Carlota Ciganda is congratulated by Anna Nordqvist after her win in the singles
Europe held their nerve in the singles to beat the USA and win the Solheim Cup for the first time on America soil.
Five points ahead overnight after a sensational clean sweep of Saturday afternoon fourballs put them 10.5-5.5 in front, Lotte Neumann's team needed just 3.5 points from the 12 singles matches to retain the trophy and four to win it outright again.
Wins from 17-year-old Charley Hull and Carlota Ciganda, as well as a half for Anna Nordqvist, took Europe's total to 13 before a threat of lightning brought the players off the course.
But after a delay of just under an hour, the visitors banked the crucial 14th point when Caroline Hedwall birdied from four feet to defeat Michelle Wie and ensure that Europe couldn't be beaten.
The victory completed a remarkable week for Hedwall who became the first player in the tournament's history to win five points out of five.
That meant half the job was done but Europe still had history to make by wrapping up an outright victory.
And the glory of securing the vital half point went to veteran Catriona Matthew as she knocked in a four foot putt at 18 to share her match with Gerina Piller.
With matches still out on the course, Europe can now extend their winning margin.