2007 Solheim Cup

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2007 Solheim Cup
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Dates   14–16 September 2007
Venue   Halmstad GK
Location   Halmstad, Sweden
Captains   Helen Alfredsson (Europe)
Betsy King (USA)
Europe   12    16   United States
United States wins the Solheim Cup

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Halmstad GK is located in Europe
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Halmstad GK
Location in Europe

The 2007 Solheim Cup was the tenth Solheim Cup, held 14–16 September at Halmstad GK in Halmstad, Sweden. It was a three-day contest for professional female golfers, pitting the 12 best players born in the United States against the 12 best players born in Europe. The U.S. team won the competition, 16 to 12, to retain the Solheim Cup.

Format[edit]

The Solheim Cup is a match play event, as opposed to the more common stroke play format. A total of 28 points are available, divided among four periods of team play, followed by one period of singles play. The first period, on Friday morning, consists of four rounds of foursomes. This is followed in the afternoon by four rounds of four-ball. This schedule is repeated on Saturday morning and afternoon. The four periods on Friday and Saturday account for 16 points. During these team periods, the players play in teams of two. The captain of each team can play a player as many or as few times as she desires. The final 12 points are decided in a round of singles match play, in which all 24 players (12 from each team) take part.

Teams[edit]

The European and United States teams were selected by different methods.

The European Team was selected by taking the top five players from the LET Solheim Cup standings, followed by the top four European LET members on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings at the agreed cut off date who were not already qualified via The Solheim Cup standings, and three captain’s selections. Qualifying points for the European Team are awarded weekly to the top-10 finishers at official LET events.

The U.S. Team qualified by earning points for wins and for top-20 finishes on the LPGA Tour over a two-year period. Points were earned beginning with the 2005 State Farm Classic and concluding with the 2007 Safeway Classic. The ten players with the highest points were automatically selected for the Team. Two additional players were selected by captain Betsy King after the Safeway Classic on August 26, 2007.

Europe    Team Europe
Name Age Residence or Hometown* LET
ranking
Rolex
ranking
Notes
Sweden Helen Alfredsson 42 Gothenburg, Sweden non-playing captain
France Marie-Laure de Lorenzi 46 Biarritz, France non-playing assistant captain
France Gwladys Nocera 32 Moulins, France 1 51
England Trish Johnson 41 Bristol, England 2 81
Germany Bettina Hauert 25 Hagen, Germany 3 118 Solheim Cup rookie
England Laura Davies 43 Surrey, England 4 40
Wales Becky Brewerton 24 Abergele, Wales 5 80 Solheim Cup rookie
Sweden Annika Sörenstam 36 Stockholm, Sweden 7 3
Norway Suzann Pettersen 26 Oslo, Norway 12 6
Scotland Catriona Matthew 38 North Berwick, Scotland 9 25
Sweden Sophie Gustafson 33 Varberg, Sweden 11 31
Sweden Maria Hjorth 33 Falun, Sweden 6 41 captain's pick
Denmark Iben Tinning 33 Copenhagen, Denmark 14 148 captain's pick
Sweden Linda Wessberg 27 Gothenburg, Sweden 8 70 captain's pick / Solheim Cup rookie

*Residence/Hometown according to official Solheim Cup designation.
LET rankings as of August 19, 2007
Rolex rankings as of August 20, 2007

United States    Team USA
Name Age Residence or Hometown* Points
rank
Points
Rolex
ranking
Notes
Betsy King 52 Limekiln, Pennsylvania non-playing captain
Beth Daniel 50 Charleston, South Carolina non-playing assistant captain
Paula Creamer 21 Pleasanton, California 1 741.00 7
Cristie Kerr 29 Miami, Florida 2 713.50 4
Morgan Pressel 19 Boca Raton, Florida 3 532.50 8 Solheim Cup rookie
Juli Inkster 47 Pasatiempo, California 4 512.00 10
Stacy Prammanasudh 27 Enid, Oklahoma 5 483.50 18 Solheim Cup rookie
Pat Hurst 38 Scottsdale, Arizona 6 449.00 28
Natalie Gulbis 24 Lake Las Vegas, Nevada 7 412.50 26
Brittany Lincicome 21 Seminole, Florida 8 396.50 15 Solheim Cup rookie
Angela Stanford 29 Saginaw, Texas 9 372.00 32
Sherri Steinhauer 44 Madison, Wisconsin 10 324.50 30
Nicole Castrale 28 Palm Desert, California 11 277.00 22 captain's pick / Solheim Cup rookie
Laura Diaz 32 Scotia, New York 13 240.00 38 captain's pick

*Residence/Hometown according to official Solheim Cup designation.
Rolex rankings as of August 20, 2007. Rolex ranking does not factor into US Team selection. Shown for comparison purposes only.

Day one[edit]

Friday, 14 September 2007

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Gustafson/Pettersen halved Kerr/Hurst
Sörenstam/Matthew United States 4 & 2 Diaz/Steinhauer
Davies/Brewerton United States 2 & 1 Inkster/Creamer
Nocera/Hjorth Europe 3 & 2 Gulbis/Pressel
Session
Overall

Afternoon fourball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Matthew/Tinning Europe 4 & 2 Hurst/Lincicome
Sörenstam/Hjorth halved Stanford/Prammanasudh
Gustafson/Nocera United States 3 & 2 Castrale/Kerr
Johnson/Davies halved Creamer/Pressel
2 Session 2
Overall

Day two[edit]

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Morning foursomes[edit]

Europe Results United States
Nocera/Hjorth halved Diaz/Steinhauer
Pettersen/Gustafson halved Inkster/Creamer
Tinning/Hauert United States 4 & 2 Hurst/Stanford
Sörenstam/Matthew Europe 1 up Castrale/Kerr
2 Session 2
Overall

Afternoon fourball[edit]

Europe Results United States
Wessberg/Hjorth halved Creamer/Lincicome
Johnson/Tinning halved Inkster/Prammanasudh
Brewerton/Davies Europe 2 up Gulbis/Castrale
Sörenstam/Pettersen Europe 3 & 2 Kerr/Pressel
3 Session 1
Overall

Day three[edit]

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Singles[edit]

Europe Results United States
Catriona Matthew Europe 3 & 2 Laura Diaz
Sophie Gustafson United States 2 & 1 Pat Hurst
Suzann Pettersen United States 2 up Stacy Prammanasudh
Iben Tinning United States 4 & 3 Juli Inkster
Becky Brewerton halved Sherri Steinhauer
Trish Johnson United States 3 & 2 Angela Stanford
Annika Sörenstam United States 2 & 1 Morgan Pressel
Laura Davies Europe 4 & 3 Brittany Lincicome
Bettina Hauert United States 3 & 2 Nicole Castrale
Maria Hjorth United States 2 & 1 Paula Creamer
Linda Wessberg Europe 1 up Cristie Kerr
Gwladys Nocera United States 4 & 3 Natalie Gulbis
Session
12 Overall 16

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