Emily Kristine Pedersen and Georgia Hall advance to Solheim Cup points standings
August 22, CARNOUSTIE: Following the conclusion of the AIG Women’s Open, the six players automatically qualified for Team Europe at the Solheim Cup 2021 have been confirmed.
Dane Emily Kristine Pedersen topped the LET Solheim Cup points table, accumulating 126.38 points thanks to her winning streak at the end of last year.
Pedersen made her Solheim Cup debut in 2017 when she was one of Annika Sorenstam’s captain’s caps at Des Moines.
The 2020 Costa del Sol Race champion is joined by England’s Georgia Hall, who took second place after her performance this week.
The 2018 Women’s Open champion has enjoyed good form recently, notably with a T6 at the Amundi Evian Championship and a T2 at the AIG 2021 Women’s Open.
Team Europe had four players qualified through the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and there was a change in the ranking after Anna Nordqvist’s victory at Carnoustie.
The AIG 2021 Women’s Open champion rose to world number 16 and secured a place in the European squad for the seventh time in a row.
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, both of whom will be making their fifth appearance in the competition.
“I’m really happy with my squad at the moment for the Solheim Cup 2021. Congratulations to Anna on her victory at the AIG Women’s Open and on securing a qualifying place in the squad. There is a lot of experience there and it’s great that Sophia is representing Europe for the first time, ”commented Captain Catriona Matthew.
“Over the past few months, so many European players have played well and thrown their name in the hat. Choosing picks is always the hardest part, but I think we’ll have a great team.