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Ally Ewing, Cheyenne Knight and Angel Yin complete the 2023 US Solheim Cup squad | LPGA | Women’s Professional Golf Association

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, August 28, 2023 – US Solheim Cup Captain Stacy Lewis has selected Ally Ewing, Cheyenne Knight and Angel Yin as captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup to be held September 22-24 at Finca Cortesin in Andalusia, Spain.

“These last few days have definitely been some of the toughest of my career, but I’m so proud to have Ally, Cheyenne and Angel on the 2023 US Solheim Cup team,” said Lewis. “These three women have earned their place on this team by competing with both their on-court play and their teamwork off-court. In the last year and a half I’ve gotten to know all the US players incredibly well and I’m honored to be their captain. We will experience an incredible week at Finca Cortesin.”

Ewing, Knight and Yin join the nine automatically qualified players for the US team named after the conclusion of play at the CPKC Women’s Open. Lilia Vu, Nelly Korda, Allisen Corpuz, Megan Khang, Jennifer Kupcho, Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee qualified via the US Solheim Cup Team Score, while Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang qualified via the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Thompson will represent USA for the sixth time and Kang for the fourth, while Ewing, Khang, Korda and Yin are in their third teams. Kupcho will wear the Stars and Stripes for the second time, while Corpuz, Knight, Lee, Vu and Zhang will all be newcomers to the US squad in Spain.

The USA 2023 team was officially announced through a video featuring celebrities and notable figures from the sports world, many of whom were celebrating the American players along with their daughters.

Allisen Corpuz Kevin Van Valkenburg and daughter Keegan, No Laying Up
Ally Ewing Mike Golic and daughter Sydney, former NFL player and sports personality
Danielle Kang Max Homa, six-time PGA Tour winner
Megan Khang TJ Oshie and daughters Lyla and Leni, Stanley Cup Champion and member of the USA men’s ice hockey team
Cheyenne Knight Nick Saban, University of Alabama head football coach
Nelly Korda Alex Morgan, two-time world champion and Olympic champion
Jennifer Kupcho dr Jen Ashton and daughter Chloe, doctor, author and correspondent for ABC News
Andrea Lee Jessica Mendoza, Olympic gold medalist and Stanford alumna
Lexi Thompson Mia Hamm, two-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion
Lilia Vu Julie Foudy, two-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion
Angel Yin Michael “The Miz” Mizanin and daughter Monroe, WWE Raw
Rose Zhang Sadie Englemann and Rachel Heck, members of the Stanford women’s golf team

At the 2021 Portland Classic, players began earning points towards the US Solheim Cup scoring. At each ranking event, points were awarded to the top 20 participants, with double points awarded at the five major championships. For the full points breakdown, go to www.solheimcupusa.com/usa-points-standings/how-to-qualify.

The biennial Solheim Cup is the most prestigious international team event in professional women’s golf. In 2019, Team Europe clinched a 14.5-13.5 win at Gleneagles, Scotland, a stunning win that saw Suzann Pettersen make the crucial putt on the final hole of the final. The US team leads the European team 10-6 in the Solheim Cup competition.

Source: www.lpga.com

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