Emily Kristine Pedersen and Georgia Hall qualify from Solheim Cup points standings
22 August, CARNOUSTIE: Following the conclusion of the AIG Women’s Open, the six players to automatically qualify for Team Europe at the 2021 Solheim Cup have been confirmed.
Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen topped the LET Solheim Cup Points standings, accumulating 126.38 points thanks to her winning run at the end of last year.
Pedersen made her Solheim Cup debut in 2017 when she was one of Annika Sorenstam’s captain’s picks in Des Moines.
The 2020 Race to Costa del Sol champion is joined by England’s Georgia Hall, who clinched the second spot following her performance this week.
The 2018 Women’s Open champion has had a good run of form recently including T6 at The Amundi Evian Championship and T2 at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open.
Team Europe had four players qualify via the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and there was a change in the rankings following Anna Nordqvist’s win at Carnoustie.
The 2021 AIG Women’s Open champion climbed up to world number 16 to secure her place on the European team for the seventh consecutive time.
Last year’s AIG Women’s Open champion Sophia Popov will make her Solheim Cup debut in Toledo after securing her spot.
They will be joined by England’s Charley Hull and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda, who will both be making their fifth appearances in the competition.
“I’m really happy with my team right now for the 2021 Solheim Cup. Congratulations to Anna on her AIG Women’s Open win and securing a qualified spot in the team. There is plenty of experience there and it is great to have Sophia representing Europe for the first time,” commented captain Catriona Matthew.
“Over the past few months, so many European players have been playing well and throwing their name in the hat. Choosing picks is always the toughest part, but I believe we’ll have a great team.”