Solheim Cup at a Glance

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A brief look at the sixth Solheim Cup, to be played October 6-8 at Loch Lomond Golf Club in Luss, Scotland:

A brief look at the sixth Solheim Cup, to be played October 6-8 at Loch Lomond Golf Club in Luss, Scotland:

Event Solheim Cup, biennial matches between top women professionals from the United States and Europe.

Dates October 6-8.

Course Loch Lomond Golf Club, a 6,338-yard, par-72 course designed by Tom Weiskopf.

Format Eight alternate-shot matches Friday, six best-ball matches Saturday and 12 singles matches on Sunday. One point available from each match for a total of 26. The United States needs 13 points to retain the Cup. Europe needs 13 1/2 to win.

Defending champion The U.S. won 16-12 in 1998 at Muirfield Village in Ohio.

Series The United States leads, 4-1. Europe's only victory came in 1992 at the Dalmahoy in Scotland.

Captains Pat Bradley (U.S.), Dale Reid (Europe).

U.S. Roster Juli Inkster, Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper, Rosie Jones, Sherri Steinhauer, Pat Hurst, Kelly Robbins, Michele Redman, Nancy Scranton, Becky Iverson, Beth Daniel, Brandie Burton.

Europe Roster Sophie Gustafson, Trish Johnson, Laura Davies, Alison Nicholas, Patrice Meunier Lebouc, Raquel Carriedo, Annika Sorenstam, Helen Alfredsson, Carin Koch, Janice Moodie, Liselotte Neumann, Catrin Nilsmark.

Noteworthy Dottie Pepper is the only American to play on all six Solheim Cup teams. Europe has five with that distinction: Trish Johnson, Alison Nicholas, Laura Davies, Helen Alfredsson and Liselotte Neumann.

Quoteworthy "This is my dream team." -U.S. captain Pat Bradley.

Quoteworthy "I don't see us as the underdogs." Europe Captain Dale Reid.

Solheim Cup teams (name, age, home, W-L-T record, total Solheim points) x-wild-card pick:

United States - Captain: Pat Bradley

Juli Inkster, 40, Los Altos, Calif., 4-2-1, 4 1/2 points Meg Mallon, 37, Ocean Ridge, Fla., 7-3-4, 9 points Dottie Pepper, 35, Jupiter, Fla., 12-4-1, 12 1/2 points Rosie Jones, 40, Atlanta, Ga., 6-3-0, 6 points Sherri Steinhauer, 37, Madison, Wis., 5-2-0, 5 points Pat Hurst, 31, Incline Village, Nev., 3-1-0, 3 points Kelly Robbins, 31, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 5-5-2, 6 points Michele Redman, 35, Minneapolis, Minn., rookie Nancy Scranton, 39, Tampa, Fla, rookie Becky Iverson, 32, Gladstone, Mich., rookie x-Beth Daniel, 43, Delray Beach, Fla., 7-3-2, 8 points x-Brandie Burton, 28, Rialto, Calif., 7-4-1, 7 1/2 points

Europe - Captain: Dale Reid

Sophie Gustafson, 26, Sweden, 0-1-1, 1/2 point Trish Johnson, England, 34, 3-10-2, 4 points Laura Davies, England, 36, 12-6-1, 12 1/2 points Alison Nicholas, England, 38, 5-7-2, 6 points Patricia Meunier Lebouc, France, 27, rookie Raquel Carriedo, Spain, 29, rookie Annika Sorenstam, Sweden, 29, 7-4-2, 8 points x-Helen Alfredsson, Sweden, 35, 7-9-2, 8 points x-Carin Koch, Sweden, 29, rookie x-Janice Moodie, Scotland, 27, rookie x-Liselotte Neumann, Sweden, 34, 6-9-3, 7 1/2 points x-Catrin Nilsmark, Sweden, 33, 5-7-1, 5 1/2 points