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Capsules of European players in Solheim Cup

- Associated Press - Thursday, August 15, 2013

PARKER, COLO. (AP) - A capsule look at the European players in the Solheim Cup, which starts Friday at Colorado Golf Club:

SUZANN PETTERSEN

Age: 32.

Country: Norway.

Solheim Cup appearances: 6.

Solheim Cup record: 12-8-5.

Wins: 17 (11 on LPGA Tour, 6 on Ladies European Tour).

Majors: LPGA Championship.

Notable: Has more LPGA Tour wins than the rest of the European team combined.

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CATRIONA MATTHEW

Age: 43.

Country: Scotland.

Solheim Cup appearances: 6.

Solheim Cup record: 12-7-6.

Wins: 9 (4 on LPGA Tour, 5 on Ladies European Tour).

Majors: Women's British Open.

Notable: Has contributed the most Solheim Cup points of any player on European team.

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CARLOTE CIGANDA

Age: 23.

Country: Spain.

Solheim Cup appearances: Rookie.

Solheim Cup record: 0-0-0.

Wins: 3 (Ladies European Tour).

Majors: None.

Notable: Was rookie of the year and player of the year on the Ladies European Tour in 2012.

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CAROLINE MASSON

Age: 24.

Country: Germany.

Solheim Cup appearances: Rookie.

Solheim Cup record: 0-0-0.

Wins: 1 (Ladies European Tour.

Majors: None.

Notable: Second straight year a German has been in Solheim Cup. Matches will be played in Germany in 2015.

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BEATRIZ RECARI

Age: 26.

Country: Spain.

Solheim Cup appearances: Rookie.

Solheim Cup record: 0-0-0.

Wins: 4 (3 on LPGA Tour, 1 on Ladies European Tour.

Majors: None.

Notable: Won first professional event by holing out from 176 yards in a sudden-death playoff.

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ANNA NORDQVIST

Age: 26.

Country: Sweden.

Solheim Cup appearances: 2.

Solheim Cup record: 4-4-0.

Wins: 4 (2 on LPGA Tour, 2 on Ladies European Tour).

Majors: LPGA Championship.

Notable: Has lost to Morgan Pressel in singles in both Solheim Cup appearances.

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KARINE ICHER

Age: 34.

Country: France.

Solheim Cup appearances: 1.

Solheim Cup record: 1-2-0.

Wins: 6 (Ladies European Tour).

Majors: None.

Notable: Playing in the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2002.

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AZAHARA MUNOZ

Age: 25.

Country: Spain.

Solheim Cup appearances: 1.

Solheim Cup record: 2-1-1.

Wins: 2 (1 on LPGA Tour, 1 on Ladies European Tour).

Majors: None.

Notable: Won the decisive point for Europe two years ago in Ireland.

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CAROLINE HEDWALL

Age: 24.

Country: Sweden.

Solheim Cup appearances: 1.

Solheim Cup record: 2-1-1.

Wins: 5 (Ladies European Tour).

Majors: None.

Notable: Two-time winner of the European Amateur Championship.

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GIULIA SERGAS

Age: 33.

Country: Italy.

Solheim Cup appearances: Rookie.

Solheim Cup record: 0-0-0.

Wins: None.

Majors: None.

Notable: Despite no wins, has three top 10s in the majors.

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JODI EWART SHADOFF

Age: 25.

Country: England.

Solheim Cup appearances: Rookie.

Solheim Cup record: 0-0-0.

Wins: None.

Majors: None.

Notable: A two-time All-American at the University of New Mexico, won the English Amateur Championship in 2008 and 2009.

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CHARLEY HULL

Age: 17.

Country: England.

Solheim Cup appearances: Rookie.

Solheim Cup record: 0-0-0.

Wins: None.

Majors: None.

Notable: Youngest player in Solheim Cup history.

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