Stacy Lewis led the contingent of American players at last week’s Avnet LPGA Classic and in turn she helped bolster her chances of making the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Team that will take on the Europeans, Sept. 23-25, 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland.
Lewis’ fifth place finish at the Avnet LPGA Classic earned her 25.5 U.S. Solheim Cup points and boosted her to fourth in the overall points race, trailing Solheim Cup veterans Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel and Michelle Wie. Pressel finished 16th and earned nine points while Angela Stanford and Christina Kim earned 13.5 points each after finishing in a tie for 13th.
Paige Mackenzie (19.5), Jennifer Song (9), Juli Inkster (4.5) and Jessica Korda (4.5) also tallied points with their finishes at the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove. Despite not earning any points at the Avnet LPGA Classic, Cristie Kerr continues to maintain a strong lead in the race to make the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Team with 522 total points.