The Solheim Cup is a biennial trans-Atlantic team match play competition
between teams of 12 players of the Women's European Tour and 12 players of the
U.S. LPGA Tour ... The Europeans defeated the United States team in 2013,
18-10, at Colorado Golf Club to retain the cup ... The United States leads the
all-time series 8-5 ... Qualifying points for the U.S. team were awarded
weekly to the top-10 finishers and ties at official LPGA events ... Qualifying
points for the European team are awarded weekly to the top-10 finishers at
official Ladies European Tour events ... The U.S. golfers started collecting
points towards the 2015 Solheim Cup at the 2013 Canadian Women's Open ...
Starting with the 2013 team, the top eight players on the American Solheim Cup
points list will make the squad, then the next two highest players in the
Rolex Rankings, not otherwise qualified, will round out the automatic
qualifiers ... The European team will take four players from the European
standings, the next four available from the Rolex Rankings, and four captains
picks ... Carin Koch will lead the European squad, while Juli Inkster will
captain the United States team.