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Solheim Cup pairings released for Day 1

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2009 Solheim CupSUGAR GROVE, Ill. ' U.S. Solheim Cup captain Beth Daniel will make the bold early play when the matches begin Friday morning at Rich Harvest Farms.
 
Daniel will send out Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer as her leadoff team in the morning fourball session. Theyre the top two ranked Americans in the Rolex Womens World Golf Rankings at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. They will meet Norways Suzann Pettersen and Sweden's Sophie Gustafson at 9:05 a.m. ET. Pettersen is the highest ranked European at No. 6 in the world.
 
In another notable pairing, rookie Michelle Wie will team with Morgan Pressel as the American anchor team in morning fourballs. Theyll face Scotlands Catriona Matthew and Swedens Maria Hjorth at 9:50 a.m.
 
American Angela Stanford will team with Hall of Famer Juli Inkster in the 9:20 a.m. match against Helen Alfredsson and Tania Elosegui.
 
Americans Brittany Lang and Brittany Lincicome will meet Laura Davies and Becky Brewerton at 9:35 a.m.
 
In fourballs, each player plays her own ball with the best score of the twosome matched against the best-ball of the opposing twosome.
 
On the European side, captain Alison Nicholas will sit major championship winner Anna Nordqvist for morning fourballs. Nordqvist won the McDonalds LPGA Championship in June. Diana Luna, Janice Moodie and Gwladys Nocera also will sit.
 
On the American side, Kristy McPherson, Natalie Gulbis, Christina Kim and Nicole Castrale will be sidelined in the morning.
 
United States vs. Europe
 
Morning Fourballs
 
9:05 a.m. ET ' Suzann Pettersen-Sophie Gustafson (EUR) vs. Paula Creamer-Cristie Kerr (USA).
 
9:20 a.m. ET' Helen Alfredsson-Tania Elosegui (EUR) vs. Angela Stanford-Juli Inkster (USA).
 
9:35 a.m. ET' Laura Davies-Becky Brewerton (EUR) vs. Brittany Lang-Brittany Lincicome (USA).
 
9:50 a.m. ET ' Catriona Matthew-Maria Hjorth (EUR) vs. Morgan Pressel-Michelle Wie (USA).
 
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