Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, LPGA Tour, Solheim Cup, captain’s tip

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Brittany Altomare from Shrewsbury tees off in the first round of ANA Inspiration in April.

Brittany Altomare from Shrewsbury was one of Pat Hurst’s three captain tips for Team USA, which will face Team Europe in the Solheim Cup next Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Hurst also selected Mina Harigae and Yealimi Noh.

Altomare, 30, set a 2-1-1 record on their Solheim Cup debut at Gleneagles, Scotland in 2019 when Team Europe beat Team USA for the first time since 2013 with 14½-13½. Altomare’s 2½ points were the third highest among Team USA’s 12 players. Team USA leads Team Europe, 10-6, in the biennial Solheim Cup competition.

“Brittany showed in 2019 that she was the ultimate team player and really stood out at Gleneagles,” said Hurst.

Altomare ranks 40th on the official LPGA Tour money list this year at $ 420,458. She was in the top 20 five times and in the top 10 three times with a season best on June 17th in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Harigae and Noh will have their first appearances in the Solheim Cup.

The three captain tips take part in the nine automatic qualifiers for Team USA. Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Ally Ewing, Austin Ernst, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda and Megan Khang qualified for the USA Solheim Cup, Lizette Salas and Jennifer Kupcho for the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

—Contact Bill Doyle at bcdoyle15@charter.net. Follow him on Twitter @ BillDoyle15.

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