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Laura Davies has missed out on a wildcard pick for Europe’s Solheim Cup team and will not feature against the USA for the first time.
The 49-year-old had played in all 12 previous events but after missing the cut in the British Open at St Andrews, captain Liselotte Neumann has decided to leave her out.
Instead England’s 17-year-old star Charley Hull, who has finished second in five events this year, has been handed a call up, along with fellow countryman Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall and Italy’s Giulia Sergas.
Neaumann said: “I think she (Davies) is disappointed, but she was very good when I spoke to her on the phone.
“She said I wish you all the best of luck, go out to Colorado and get it done.”
Davies, who is the highest points scorer in the event’s history later
tweeted: “Oh well, no pick from the captain. Didn’t really deserve one. Mind you still a bit disappointed.”
Europe will be looking for their first ever win on American soil at the Colorado Golf Club from 16-18 August but they will have to do it without the experience of the former World number one.
Stacy Lewis, who won the British Open by two shots from Koreans Hee Young Park and Na Yeon Choi yesterday, heads a strong American line up.
Morgan Pressel and Lizette Salas both finished in the top five at St Andrews and are also in the squad.
European Solheim Cup team:
Suzann Pettersen (Nor), Carlota Ciganda (Spa), Catriona Matthew (Sco), Caroline Masson (Ger), Beatriz Recari (Spa), Anna Nordqvist (Swe), Karine Icher (Fra), Azahara Munoz (Spa), Charley Hull (Eng), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng), Caroline Hedwall (Swe), Giulia Sergas (Ita).
United States team:
Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lang, Lizette Salas, Morgan Pressel, Michelle Wie, Gerina Piller.