Captain's pick Suzann Pettersen did Catriona Matthew proud as she holed the winning putt for Europe. Joe Hughes has all the details

Solheim Cup report: What happened on day one at Gleneagles?

Europe had a first day to remember at Gleneagles as they secured a one-point lead heading into the second day of play.

Anne van Dam and Suzann Pettersen provided one of the stories of the day on Friday afternoon as they dominated the tough duo of Danielle Kang and Lizette Salas.

Pettersen, who was a captainโ€™s pick, struggled at the beginning of her round failing to get out of a bunker on the first and finding water on the second, but warmed-up quickly after.

Her rookie partner showed no signs of nerves and parred the first to send the home pairing 1-up but she really came alive towards the end of the front nine, carding three birdies in four holes.

It was not such a fairytale story for Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Hedwall who were thrashed 7&5 in their fourball match by Angel Yin and Ally McDonald โ€“ tying the largest fourball margin of victory in Solheim Cup history.

The European pair only made one bogey all day, but more tellingly only made a solitary birdie on the 12th hole. With the Americans carding seven, the point was well deserved.

The final two matches of the Friday fourballs featured two European pairings that had both avoided defeat in the foursomes.

Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz played their second round of the day and were involved in an intense tussle with Brittany Altomare and Nelly Korda which led to each team gaining half a point.

The Americans came out firing and won the first to take the lead which they would hold until the fourth and it wasnโ€™t until the 6th that Europe got their noses in front, but in truth it was the end of the round in which the excitement came.

Europe were 4-up with six to play and seemingly cruising to victory, but a late fight back from the visitors saw them head up 18 just 1-down.

All four players had birdie putts but it was Altomare who was first to play who rolled her lengthy effort into the cup.

Both Europeans saw their putts roll by and had to settle for a half.

Bronte Law and Carlota Ciganda were enthralled in a fascinating duel with with Jessica Korda and Lexi Thompson which went all the way to the 18th despite USA being 2-up with four to play.

Throughout this match it was clear to see where the big moments came thanks to the enthusiastic fist-pumps courtesy of both players, with perhaps the biggest roar coming from Ciganda as she rolled in a lengthy birdie on 17 to send them down 18 1-up.

The final hole was no less dramatic and it was Lexi Thompson who holed a sliding left-to-right putt for birdie to win the hole and secure a half.

Speaking of thrilling battles, the Friday foursomes were tight throughout with the exception of the match involving the history-making Korda sisters.

The American siblings became the first sisters to play alongside each other in a Solheim Cup and they did in fact come close to not being partnered together at all.

However, once Inkster did pair them together for the first session they did not look back and beat Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson 6&4.

Hull and Munoz got the better of Megan Khang and Annie Park, beating their first opponents of the day 2&1.

2018 British Open champion Georgia Hall partnered Celine Boutier and they formed a formidable partnership to defeat Brittany Altomare and Lexi Thompson โ€“ this was Lexiโ€™s first defeat in the Solheim Cup since 2013.

Hall put on an iron-play masterclass while Boutier finished off most of the holes on the green. The partnership worked perfectly and it would not be surprising to see them back out again on Saturday.

The only match halved came in the very first of the day where Law and Ciganda went the distance against Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex.

Throughout the 18 holes there was little between the two pairs and neither team really deserved to lose.

Solheim Cup report: Day one results

Fridays foursomes

Carlota Ciganda/Bronte Law vs. Morgan Pressel/Marina Alex โ€“ Match halved

Georgia Hall/Celine Boutier vs. Lexi Thompson/Brittany Altomare โ€“ย Europe 2&1

Caroline Masson/Jodi Ewart Shadoff vs. Jessica Korda/Nelly Korda โ€“ย USA 6&4

Charley Hull/Azahara Munoz vs. Megan Khang/Annie Park Europeย Europe 2&1

Friday fourballs

Suzann Pettersen/Anne van Dam vs. Danielle Kang/Lizette Salas โ€“ย Europe 4&2

Anna Nordqvist/Caroline Hedwall vs. Ally McDonald/Angel Yin โ€“ย USA 7&5

Carlota Ciganda/Bronte Law vs. Jessica Korda/Lexi Thompson โ€“ย Match halved

Charley Hull/Azahara Munoz vs. Nelly Korda/Brittany Altomare โ€“ Match halved

Solheim Cup report: Overall score after day one

Europe: 4.5

USA: 3.5