The Oklahoman

WOMEN’S GOLF/SOLHEIM CUP

- — Beth Ann Nichols

Headed to Toledo

After a drama-filled week at Carnoustie, nothing changed when it came to Team USA’s list of automatic qualifiers for the 2021 Solheim Cup, which starts Sept. 4.

Megan Khang held onto the seventh and final spot off the U.S. Solheim Cup points list. And Lizette Salas, who finished in a share of second at the AIG Women’s British Open, maintained her position to qualify off the Rolex Rankings at No. 14 along with rookie Jennifer Kupcho (No. 28).

Brittany Altomare finished tied for eighth on the points list with Salas, 33.5 points behind Khang. Mina Harigae finished 34 points behind Khang. The top seven players off the points list automatica­lly qualified: Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Ally Ewing, Lexi Thompson, Austin Ernst, Jessica Korda and Khang.

Yealimi Noh just missed out qualifying off the rankings list, dropping to No. 31 in the world.

Captain Pat Hurst used her three captain’s picks on Altomare, Harigae and Noh.

There in support

Former World No. 1 Stacy Lewis played an enormous role in getting the Solheim Cup to her native Toledo, Ohio, but she won’t be on the team. She will instead serve as an assistant captain, joining Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie.

“I mean, it was a little tough,” said Lewis, “but I also didn’t play good enough. I mean, if you want to be on the team, you can’t rely on a pick.”

Lewis was 14th on the points list and 57th in the world.

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Megan Khang KYLE TERADA/ USA TODAY SPORTS

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