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Teams confirmed for Solheim Cup

Europe and the United States have confirmed their teams for the Solheim Cup in Iowa which takes place at the Des Moines Country Club on 18-20 August.

England’s Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Mel Reid and Florentyna Parker all qualified automatically for the 12-strong team. Six-time Solheim Cup veteran Paula Creamer, who sunk the winning putt for the Americans two years ago, was not selected as a wildcard by Juli Inkster.

Europe captain Annika Sorenstam had four wildcard choices and picked fellow Swedes Anna Nordqvist and Madelene Sagstrom, along with Germany’s Caroline Masson and Emily Pedersen of Denmark. Austin Ernst and Angel Yin were the wildcard choices picked by United States captain Inkster.

The teams in full are:

Europe: Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Mel Reid, Florentyna Parker, Carlota Ciganda, Karine Icher, Suzann Pettersen. Wildcards: Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Masson, Emily Pederson, Magdalene Sagstrom.

USA: Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda, Danielle Kang, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome, Lizette Salas. Captain’s Picks: Austin Ernst, Angel Yin.