Georgia Corridor, Charley Hull and Mel Reid are all in Europe’s group for his or her defence of the Solheim Cup in opposition to the US in September.
Corridor and Hull certified robotically, whereas Reid is considered one of six captain’s picks made by Catriona Matthew.
Reid missed out on a choose final day out at Gleneagles and took on vice-captain duties throughout Europe’s victory. The 2020 ShopRite LPGA Basic winner is raring to go and excited to return to the Solheim Cup stage. “I’m not shy after I talk about how a lot the Solheim Cup means to me, so to be again on that group once more means the world. I believe the group is wanting robust and I’m already excited to see everybody in simply over every week,” Reid mentioned.
Eire’s Leona Maguire, Madelene Sagstrom, Matilda Castren, Nanna Koerstz Madsen and Celine Boutier are Matthew’s different captain’s picks. The remaining 4 gamers that certified robotically are Ladies’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist, Germany’s Sophia Popov, Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda.
Maguire turns into the primary Irish participant to characterize Europe on the Solheim Cup. The 26-year-old, who completed T6 at The Amundi Evian Championship, placed on efficiency at Carnoustie to finish the event T13. She mentioned: “I’m actually excited. I performed within the PING Junior Solheim Cup in 2009 and 2011, and it was an unimaginable factor to be a part of the junior facet, so to be on the ‘huge’ group is one thing actually particular, particularly as no Irish particular person has ever executed it earlier than. I believe it’s going to be nice for Irish golf and to point out the younger women developing that it’s potential to do issues should you set your thoughts to it.”
Whereas Koerstz Madsen simply missed out on computerized qualification by means of the LET factors, her constant performances and T5 end at Carnoustie secured her choose. Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, who performed within the 2017 matches, additionally returns to the facet after placing on a present at Carnoustie this week. The 28-year-old completed in a tie for second place and might’t wait to be again with the European group on the Solheim Cup. She mentioned: “I really feel tremendous excited to characterize Europe on the Solheim Cup, one more time. 2017 was my first time and it’s what everybody goals about doing. The ambiance is phenomenal and it’s enjoying on the world’s largest stage. It’s an honour to be there.”
Talking concerning the stability of her group, captain Catriona Matthew mentioned: “I’m actually pleased with my group proper now. Congratulations to Anna [Nordqvist] on her AIG Ladies’s Open win and securing a qualifying spot within the group. There may be loads of expertise there and it’s nice to have Sophia [Popov] representing Europe for the primary time. Over the previous few months, so many European gamers have been enjoying nicely and throwing their identify within the hat. Selecting picks is at all times the hardest half, however I imagine we’ll have a fantastic group.”
World primary Nelly Korda leads the US problem within the biennial occasion which might be held at Inverness Membership in Ohio from September 4-6. The 23-year-old is the rising star of the ladies’s recreation after profitable her first main on the Ladies’s PGA in June and backing that up with gold on the Tokyo Olympic Video games. She might be joined by her sister Jessica, Danielle Kang, Ally Ewing, Austin Ernst, Lexi Thompson, Megan Khang, Lizette Salas and Jennifer Kupcho. US captain Pat Hurst will identify her three picks later in the present day.
Europe’s 2021 Solheim Cup group
Automated Qualifiers: Georgia Corridor, Charley Hull, Anna Nordqvist, Sophia Popov, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Carlota Ciganda.
Captain’s Picks: Mel Reid, Leona Maguire, Madelene Sagstrom, Matilda Castren, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Celine Boutier.