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SOLHEIM CUP TEAM MATCHES:  TEAM USA vs TEAM EUROPE 

Gleneagles, Scotland -- September 9-15 -- PGA Centenary Course - Gleneagles Hotel

HOW 2019 TEAMS ARE SELECTED:  [Note:  The 2019 Team Selections are slightly different from 2017.. especially when the team rankings end and those qualified make the Teams.]


Posted April 17, 2019

STAKES ARE GETTING HIGHER -- SCORES MATTER MORE FOR SOLHEIM CUP.

Team USA and Team Europe -- each have 12 players and compete over  four days of "match" play formats  will compete in Scotland September 9-15. This is the women's version of the men's Ryder Cup to be played in 2020

TEAM USA:   10 of the golfers will earn automatic selection via the LPGA Tour's Solheim Cup points list based on tournament performance (as of August 25). For the current standings see 
http://www.lpga.com/statistics/points/solheim-cup

Two other golfers will be named to the team by the USA captain Juli Inkster.

Team USA players must be both citizens of the USA and members of the LPGA Tour. Note: The world Rolex Rankings are not used in determining Team USA.

Juli Inkster has started to bring players together to see how they "fit" as a team.

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Team Europe:

Four are selected based on the Ladies European Tour's points list as of August 11. For the current standing see  https://www.solheimcup2019.com/let-solheim-cup-points   and 


Four through the [Rolex] world rankings as of August 11th. See 
https://www.rolexrankings.com/rankings [search by country)


Four more will be named to the team by the Europe captain, Catriona Matthew.

Eligibility for Team Europe is a little more complicated because many countries participate in the Ladies European Tour.  To be eligible for Team Europe, players must have played in a minimum of 8 LET events and in addition must be nationals For complete elibility criteria see 

https://www.solheimcup2019.com/sites/g/files/awvsbl306/files/2019-04/The%202019%20Solheim%20Cup%20European%20Team%20Qualification%20-%20V2.pdf





THE SOLHEIM CUP STANDINGS AS OF APRIL 30, 2018  

Team USA: Player (how they are qualified) -- all as reported on www.lpga.com at http://www.solheimcupusa.com/news/2019-countdown-to-solheim-cup

1.      Nelly Korda (Solheim Cup Points)

2.      Danielle Kang (Solheim Cup Points)

3.      Lexi Thompson (Solheim Cup Points)

4.      Jessica Korda (Solheim Cup Points)

5.      Lizette Salas (Solheim Cup Points)

6.      Megan Khang (Solheim Cup Points)

7.      Marina Alex (Solheim Cup Points)

8.      Cristie Kerr (Solheim Cup Points) 

9.      Austin Ernst (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

10.   Angela Stanford (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

11.   Captains Pick

12.   Captains Pick

 Team Europe: Player (how they are qualified)

1.      Anne van Dam (Solheim Cup Points)

2.      Carlota Ciganda (Solheim Cup Points)

3.      Charley Hull (Solheim Cup Points)

4.      Georgia Hall (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

5.      Azahara Munoz (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

6.      Anna Nordqvist (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

7.      Caroline Masson (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

8.      Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Rolex Women’s World Rankings)

9.      Captains Pick

10.   Captains Pick

11.   Captains Pick

12.   Captains Pick    

The cutoff to earn points for Team USA will be the 2019 CP Women’s Open, which will be held Aug. 22-25 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. The 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, to be held at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland from Aug. 8-11, will serve as the cutoff for players to earn Solheim Cup points for Team Europe and the full team, including the captain’s picks, will be announced on Monday, Aug. 12, in Scotland.