Former Spartan Women’s Golfers To Lead Team USA At 2017 Solheim Cup

Aug. 15, 2017

Former San José State women’s golfers Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst are ready to lead the 2017 USA Solheim Cup team into action beginning this Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Inkster is serving as the team’s captain for the second consecutive time, while Hurst will serve as Inkster’s assistant captain again.

A San José State Sports Hall of Fame legend, Inkster holds the unique distinction as the only golfer to play for a U.S. Solheim Cup team and serve as an assistant captain (2011) and captain (2015). She played in nine Solheim Cups and won 18.5 points for the U.S.

Hurst has represented the United States five times as a player at the Solehim Cup. She compiled a 10-7-3 record and earned 11.5 points in her five appearances. Hust was a member of a winning USA team four times (1998, 2002, 2005, 2007).

The Solheim Cup is a biennial event showcasing the top women’s golfers representing the United States and Europe.  This year’s competition is being held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.  The United States is the defending champion after posting a come-from-behind final day in 2015 to win 14.5-13.5.

The 15th edition begins Friday with foursomes (alternate shot).  Action from all three days will be broadcast on the Golf Channel, Golf Channel Digital or NBC.


 

 

NBC Sports Group / Solheim Cup Programming Schedule (all times PT)

Thursday, Aug. 17

3-4 p.m.

Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony

Golf Channel

Friday, Aug. 18

6 a.m.-11 a.m.

Solheim Cup, Day 1

Golf Channel

Friday, Aug. 18

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Solheim Cup, Day 1

Golf Channel Digital

Friday, Aug. 18

1-4 p.m.

Solheim Cup, Day 1

Golf Channel

Saturday, Aug. 19

5 a.m.-3 p.m.

Solheim Cup, Day 2

Golf Channel

Sunday, Aug. 20

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Solheim Cup, Final Day

Golf Channel

Sunday, Aug. 20

1-3 p.m.

Solheim Cup, Final Day

NBC