Meet the women who will represent Team USA in Inverness

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After a week filled with drama at Carnoustie, nothing has changed regarding Team USA’s automatic qualifying list for the 2021 Solheim Cup.

Megan Khang retained the seventh and final spot on the US Solheim Cup points list. And Lizette Salas, who finished second at the AIG Women’s British Open, maintained her position to advance to the Rolex rankings in 14th place 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.

Yealimi Noh narrowly missed qualifying out of the standings, falling to 31st in the world.

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

“The last two years have been so long and I’m so happy to finally know who will be on the American squad at Toledo,” said Hurst. “This is an incredibly talented group of players, with such crucial experience to draw on as we work to win back the Cup. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead this team and look forward to finally arrive in Inverness.


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Here’s a look at the United States squad.

Nelly Korda won the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Photo by Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 23
Hometown: Bradenton, Florida
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 3-0-1

US Captain Juli Inkster laughs with Danielle Kang at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. (Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28
Hometown: Las Vegas
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2017, 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 4-4-0

Ally Ewing walks to the 18th green during ANA Inspiration 2021 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Photo by Desert Sun)

Age: 28
Hometown: Fulton, Mississippi
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 1-3-0

REGINA, CANADA - AUGUST 25: Austin Ernst of America descends the 2nd fairway during the third round of the CP Women's Open at Wascana Country Club on August 25, 2018 in Regina, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images)

Austin Ernst walks the 2nd fairway in Round 3 of the 2018 CP Women’s Open in Regina, Canada. (Photo: Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images)

Age: 29
Hometown: Seneca, South Carolina
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2017
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 2-2-0

Lexi thompson

Lexi Thompson at the LPGA Mediheal Championship at the Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California. (Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 26
Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 5-4-6

Olympic Games: Golf-Women

Jessica Korda at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at Kasumigaseki Country Club. (Photo by Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 28
Hometown: Jupiter, Florida
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2013, 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 4-2-2

Megan Khang during the Solheim Cup 2019 in Gleneagles, Scotland. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Age: 23
Hometown: Rockland, Massachusetts
How she qualified: List of Solheim points
Solheim Cup appearances: 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 0-2-1

Lizette Salas at the Solheim Cup 2019 at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP / Getty Images)

Age: 32
Hometown: Azusa, California
How she qualified: Rolex Rankings
Solheim Cup appearances: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 6-6-2

Jennifer Kupcho at the 2021 Drive On LPGA Championship at Golden Ocala Golf Club in Ocala, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty Images

Age: 24
Hometown: Westminster, Colorado
How she qualified: Rolex Rankings
Solheim Cup appearances: Beginner

AIG Women's British Open

Yealimi Noh at the 2021 AIG Women’s British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo: Scott Heppell / Associated Press)

Age: 20
How she qualified: The captain’s choice
Solheim Cup appearances: Beginner

AIG Women's British Open

Mina Harigae of the United States on 15th tee in the first round of the 2021 AIG Women’s Open in Carnoustie. (Photo: Andrew Redington / Getty Images)

Age: 31
Hometown: Monterey, California
How she qualified: The captain’s choice
Solheim Cup appearances: Beginner

LOTTE tomare LPGA Championship

Brittany Altomare overlooks the ninth green during the first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship at Kapolei Golf Club on April 14, 2021 in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo: Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

Age: 30
Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts
How she qualified: The captain’s choice
Solheim Cup appearances: 2019
Career review of the Solheim Cup: 2-1-1


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