Youngsters making moves in the Solheim Cup points race

Jessica Korda
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Jessica Korda of the USA in action during the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club on March 3, 2013 in Singapore, Singapore.

The Team USA Solheim Cup points standings saw some big changes following last weekend's HSBC Women's Champions. Stacy Lewis (617) extended her lead over Cristie Kerr (294) after winning the Singapore event. She is now in first place on the list by 323 points.

Three young American players had top 10 performances to boost their points standings. Finishing T5, Jessica Korda moved into the 8 spot on the Solheim points list, and Lexi Thompson moved from seventh place to sixth by finishing T8. Also with a T5 finish was Danielle Kang, who is still on the outside looking in for Solheim but look for her to continue working her way up the list.

Another young American who has played very well so far this season is Lizette Salas, who has improved her Rolex Ranking this season from 86 to 58 through three tournaments. Lizette is a serious contender for a spot on Team USA as well. For a full listing of Solheim points for both Team USA and Team Europe, go to

Solheim Cup is a highly emotional event for the players. In the video below, Michelle Wie talks about the ups and downs that some of these youngsters may experience if they make the team this year.

Solheim Spirit: Michelle Wie on high flying emotions at the Solheim Cup

Michelle Wie has competed in two Solheim Cups. She talks about the highs and lows that players go through every other year at this event.

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