Team USA captain Stacy Lewis has named Ally Ewing, Cheyenne Knight and Angel Yin as her captain’s picks for the Solheim Cup.
The final three picks were made in a special announcement on Monday as Team USA look to avoid a third consecutive Solheim Cup defeat for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Two-time LPGA Tour winner Knight makes her Solheim Cup debut whilst Ewing and Yin both make their third appearance.
World No.1 Lilia Vu and No.2 Nelly Korda lead the list of nine automatic qualifiers for Team USA, who will take on Team Europe and captain Suzann Pettersen at Finca Cortesin in Spain from September 22-24.
Lewis captains the squad for next month’s biennial competition in Spain, which includes five others based on Solheim Cup point standings – Allisen Corpuz, Megan Khang, Jennifer Kupcho, Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee – plus Lexi Thompson and LPGA Tour rookie Rose Zhang, the two highest Americans in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings who were not in the top seven in the US Solheim Cup standings.
“The last year has been exciting – and challenging – and to have these players locked in has me pumped for the week in Spain,” Lewis said. “Even the rookies aren’t true rookies in my eyes. Over the last two years, they have proven to be great competitors and I have no doubt that they won’t be overwhelmed by the experience. When we add in the captain’s picks, this is definitely going to be a very strong team.”