- Madelene Sagström, Gemma Dryburgh, Emily Kristine Pedersen and Caroline Hedwall picked by Pettersen
European Captain Suzann Pettersen today announced her four captain’s picks live on Sky Sports and the Golf Channel completing the line up for the European Team at the 2023 Solheim Cup.
On Sunday, the conclusion of the ISPS HANDA World Invitational Presented by AVIV Clinics saw the qualification window for Team Europe close with Pettersen having to decide which four players would join the eight automatic qualifiers.
There will be a third rookie on the European Team with Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh being chosen to play in her first Solheim Cup alongside the two other rookies in the team – Maja Stark and Linn Grant.
Dryburgh is joined by Swedish stars Madelene Sagström and Caroline Hedwall, as well as Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen as the four captain’s picks who will head to Finca Cortesin from September 22-24.
This will be Sagström’s third appearance in the Solheim Cup having made her debut in 2017 and being part of the winning team last time out in Toledo, but it will be a new experience as it will be her first on European soil.
“I’m super proud and honoured to get a pick from Suzann,” said the Swede. “Playing in my third Solheim Cup and the first on European soil is a huge accomplishment for me and something I’ve always dreamt about. I can’t wait to represent Europe in Spain and create some amazing memories with the team. Vamos!”
Dryburgh secured her maiden LPGA Tour title last November winning the Toto Japan Classic and just a few weeks ago recorded her best-ever finish in a Major with eighth place at The Amundi Evian Championship.
“I’m over the moon to be picked for my first Solheim Cup,” said the Scot. “It has been a dream of mine to play on the European team since I can remember and for it to become a reality is an amazing feeling. It really makes all of the hard work over the years worthwhile and now I just can’t wait to tee it up with the rest of my teammates.”
Denmark’s Pedersen will also be teeing it up in her third Solheim Cup, after she made her debut in 2017 and rolled in the putt that sealed victory on American soil in 2021.
“I’m super proud to get picked,” said the 2020 Race to Costa del Sol champion. “I’m stoked because Suzann is someone that I’ve always looked up to.
“I haven’t yet played a Solheim Cup in Europe and I really wanted to play this. Spain has a really special…