European Solheim Cup Captain Carin Koch now has eight of her 12 charges confirmed for The 2015 Solheim Cup at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
After the final qualification tournament, the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in Vancouver, the four players who qualified from the Rolex Women’s World Rankings are Anna Nordqvistfrom Sweden, Azahara Muñoz from Spain, Sandra Gal from Germany and Carlota Ciganda of Spain respectively.
They join the four players already qualified from the Ladies European Tour points list: Suzann Pettersen from Norway, Gwladys Nocera from France and Charley Hull and Melissa Reidfrom England.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 25th August), Captain Carin Koch will complete her line-up to take on the United States team from September 18-20 when she names her four wildcard picks live on the Sky Sports News SportsWomen show from 11.30 BST.
Of the most recently confirmed team members, world number 10 Anna Nordqvist will make her fourth Solheim Cup appearance having first played in 2009 and then on two winning teams in 2011 and 2013. From 12 matches played, she has posted a combined total of 6 ½ points for team Europe.
World number 23 Azahara Muñoz will play on her third European Solheim Cup team having been a key member of both of the past two successful teams in Ireland (2011) and Colorado (2013), where she earned has earned a combined total of 4 ½ points from eight matches played.
World number 43 Sandra Gal will make a second Solheim Cup appearance when the event takes place in her home country of Germany. A member of the winning team in Ireland in 2011, she is thrilled to be representing her continent and hopes to ignite golfing euphoria in Germany.
World number 52 Carlota Ciganda, a member of the victorious European team in 2013, who posted a 100 per cent record from three matches played in Colorado, will make her second Solheim Cup appearance but her first on European soil.
On the United States team, Captain Juli Inkster now has 10 players confirmed following the event in Canada. From the points list are (listed in order of points ranking): Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford and Gerina Piller. The two highest-ranked players not in the top-8 spots on the points list who qualified via the Rolex Rankings are No. 29 Alison Lee and No. 32 Lizette Salas.
Inkster will name her two remaining players live on Golf Channel during a Golf Central special, airing from 7-8 PM EST Monday, August 24th in Orlando (12am-1am BST on Tuesday 25th).
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