US hopes hit Lewis in­jury leaves Inkster with six rook­ies

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Subject -

The United States’ hopes have been dealt a blow by the late with­drawal of former world No1 Stacy Lewis with a back in­jury. Lewis’s place has been taken by Ally Mcdon­ald, 26, mean­ing that Juli Inkster now has six rook­ies in her team. When se­lect­ing Lewis, 34, as a wild card for what would have been her sixth Sol­heim Cup ap­pear­ance, Inkster em­pha­sised the need for ex­pe­ri­ence and al­though Mcdon­ald is ranked higher – at 51st com­pared to 81st – the two-time ma­jor win­ner was seen as a four-ball spe­cial­ist.

Mcdon­ald is in her fourth year as a pro, but has yet to win. Lewis is stay­ing on as part of Inkster’s back­room staff.

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