The first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, provided the opportunity for major points gain in The Solheim Cup table, with double merits available for the top twenty players.
Top of the table: Norway's Suzann Pettersen leads the Solheim Cup race
It was a fantastic week for the European Players, with joint third place for Suzann Pettersen and Caroline Hedwall and six Euro’s in the top ten. This takes Pettersen to the top of the table on 125 points.
With 4 players automatically qualifying through The Solheim Cup points those places currently are occupied by Pettersen (NOR), Carlota Ciganda (ESP), Caroline Hedwall (SWE) and Caroline Masson (GER). By leading the LET points list, this takes Pettersen out of the Rolex Rankings qualifiers which are now filled by Catriona Matthew (SCO), Azahara Munoz (ESP), Beatriz Recari (ESP) and Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
The Ladies European Tour heads down to South Africa next week with more points to chase for the top LET players! With just 4 months to go until The 2013 Solheim Cup in Colorado Golf Club, it is going to be an action-packed summer of golf as the girls aim to make the team and win the cup for the first time on US soil.
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About The Solheim Cup www.solheimcup.com
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LPGA and the LET, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for The Solheim Cup, professional golf’s international match-play competition for women. Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The Solheim Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional golf team competition; some of the most memorable moments in the sport have happened during one of The Solheim Cups, and berths on the U.S. and European teams are highly sought after by players from both organizations.
The 2013 Solheim Cup will take place Aug. 13-18 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. The European Team enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team needing 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize. The U.S. team holds an 8-4 lead in the matches, which began in 1990.
In addition to founding sponsor PING, Rolex is also a Global Partner of The Solheim Cup. For more information about The Solheim Cup and updated standings for each team, log on to www.solheimcupeurope.com, www.ladieseuropeantour.com