Brittany Altomare, currently holding the 8th and final automatic qualifying spot for the US team, took the week of the Scottish Open off to attend the wedding of one of her former UVA teammates and also got a proposal of her own from her long time beau. She was also at Worcester CC, one of her home courses, to play a charity event and give a short speech.
Worcester CC, host of the inaugural Ryder Cup matches in 1927 and also the venue for the 1925 US Open and 1960 US Women's Open, is bidding to host the 2025 Solheim Cup.
I didn't see any of the CP Women's Open on Sunday. Following the round, did they have any projections on the Aug. 26 Rolex rankings? That RR website might get a record number of hits tomorrow AM. I'm guessing that the current top-8 US Solheim players will remain the same, especially with Altomare outplaying McDonald this week and Khang cashing another big check. Angel Yin looks quite safe getting the 9th spot. Austin Ernst looks dead in the water for the 10th spot...Annie Park should overtake her for it. The only wildcard to consider is Amy Olson...how high will a T-7 in Canada push her? I'm betting she won't catch Park, which is good for Annie since she has no one in the GIC on her side.
Now for the 11th & 12th picks...it is assumed that Captain for Life will pick at least one of her blonde "daughters", even though both of them stunk it up at Magna. I have no idea where she'll turn for the 12th pick...Olson would be a safe but boring choice. I still think Gillman is underappreciated and definitely a better player than the more publicized and less consistent Kupcho.
It's fun to speculate and kick about the choices, but it will look quite trivial in a couple of weeks as Europe has no chance. Look at the top-30 in Canada...ten Yanks and four Euros. How much longer do we have to wait for some foreign gatecrasher to set up a USA vs. ROK match? Our Asians can beat their Asians!
Adding Lewis and Pressel for leadership is an insult to the players on the team now.
I thought that was what the captain and vice captains were for.
I think Inkster just wanted to give Lexi two options for teammates that can line up her putts.
I'm fine with Lewis getting her Star Pick for past service, and she would have made the team if not for maternity leave, so I'm doubly behind the pick. But to say she's there for leadership or the locker-room. Uhhh, really?
Pressel is the consummate team player and outward leader but I don't think Salas, Korda, Kang and Lexi needed the help.
Not since Westford's Pat Bradley and Natick's Meg Mallon were mainstays of the US team in the 90s and the 00s has there been a native of the Commonwealth playing for the red, white and blue, so for this year's squad to have TWO is an achievement. Not bad for a small state with a short golf season, eh? Rockland's Megan Khang and Shrewsbury's Brittany Altomare will be more than capable at Gleneagles.