9th August 2015: European Solheim Cup Captain Carin Koch now has four of her 12 charges confirmed for The 2015 Solheim Cup at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
The four automatic qualifiers from the Ladies European Tour points list are Suzann Pettersen from Norway, Gwladys Nocera from France and Charley Hull and Melissa Reid from England.
With Melissa Reid finishing tied for fifth place in the Tipsport Golf Masters in the Czech Republic, the final qualifying tournament of the 2015 European Solheim Cup qualifying race, she took the fourth spot on the points list, dislodging Anna Nordqvist.
On Tuesday 25th August Captain Carin Koch will complete her line-up to take on the United States from September 18-20 when she names the next four automatic qualifiers from the Rolex Women’s World Rankings and her four wildcards, during the live ‘Sportswomen’ television show on Sky Sports News in the UK and Ireland from 11.30 BST.
Heading the Ladies European Tour’s automatic qualification list is the world number six Suzann Pettersen, 34, who will be making her eighth Solheim Cup appearance having claimed her 21st career title in Canada in June.
Second on the list is Gwladys Nocera, 40, who will be playing in her fourth Solheim Cup. She earned her 14th Ladies European Tour title in Morocco in March.
Charley Hull, 19, will play in her second Solheim Cup having been the youngest ever participant on the successful European team in Colorado. She earned her first Ladies European Tour title last year in Morocco.
Reigning European number one Melissa Reid will be playing in her second Solheim Cup after some impressive performances this season including her fifth win at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, which she led from start to finish, in May.
European Captain Carin Koch said: “I’m very impressed by Melissa’s performance. She knew what she had to do and she went out and did it. It’s a lot of pressure, knowing that you have to perform and it’s one of the toughest things in golf. It’s great to have four strong and experienced players that have already qualified so I’m really, really excited to see the team shaping up.”
See European Solheim Cup points list here:
Full team details at solheimcup.com