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Solheim Cup by the numbers
By Lindsey Willhite | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 8/23/2009 9:01 PM

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5: Undefeated players in the 2009 Solheim Cup. The United States' Michelle Wie (3-0-1), Morgan Pressel (2-0-1) and Brittany Lang (1-0-2) joined France's Gwladys Nocera (3-0-1) and Italy's Diana Luna (1-0-1). All but Pressel and Nocera were Solheim rookies.

9: National anthems sung by the Young Naperville Singers during the closing ceremony: England, Norway, Italy, Scotland, France, Sweden, Wales, United States and Ireland. They remained silent during Spain's anthem as there are no official lyrics.

120,000: Official attendance at Rich Harvest Farms for the week. Colin Cann, Paula Creamer's caddie, has carried a bag in six Solheims (for both sides) and said these were clearly the biggest and loudest crowds in the event's history.

1-4: Top European player Suzann Pettersen's won-loss record for the week. "I felt like I played very, very solid all week," she said. "I'm very disappointed to get only 1 of my 5 points. But sometimes you play well and still don't get your points." Pettersen and Sweden's Maria Hjorth were the only players to compete in all five rounds.

24.4: The percentage of holes the Americans either eagled or birdied during Sunday's 12 singles matches. The U.S. posted 47 birdies and 2 eagles over 201 holes compared to Europe's 43 birdies and 1 eagle.

14: Number of American players and coaches disappointed to learn Juli Inkster told the Golf Channel this will be her 11th and final Solheim Cup. They're already plotting to force her to play in the 2011 competition at Killeen Castle in Ireland. "Yeah, Brett Favre right here!" said U.S. captain Beth Daniel.

$0: Amount of money the golfers on both sides receive for playing in the Solheim Cup.