Twelve different players earned points toward a spot on the U.S. Solheim Cup Team at the LPGA State Farm Classic including five-time team member Cristie Kerr,
who continues to dominate the race with 612 points. Kerr has three consecutive runner-up finishes which equates to 90 U.S. Solheim Cup Team points scored over the last three events. With three major championships upcoming and double points available at each, the race to make the 2011 team is still unfolding. ShopRite LPGA Classic winner Brittany Lincicome has helped her own cause in recent weeks with a victory and tie for third, equaling 88.5 points scored in two weeks. She is currently sixth in the points race behind Kerr, Morgan Pressel (363.5), Michelle Wie (358), Angela Stanford (356), and Kraft Nabisco Championship winner Stacy Lewis (335.5). Paula Creamer (317.5), Brittany Lang (210.5), Juli Inkster (188.5) and Christina Kim (150.5) round out the current top-10. Thirty-five other players have scored points in the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup race, but of them, only eight are within 100 points of Kim. Six total tournaments remain for players to earn points before the team is announced following the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. U.S. Captain Rosie Jones will add two captain's picks to the 10 points qualifiers to round of the 12 player team that will take on Alison Nicholas and the Europeans, Sept. 23-25, 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland.
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