Stacy Lewis left out of United States’ Solheim Cup team


Ewan Murray

  • Double major winner overlooked by captain for wildcard
  • Leona Maguire becomes first Irish player on Europe team

A decorated professional career including four successive Solheim Cup appearances and the playing of a key role in the event heading to Toledo has not been sufficient to earn Stacy Lewis a berth on the United States team for their upcoming joust with Europe. Lewis, overlooked for a captain’s pick, will instead take on assistant captaincy duties at the Inverness Club.

Lewis’s omission was the most notable aspect of wildcard selections as made by Pat Hurst for the US and Catriona Matthew for Europe. Hurst added Brittany Altomare, Mina Harigae and Yealimi Noh to automatic qualifiers Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Ally Ewing, Austin Ernst, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Megan Khang, Lizette Salas and Jennifer Kupcho. With Emily Pedersen, Georgia Hall, Anna Nordqvist, Sophia Popov, Charley Hull and Carlota Ciganda having sealed Europe’s automatic berths, Matthew turned to Leona Maguire, Madelene Sagstrom, Matilda Castren, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Mel Reid and Céline Boutier.

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