The battles for American and European Solheim Cup roster spots heat up this summer with extra points at stake in three majors over the next 10 weeks.
After this week’s Shoprite Classic, just six LPGA events remain for Americans to qualify for the Solheim Cup, which is scheduled Aug. 16-18 at Colorado Golf Club just outside Denver. There are only five Ladies European Tour events left for the Euros to qualify. Both teams will be announced at the conclusion of the Ricoh Women’s British Open on Aug. 4.
American Solheim Cup standings (top eight qualify):
|1. Stacy Lewis||783|
|2. Cristie Kerr||435|
|3. Paula Creamer||406|
|4. Angela Stanford||297|
|5. Brittany Lincicome||215|
|6. Lexi Thompson||205|
|7. Jessic Korda||190|
|8. Lizette Salas||168|
|9. Brittany Lang||167|
|10. Jennifer Johnson||153|
|11. Gerina Piller||124|
|12. Katie Futcher||116|
|13. Morgan Pressel||101|
|14. Vicky Hurst||100|
|15. Nicole Castrale||98|
*The top 20 places in an LPGA event are awarded points with 60 points for first place, 30 for second, 28.5 for third and all the way down to three points for a 20th-place finish. Points are doubled in the majors.
The American Solheim Cup world rankings standings (top two qualify):
1. Brittany Lang (No. 47)
2. Jennifer Johnson (No. 53).
3. Gerina Piller (No. 62).
4. Morgan Pressel (No. 64).
|European Solheim Cup points standings (top four qualify):||Points|
|1. Carlota Ciganda, Spain||132.5|
|2. Suzann Pettersen, Norway||125|
|3. Caroline Hedwall, Sweden||93.25|
|4. Caroline Masson, Germany||91.50|
|5. Giulia Sergas, Italy||91.38|
|6. Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden||69.21|
|7. Charley Hull, England||69.09|
|8. Catriona Matthew, Scotland||65.75|
*The Ladies European Tour has different point tables for events depending on the prize money offered, but a victory can range from 40 points to 60 points with a win in the majors worth 80 points.
Here are the European Solheim Cup Rolex Rankings (top four qualify):
1. Catriona Matthew, Scotland.
2. Azahara Munoz, Spain.
3. Karine Icher, France.
4. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden.
5. Beatriz Recari, Spain
6. Sandra Gal, Germany.