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Going For the Flag
Jaime Diaz
October 31, 1994
Dottie Mochrie's aggressive play inspired a U.S. victory over Europe in the Solheim Cup
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October 31, 1994

Going For The Flag

Dottie Mochrie's aggressive play inspired a U.S. victory over Europe in the Solheim Cup

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Mochrie was growing just as frustrated with her own futility on the greens, but she had the good fortune to be paired on Friday and Saturday with Burton, whose putting was the key in victories against the two top European pairs—Alfredsson and Neumann by 3 and 2 in the alternate shot, and Davies and Nicholas 2 and 1 in the better ball. Burton's 2-up win over Davies on Sunday made her and Mochrie the only undefeated players.

Mochrie seemed to rid herself of nervousness through her aggressive, competitive style and her frequent venting of emotion. Her exuberance, however, became a source of friction between the teams. Besides displaying a tiresome fondness for the high five, Mochrie yelled "Yes!" when Davies missed a putt on Saturday. Although no official complaint was made, several European players expressed displeasure. "That's Dottie," Alfredsson said. "It's self-explanatory."

Mochrie had no apologies. "I know what it takes for me to play well," she said. "I don't get in anybody's way. I have to be happy with myself before anyone else."

At The Greenbrier the American team was very happy with Dottie Mochrie, and very relieved.

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