Staff Europe captain Suzann Pettersen will finalise her staff and identify 4 captain’s picks on Tuesday at 4pm stay on Sky Sports activities; Solheim Cup takes place from September 22-24 in Spain, the place they are going to be chasing a 3rd consecutive victory
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Staff Europe’s eight automated qualifiers for the Solheim Cup have been confirmed, with captain Suzann Pettersen now having a tricky resolution on who to call to finish her line-up.
The qualification marketing campaign ended after the ISPS Handa World Invitational, the place the highest two gamers on the LET European Solheim Factors Listing and subsequent six within the Rolex Ladies’s World Golf Rankings secured their locations within the biennial contest.
Evian Championship winner Celine Boutier completed prime of the European standings forward of Maja Stark, whereas Charley Hull, Leona Maguire, Georgia Corridor, Linn Grant, Carlota Ciganda and Anna Nordqvist certified by way of their world rating.
Nordqvist can be a enjoying vice-captain at Finca Cortesin from September 22-24, whereas Pettersen will announce her 4 captain’s picks in a particular programme stay this Tuesday from 4pm on Sky Sports activities Golf.
“I am very pleased with my staff proper now for the 2023 Solheim Cup,” Pettersen stated. “We now have a lot expertise within the staff and it is nice to have our rookies Maja [Stark] and Linn [Grant] representing Europe for the primary time.
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“We now have by no means had such a robust group of gamers when it comes to world rating. The European gamers have been enjoying effectively this yr and placing in robust performances throughout the board.”
How did gamers qualify?
Boutier topped the LET Solheim Cup Factors standings with 264.57 factors, largely thanks partly to her back-to-back victories at The Amundi Evian Championship and the Ladies’s Scottish Open, with the Frenchwoman now set for a 3rd consecutive look for Staff Europe.
The newly topped main champion is joined by Sweden’s Stark, who clinched the second spot with 262.42 factors after successful six occasions on the Women European Tour over the previous two years.
Hull certified by way of the world rankings and can make her sixth consecutive Solheim Cup look, having made her debut aged 17 within the 2013 contest and that includes on three successful groups.
The Englishwoman – a two-time runner-up in majors this season – is joined by Maguire, who returns after 4.5 factors in her rookie look in 2021, whereas former AIG Ladies’s Open champion Corridor can also be again to make her fourth begin for Staff Europe.
Grant can be among the many debutants after successful 5 occasions on the LET and as soon as on the LPGA Tour throughout the previous couple of seasons, with Ciganda – who received earlier this season – attending to tee it up on house soil and make a seventh Solheim Cup look.
Nordqvist can be making her eighth consecutive look within the competitors, having received 15.5 factors from the 27 matches she has performed, with the Swede excited by her further position.
“I am very proud to be taking up vice-captaincy and enjoying this yr,” Nordqvist stated. “I do not assume it is a secret how a lot I like the Solheim Cup and it brings out the very best in me. It is at all times my greatest purpose each two years to make the staff and attempt to assist Europe win.”
Who wants a captain’s choose?
Madelene Sagstrom is the highest-ranked European who did not qualify, with the Swede posting three worldwide top-10s this season and hoping to characteristic for Staff Europe for a 3rd time.
Nanna Koerstz Madsen was additionally a part of Europe’s staff in 2021 however has been unable to construct on final yr’s win on the LPGA Tour, which means she would depend on a choose, with Mel Reid in the same place if she’s to make a fifth look for Staff Europe.
Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh is the one European participant contained in the world’s prime 50 but to have her place confirmed, having adopted her breakthrough LPGA Tour success final season with a stable 2023, so might be a contender for a Solheim Cup debut.
Jodi Ewart Shadoff additionally received on the LPGA Tour final season and is an choice to make a fourth Solheim Cup begin, whereas Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela and Northern Eire’s Stephanie Meadow have each contended in a significant this season.
Ought to Pettersen need one other Spanish possibility in her facet then Carmen Alonso and Nuria Iturrioz have each received on the Women European Tour this season, whereas Ana Pelaez Trivino is contained in the world’s prime 100 after three runner-up finishes in 2023.
Olivia Cowan adopted a top-10 end on the AIG Ladies’s Open by ending within the prime 5 in Northern Eire on Sunday, whereas Pettersen has loads of different gamers she might utilise to finish her staff.
Who will Pettersen choose to finish her facet? Watch the captain’s picks announcement present stay on Tuesday from 4pm on Sky Sports activities Golf. Stream the LPGA Tour and more with NOW.
Sky Sports activities may have round the clock of the Solheim Cup from September 22-24, the place Staff Europe can be chasing a historic threepeat over Staff USA, with stay protection earlier than the primary tee time till after play has completed for every of the three days!