Solheim Cup Qualification, Rankings & Records

Latest rankings

Europe

USA

LET Solheim Cup Rankings
Pts
 
LPGA Solheim Cup Rankings
Pts
1
Anne Van Dam (NED)
94
 
1
Nelly Korda
329
2
Georgia Hall (ENG)
88.83
 
2
Lexi Thompson
283
3
Charley Hull (ENG)
86
 
3
Danielle Kang
252.5
4
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
66.88
 
4
Jessica Korda
232
5
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
65
 
5
Lizette Salas
220
6
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
64
 
6
Marina Alex
208
7
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
49.7
 
7
Megan Khang
188
8
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
46.5
 
8
Austin Ernst
187
9
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
41.25
 
9
Cristie Kerr
187
10
Celine Boutier (FRA)
35
 
10
Brittany Lincicome
172
 
Rolex World Rankings
Europe
Avg.
 
USA
Avg.
1
Georgia Hall (ENG)
4.22
 
1
Lexi Thompson
4.83
2
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
4.18
 
2
Nelly Korda
4.39
3
Charley Hull (ENG)
3.27
 
3
Jessica Korda
3.86
4
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
2.55
 
4
Danielle Kang
3.63
5
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
1.92
 
5
Marina Alex
2.99
6
Caroline Masson (GER)
1.89
 
6
Lizette Salas
2.87
7
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
1.76
 
7
Austin Ernst
2.73
8
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)
1.64
 
8
Angela Stanford
2.65
9
Bronte Law (ENG)
1.61
 
9
Cristie Kerr
2.62
10
Anne Van Dam (NED)
1.28
 
10
Michelle Wie
2.56

Europe: The top three remains unchanged, but Marianne Skarpnord leapt into the top 10 with her two-shot victory in the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville. The 33-year-old was part of Europe’s victory in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2003

USA: Megan Khang moved into the automatic qualifying spots, up from 10th to 7th, with an 8th-place finish in the Honda LPGA Thailand, while Nelly Korda extended her lead after coming 7th at Siam Country Club.


Qualification Criteria

The 2019 Solheim Cup European Team will consist of 12 Eligible Players, who shall be selected as follows:

(a) top 3 Eligible Players on the LET Solheim Cup Points ranking
(b) top 5 Eligible Players appearing on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings
(c) 4 Eligible Players selected by the Captain.

Points are awarded depending on event prize fund and status. Points distribution categories are:

Prize fund below €250,000

Prize fund between €250,000 and €500,000

Prize fund over €500,000

Host tournament (i.e. Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open)

Major Championships


The 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup Team will be comprised of 12 American players from the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) who are selected in the following order:

1) The top 8 players on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list at the end of the Qualifying Period, based on points accumulated from all Ranking Events during the Qualifying Period. In the event of a tie, the player with the higher ranking on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings at the end of the Qualifying Period will be selected; 

2) The top 2 players on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings at the end of the Qualifying Period who are not already qualified under (1) above. In the event of a tie, the player with the higher ranking on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list at the end of the Qualifying Period will be selected; 

3) 2 players as selected by the U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain.


Solheim Cup Records

Most appearances on a team 12 – Laura Davies (Eur), 1990–2011
   
Most points 25 – Laura Davies (Eur) (22–18–6 record)
   
Most singles points won 7 – Juli Inkster (USA) (6–1–2 record)
   
Most foursome points won 11½ – Annika Sörenstam (Eur) (11–3–1 record)
   
Most fourball points won 10½ – Laura Davies (Eur) (9–7–3 record)
10½ – Cristie Kerr (USA) (10–5–1 record)
   
Top point percentage
(Minimum of 3 Solheim Cup Matches)
Janice Moodie (Eur) (7–2–2) 72.7%
Carin Koch (Eur) (10–3–3) 71.9%
Dottie Pepper (USA) (13–5–2) 70.0%
Christina Kim (USA) (6–2–2) 70.0%
   
 Most points in a single contest  5 – Caroline Hedwall (Eur) 2013
   
 Youngest player  17 years, 149 days – Charley Hull (Eur) 2013
   
 Oldest player  51 years, 91 days – Juli Inkster (USA) 2011
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