U.S. Solheim Cup Team Begins to Take Shape

Alison Lee, of the United States, during the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.
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COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) -- Gerina Piller, Alison Lee and Lizette Salas earned the final three automatic spots on the U.S. Solheim Cup team Sunday at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Angela Stanford had already wrapped up spots for the Sept. 18-20 matches against Europe in Germany.

Piller took the last spot from the money list, and Lee and Salas topped the race for the two positions from the world ranking. Lee was 29th, and Salas 32nd.

Juli Inkster will complete the 12-player team Monday with two captain's picks.

Inskter has said she will pick the next two players in line in the standings. Salas was ninth and got in through the ranking, leaving Brittany Lang at No. 10 and Paula Creamer at No. 11 the top two on the outside now. Jessica Korda is 13th, followed by Austin Ernst and Mo Martin.

Wie is a concern because of a slow-healing left ankle injury. She missed the cut - shooting 74-75 - at Vancouver Golf Club in her first event since withdrawing during the second round of the Women's British Open.

Four players earned spots on the European team through the world ranking - No. 10 Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, No. 23 Azahara Munoz of Spain, No. 43 Sandra Gal of Germany and No. 52 Carlota Ciganda of Spain.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen, France's Gwladys Nocera and Englishwomen Charley Hull and Melissa Reid had already secured spots. Carin Koch will announce her four captain's picks Tuesday.

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