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Solheim Cup to Highlight 2019 Ladies European …

Solheim Cup to Highlight 2019 Ladies European Tour and LPGA Schedules

2019 Solheim Cup to be played on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, from Sept. 13-15, 2019

European and U.S. Points Races to conclude at Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and CP Women’s Open respectively

With just eight months to go until The 2019 Solheim Cup, the battle for spots on Team Europe and Team USA will intensify with the 2019 Ladies European Tour (LET) and LPGA seasons about to commence.

The 2019 Ladies European Tour season tees off this week in Abu Dhabi, where the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open will be played on Jan. 10-13 at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, where a number of European players, including Charley Hull and Jodi Ewart-Shadoff, will be looking to earn Solheim Cup points.

The 2019 LPGA season will kick off Jan. 17-20 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. with the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, which features nine Americans who have won an LPGA title in the past two seasons.

The prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA returns to Scotland for the first time since 2000, with The 2019 Solheim Cup being held at the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from Sept. 13-15.

Scotland’s own Catriona Matthew, a nine-time Solheim Cup participant, will make her debut as captain for Team Europe, alongside assistant captains Laura Davies, Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie.

The 2019 European Solheim Cup Team will consist of the top three players on the LET Solheim Cup points rankings, the top five eligible players from the Rolex Women’s World Rankings and four players selected by Team Europe Captain Catriona Matthew and European Solheim Cup points are doubled for 2019.

The cut-off to earn points for Team USA will be the 2019 CP Women’s Open, which will be held Aug. 22-25 at Magna Golf Club in Ontario, Canada. The 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, to be held at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland from Aug. 8-11, will serve as the cut-off for players to earn Solheim Cup points for Team Europe and the full team, including the captain’s picks, will be announced on Monday, Aug. 12, in Scotland.

With U.S. captain Juli Inkster set to be at the helm for a record third time, the Americans will head to Scotland as the two-time defending champions, having mounted a furious Singles comeback in Germany in 2015 to take a one-point win. Also returning for a third-straight Solheim Cup will be Inkster’s assistant captains Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward and Nancy Lopez.

Solheim Cup points, that determine eight of the 12 American golfers who make the team, will be worth one and a half times as much for the 2019 season as they were in 2018 and they will double for each of the five majors (ANA Inspiration, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, AIG Women’s British Open and The Evian Championship).

The increase in awarded points means players can make big moves in a hurry by carding top-20 finishes during 2019. For example, a player who captured 40 points for an LPGA win in 2018 can earn 60 points for winning the same event in 2019.

Two other slots will be awarded to the top two Americans on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings who are not already among the top eight in Solheim Cup points. The final two players for Team USA will be selected by captain Juli Inkster.

Team Europe Solheim Cup Points

Georgia Hall (ENG), 88.83
Anne Van Dam (NED), 80.00
Carlota Ciganda (ESP), 66.88
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE), 65.00
Caroline Hedwall (SWE), 50.00
Azahara Munoz (ESP), 49.70
Charley Hull (ENG), 46.00
Anna Nordqvist (SWE), 41.25
Celine Boutier (FRA), 35.00
Becky Morgan (WAL), 30.00
Olivia Cowan (GER), 24.38
Felicity Johnson (ENG), 23.50

As it stands for Team Europe:

Georgia Hall, Solheim Cup Points
Anne Van Dam, Solheim Cup Points
Carlota Ciganda, Solheim Cup Points
Anna Nordqvist, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Charley Hull, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Caroline Masson, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Pernilla Lindberg, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Azahara Munoz, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Captain’s Pick
Captain’s Pick
Captain’s Pick
Captain’s Pick

Team USA Solheim Cup Points

Lexi Thompson, 265
Jessica Korda, 232
Danielle Kang, 227
Lizette Salas, 220
Nelly Korda, 218
Marina Alex, 199
Brittany Lincicome, 172
Austin Ernst, 169
Megan Khang, 167
Angela Stanford, 161
Cristie Kerr, 157
Brittany Altomare, 154

As it stands for Team USA:

Lexi Thompson, Solheim Cup Points
Jessica Korda, Solheim Cup Points
Danielle Kang, Solheim Cup Points
Lizette Salas, Solheim Cup Points
Nelly Korda, Solheim Cup Points
Marina Alex, Solheim Cup Points
Brittany Lincicome, Solheim Cup Points
Austin Ernst, Solheim Cup Points
Cristie Kerr, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Michelle Wie, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Captains Pick
Captains Pick

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From local municipal golf courses to Championship venues, everyone is getting behind Women’s Golf Day

With just 5 weeks to go, momentum is building for Women’s Golf Day (WGD), as big name venues across the globe sign up for the 2018 spectacular. With women and girls’ participation vital to the long term health of the game, WGD is taking golf to the people and providing the perfect platform for clubs to get more women golfing.

Quick of the mark to sign up was the U.K.’s Centurion Club, host of the European Tour’s innovative six hole competition Golf Sixes. With the event featuring female tour players competing alongside the men for the first time, WGD is a perfect addition to their progressive outlook. Rai Legnar, International Ambassador, Business Development at Centurion club explains “We are delighted to be part of the Women Golf Day 2018, an initiative which will help us in our efforts to grow our female membership at the club. June 5th will be part of our first ‘Ladies’ Members/Guest day and will also feature activities for beginners on the driving range and practice facilities under the guidance of our highly qualified golf professionals. The day will conclude with a social event in our private dining rooms and with a short presentation of the club and all its benefits for members.” 

With innovative formats like Golf Sixes proving a popular way to attract new players to the game, Frilford Heath in England will be using their brand new six hole Par 3 course as part of their WGD event and are pleased to be lending their support to WGD. “Frilford Heath is a traditional Club in many ways but we are forward thinking and passionate about helping to grow female participation in golf whenever possible. We’re holding a Women’s Golf Day event as we feel is it important to support positive initiatives that bring people and the game of golf together” comments Frilford Heath General Manager Russell Stebbs.

But it’s not just the golf that makes WGD so successful, the social side of each event is an integral part of the day and is just one of the reasons that The Olympic Club in San Francisco will be supporting WGD again this year, “We are an athletic club first with golf being just one of 19 sports at the club for our members to enjoy.  Our goal in hosting a Women’s Golf Day event was to target our younger athletic members of the team sports like field hockey, soccer, basketball, squash and bring them to golf,” comments Will Hutter from The Olympic Club. “The social and international group aspect #womensgolfday made it attractive to our younger members.  Also making it an “a la carte” event where flexible arrival time during the two hours made it a success at The Olympic Club.”

Elisa Gaudet, founder of WGD concludes, “From resorts in Australia, indoor golf in Hong Kong and midnight golf in Norway, all the way through to Championship venues across the world,  state run municipal courses in America and island golf in Hawaii – Women’s Golf Day is truly a global experience that is giving female golfers and golf venues of every type the chance to get involved. We cannot wait to celebrate women’s and girl’s golf with everyone on June 5thand help grow this fantastic international community of people who are passionate about the game.“

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