C. Kim, V. Hurst, O'Toole complete U.S. Solheim Cup team

C. Kim, V. Hurst, O’Toole complete U.S. Solheim Cup team

Christina Kim was an inspirational member of the U.S. team that won the Solheim Cup in 2009.
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NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Christina Kim earned the 10th and final points spot on the U.S. Solheim Cup team Sunday and captain Rosie Jones added youngsters Vicky Hurst and Ryann O’Toole to the squad that will face Europe in Ireland late next month.

Going into the LPGA Safeway Classic, Kim was just ahead of Hurst, Katie Futcher and Kristy McPherson in the points race. On Sunday, Kim shot a 78 to finish 11 over, but it was enough for the trip to Killeen Castle on Sept. 23-25.

Cristie Kerr topped the points list, and Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Angela Stanford, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang and Juli Inkster also earned automatic spots.

The European team will be finalized after the world rankings are updated Aug. 29.

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