CARMEL, Ind. – Momentum swung fast and furious in the Solheim Cup, stopping only when Paula Creamer holed a 5-foot par putt to win for the second time Saturday and leave the matches where they started – all square, with 12 singles matches left to decide who wins.

The 19-year-old Creamer and five women old enough to be her mother led an American rally at Crooked Stick, none more spectacular than 45-year-old Rosie Jones.

Playing in her final Solheim Cup, Jones made a 30-foot birdie putt up the ridge on the 18th for an unlikely halve.

Annika Sorenstam recovered from a meltdown in the morning by teaming with Laura Davies for the first time and picking up an easy point. Trish Johnson and Sophie Gustafson came up with clutch putts for Europe.

Creamer’s par putt gave her and Cristie Kerr a 1-up victory over Cationa Matthew and Carin Koch, leaving the matches tied at 8 going into the Sunday singles.

The only other time the Solheim Cup was tied going into the last day was back in 1994, and the Americans won handily.

Calcavecchia’s lead shrinks to one

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Stephen Ames shot a course-record tying 64 and Craig Barlow made a hole-in-one to surge into contention Saturday as Mark Calcavecchia’s lead shrunk to one stroke after three rounds of the Canadian Open.

Calcavecchia, the 1989 British Open champion, started the day with a five-shot lead, but battled inconsistent drives and missed putts in a round of 2-over 72 for a 6-under 204 total.

Calcavecchia’s struggles gave the rest of the field the opening it needed, and 12 players moved within five shots of the lead entering the final round at Shaughnessy Golf Club.


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