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Wally plays his part in historic win
10:39am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Sport
FORMER Warrington Wolves full back Mark Wallington played his part in a historic victory for Europe at the Solheim Cup in Denver this week.
The 41-year-old caddy was on the bag of teenage sensation Charley Hull as she helped her side become the first European team in the competition’s 23-year history to win in America and retain the cup.
Wallington, who was drafted into the European side after his four-match unbeaten run with Sophie Gustafson helped Europe to glory at Ireland’s Killeen Castle two years ago, watched on as 17-year-old Hull and four-ball partner Catriona Matthew fell 2&1 to former boss Michelle Wie and partner Paula Creamer on day one.
But Hull was to exact her revenge on Creamer, the darling of American women’s golf, over the final two days, teaming up with Jodi Ewart to earn a controversial 2&0 victory on day two and get the European ball rolling.
Hull - who only became a professional earlier this year - completed the double over Creamer on the final day, kick-starting Europe’s run towards a record 18-10 winning margin with an emphatic 5&4 victory over the 27-year-old.
The result bolsters Wallington’s already impressive Solheim Cup tally, with the former Wolves and Woolston Rovers player now being successful in six of the seven matches played against American opposition.
The Warringtonian has now returned to his regular job caddying for LPGA star Danielle Kang as she prepares to play the Canadian Women's Open in Edmonton this week.
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