Leon notched her second consecutive 5-and-4 win in match play during the afternoon, defeating Naomi Edwards. Edwards jumped out to a 2-up lead by winning No. 2 and No. 4; however, Leon stormed back to win seven consecutive holes – Nos. 5-11 – to build a 5-up edge through 11 holes. Leon captured the match after halving the next three holes and eliminating Edwards’ chance to rallying by holding a five-hole lead with four holes to play.
In the morning, Leon and Park secured a half-point for the U.S. by halving their match with Tricia Mangan and Tara Delaney. That was the only scoring done by the Americans during the morning as the GB&I squad won the other two foursomes matches.
The Americans entered the day with a seemingly unsurmountable 7-2 lead following Saturday’s competition. After securing 2.5 points on Sunday morning, Great Britain and Ireland also won the first two singles matches of the afternoon to pull within 7.5-6.5 before the United States closed out the competition by winning the remaining four singles matches.
Over the weekend, Leon posted a 3-0-1 record in her matches. She and Park supplied 3.5 points for the U.S., the most of any members of the team.