Solheim Cup: U.S wins amid tears and controversy

    The victorious United States team celebrates with the Solheim Cup after a stunning comeback on the final day in Germany.

    Story highlights

    • USA wins back Solheim Cup
    • Beats Europe by a single point in Germany
    • Paula Creamer secures clinching win
    • Controversy in earlier fourball match

    (CNN)Bitter tears turned to joyous tears for the United States after fighting back to win the Solheim Cup from Europe on a dramatic but controversial final day of the 2015 edition.

    The U.S team was trailing 10-6 going into the final singles matches at the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany but eventually won 14 1/2 points to 13 1/2 points.
      Caroline Masson had a putt to retain the trophy for Europe but she missed and Gerina Piller sank a nine-footer to claim a decisive victory for the Americans.
      With Lizette Salas, Angela Stanford, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer, who won the clinching point, taking the bottom five singles it was a stunning turn around.
      But the conclusion to the biennial team event will be remembered for an incident in the morning fourball matches.
      In the final grouping, Alison Bell of the U.S. had a birdie putt on the 17th to pull herself and Brittany Lincicombe one hole