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U.S., European Solheim Cup teams update

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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.

USA

American Solheim Cup standings (top eight qualify):

Points
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).


Europe

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.