Solheim Cup 2019: Europe’s four Englishwomen will all play in Friday’s opening foursomes

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By Peter Scrivener
BBC Sport in Gleneagles
All four Englishwomen in Europe’s Solheim Cup team feature in Friday’s opening foursomes.
Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and bronte Law play with US duo Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex in the opening match at 08:10 BST.
Georgia Hall and France’s Celine Boutier face Lexi Thompson along with Brittany Altomare, while Germany’s Caroline Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff play sisters Jessica and Nelly Korda.
Spain’s Azahara Munoz and charley Hull face Megan Khang and Annie Park.
American Pressel will reach on the opportunity for the defending champions against a European pairing of Ciganda and debutant Legislation.
Europe captain Catriona Matthew said 24-year-old Law was»champing at the bit» to play and she wanted to get her and Boutier out early.
«I only feel the longer they must hang about and wait, the more worried they are going to get,» added Matthew, that also has Dutch debutant Anne van Dam within her 12-strong side.
«We wanted to have as many rookies outside as we can on the very first morning.»
US captain Juli Inkster stated she was also eager to»receive the rookies out there acting at the daytime» after picking five of the six in her team.
Alex plays with the US team’s most experienced participant in Pressel, who’s played five previous events, after asking Inkster to put them 38, although Nelly Korda makes her debut alongside sister Jessica.
«I wasn’t too excited about it,» said Inkster who is seeking to be the first captain to win three successive Solheim Cups.
«But the longer I thought about it, it would be stupid not to play them. They should have the right to play together. They’re a strong team together.»
Friday morning foursomes will be accompanied by four matches in the day. The pairings for all those matches will be declared on Friday morning.
There will be an additional round of foursomes and fourballs on Saturday, with 12 singles matches Sunday.
The US require 14 of the 28 full points on offer to retain the Solheim Cup, while Europe need 14.5 to regain it.
The US have won 10 of this biennial event of their 15 editions.
The Solheim Cup is part of the Change The Game campaign of BBC Sport. #ChangeTheGame in BBC Sport sees a summertime packed full of live women’s sporting dimensional and actions programming across radio, TV and on the internet.
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