Untitled Document TEAM USA STANDINGS
The 2015 USA Solheim Cup Team will be composed of 12 American players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) that are selected from the following three groups:


1) The top eight (8) players on the LPGA Solheim Cup points ranking at the end of the qualifying period, based on Solheim Cup points accumulated from all ranking events during the qualifying period. In the event of a tie (equal points), the player with the higher ranking on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings at the end of the qualifying period will be selected; 

2) The top two (2) players appearing on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings at the end of the qualifying period who are not already qualified under the criteria above. In the event of a tie (equal points), the player with the higher ranking on the LPGA Solheim Cup points ranking at the end of the qualifying period will be selected;

3)Two (2) players will be selected by the USA Solheim Cup Team Captain.


Note:
All players must be US Citizens and members of the LPGA Tour.

Qualifying Period: The qualifying period shall begin on the date of the first ranking event after the 2013 Solheim Cup (CN Canadian Women’s Open, August 22-25, 2013) and shall end after the conclusion of the (Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, August 17-23, 2015).

Ranking Events: Ranking events are those tournaments which take place during the qualifying period and are designated as such by the Ladies Professional Golf Association on the date of publication of the official LPGA tournament schedule for each year in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

LPGA Solheim Cup Points: Points shall be awarded to the top 20 participants at each ranking event.  Points are doubled at the (5) five LPGA major championships (ANA Inspiration, KPMG Women’s PGA   Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, RICOH Women’s British Open, and The Evian Championship).

Notes:
*LPGA Solheim Cup points can only be earned by a player from the date on which she becomes eligible based on the criteria above.

*In the event that any player sustains an injury, becomes ill, or is otherwise unavailable to play for the 2015 USA Solheim Cup Team, (which shall be determined by LPGA in its absolute discretion) the player will be replaced by a player who fulfills the criteria set out above and who shall be selected by the USA Solheim Cup Team Captain.

2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Points Distribution

Non-Solheim Cup Year
(beginning at 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open through 2014 season)
Solheim Cup Year
(2015 LPGA Tour season)

1st
40
1st
60
2nd
20
2nd
30
3rd
19
3rd
28.5
4th
18
4th
27
5th
17
5th
25.5
6th
16
6th
24
7th
15
7th
22.5
8th
14
8th
21
9th
13
9th
19.5
10th
12
10th
18
11th
11
11th
16.5
12th
10
12th
15
13th
9
13th
13.5
14th
8
14th
12
15th
7
15th
10.5
16th
6
16th
9
17th
5
17th
7.5
18th
4
18th
6
19th
3
19th
4.5
20th
2
20th
3