HOW THE SOLHEIM CUP TEAMS LINE UP

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EUROPE

HELEN ALFREDSSON (Swe) Age 31

Former Paris model, tops European Order of Merit this season. Engaged to a former Mexican World Cup footballer, she is soon to enter hospital to set a bone in her bottom which she broke when falling off a bike.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W4 H1 L4. World No 12.

LAURA DAVIES (Eng) 32

Currently second on money lists in both America and Europe. May be first woman player to earn pounds 1m in a season. As inspirational as Seve Ballesteros, but, it is hoped, will play better.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W6 L3. World No 1.

MARIE-LAURE DE LORENZI (Fr) 35

Topped qualifying table to regain place after six years. The only mother in Europe's team. Lives in Barcelona with daughter Laura. Declined invitation to be travelling reserve last time because of swing problems.

Cup record: 1 cap. P3 L3. World No 13.

LISA HACKNEY (Eng) 28

First European win, after five-year wait, came at St Pierre in Welsh Open in May. Attended University of Florida and her coach-cum-boyfriend works in America. Laura Davies rates her highly and could partner her.

Cup record: Debut. World ranking: 23.

TRISH JOHNSON (Eng) 30

An ever-present in the team, but wants to improve her record of one win in nine games. Won twice in America in 1993, but next success did not come until European Open two weeks ago.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W1 H1 L7. World No 28.

KATHRYN MARSHALL (Sco) 29

Given wild card by captain Mickey Walker after impressive run of form. Watched from outside the ropes last time as travelling reserve and last season won on the American circuit. As Kathryn Imrie she played in 1990 Curtis Cup.

Cup record: Debut. World No 62.

JOANNE MORLEY (Eng) 29

Finished seventh in final qualifying event to take last automatic spot from Lora Fairclough. The former Woolworth sales girl turned pro at 26 after starring in the 1992 Curtis Cup win. Six top-10 finishes this year.

Cup record: Debut.. World No 45.

LISELOTTE NEUMANN (Swe) 30

Former winner of US and British Women's Opens. Has won over $2m (pounds 1.35m) there and eight titles, three this season. Her first was by a record 11- shot margin. Best putter on US Tour.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W4 H1 L4. World No 3.

ALISON NICHOLAS (Eng) 34

Tiny figure at only 5ft, her maiden pro win was the 1987 British Open. Twice a winner in America last year and ran away with Irish Open in July. Has won four of six games with Laura Davies so far.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W5 L4. World No 11.

CATRIN NILSMARK (Swe) 29

Holed winning putt in 1992. Used to hold pilot's licence and sold her Harley Davidson, to set up base in America. Has won $181,000 (around pounds 120,000) this year.

Cup record: 2 caps. W2 L2. World No 53.

DALE REID (Sco) 37

Mickey Walker's final choice for a wild card because of cup experience. Had an indifferent season until selection, but in last fortnight has finished fifth and sixth. Has won 21 times in Europe and has beaten Patty Sheehan and Dottie Pepper in cup singles.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W4 H1 L4. World No 76.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM (Swe) 25.

US Women's Open winner for last two years. Winner of US and European Order of Merits last season - a unique feat (male or female) which Laura Davies is trying to emulate this year. Retained US Open by six shots in June.

Cup record: 1 cap. P3 W1 L2. World No 2.

UNITED STATES

PAT BRADLEY Age 45

Oldest player in the match. Winner of over $5m (around pounds 3.35m) and six majors in 22-year pro career. Like Ben Crenshaw, she has overcome Graves thyroid disease.

Cup record: 2 caps. P6 W2 H1 L3. World No 21.

BRANDIE BURTON 24

Took just two years to earn her first $1m, but has not had a victory since 1993. Back problems this season meant she needed a wild card and on arrival at St Pierre suffered twisted ankle. Partnered Dottie Pepper last time.

Cup record: 2 caps. P5 W3 H1 L1. World No 22.

BETH DANIEL 39

Another $5m woman. Best season 1990 - seven wins, 18 top 10 finishes, won a record $863,000 (around pounds 575,000) and played a record nine successive rounds in the 60s. Has not won this season and did not qualify automatically. Best cup record of all the players.

Cup record: 3 caps. P8 W6 L2. World No 15.

JANE GEDDES 36

No win since 1994, but joint 3rd in the US Women's Open in June with Bradley and Burton and joint 4th in British Open last month. Maiden pro victory was 1986 US Open.

Cup record: Debut. World No 9.

ROSIE JONES 36

Played in the inaugural cup match in 1990, partnering Patty Sheehan to two wins, but then losing singles to Laura Davies. Most accurate driver on US Tour this season and had seventh tour win in May. Hobbies include woodwork.

Cup record: 1 cap. P3 W2 L1. World No 18.

BETSY KING 41

Did not win on the US Tour for seven years, but was first woman to break $5m barrier. Twice US Open champion and also British Open champion in 1985. Only 37th on the American money list this season. Still to win a cup singles.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W4 H1 L4. World No 27.

MEG MALLON 33

US Open champion in 1991 and second leading money-winner that season with over $630,000 (around pounds 420,000). Runner-up to Sorenstam in 1995 US Open. Lost to Nilsmark in match which gave Europe victory in 1992, but won two out of three points last time.

Cup record: 2 caps. P6 W4 L2. World No 7.

MICHELLE McGANN 26

Instantly recognisable by colourful hats. Winner three times in America this year and second-longest driver on the US Tour - behind Laura Davies. Has had more birdies (282) than anyone else. First reserve two years ago.

Cup record: Debut. World No 6.

DOTTIE PEPPER 31

Played as Dottie Mochrie in first three matches with an intensity which singled her out. Involved in controversy last time for cheering when Laura Davies missed a putt. Divorced since, has also changed hair from red to blonde.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W5 H1 L3. World No 5.

KELLY ROBBINS 26

Leads Sorenstam in "greens in regulation" in US this year and stands seventh on the money list there with nearly $500,000 (around pounds 335,000). Won McDonald's LPGA title - one of the four majors - last season.

Cup record: 1 cap. P3 W1 L2. World No 8.

PATTY SHEEHAN 39

Did double of US and British Opens in 1992 and is another $5m player. After her 35th US tour win in Nabisco Dinah Shore in March, she dived in a lake to celebrate. Formidable opponent, yet has lost all three singles in cup.

Cup record: 3 caps. P9 W3 H1 L5. World No 14.

VAL SKINNER 35

With rest of family owns course in Nebraska, a land-locked state which has made her an Admiral of the Navy. Started playing at age of four and won first title three years later. Keen skier, surfer, painter and photographer.

Cup record: Debut. World No 10.

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