Lilia Vu gives the answer to the European victories by winning her second major

Vu has won the AIG Women’s Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the season held in England, and is one of the leaders of the U.S team in the Solheim Cup to be played from September 18th to 24th at Finca Cortesin

Lilia Vu has countered the headlines grabbed by the French Celine Boutier after winning the Amundi Evian Championship, the penultimate major of the year, and the Women’s Scottish Open, in the best possible way: by winning the last major of the season, the second in her own account.

In addition, the American golfer becomes one of the most important figures of the U.S. team that will face Europe in the Solheim Cup 2023 to be held in just over a month on the Costa del Sol, as it has been placed at the top of the LPGA rankings for the Solheim Cup, in addition to the first place in the Rolex World Golf Ranking. 

Likewise, the 25-year-old has also dealt an important morale blow to Charley Hull, who was playing at home and had to settle for second place in the AIG Women’s Open. Or perhaps quite the opposite. Knowing the competitive nature of the English player, it is also possible that she has increased her desire for revenge at Finca Cortesin.

As for the European players, in addition to Charley Hull’s runner-up finish, at the top we find Germany’s Olivia Cowan (T9), Sweden’s Linn Grant (T11), France’s Celine Boutier, Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist and England’s Alice Hewson (T16).

Likewise, Lilia Vu, has broken the drought of American triumphs in a tournament as emblematic as the AIG Women’s Open, since the previous American victory was achieved by Mo Matin in 2014.

Thus, with just over a week to know the members of the teams that will dispute the Solheim Cup 2023, and in the absence of the election of the captains, three by Stacy Lewis and four by Suzann Pettersen, the U.S. team would be formed by Lilia Vu, Nelly Korda, Allisen Corpuz, Megan Khang, Jennifer Kupcho, Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson, Rose Zhang and Angel Yin, while the European team would be dominated by France’s Celine Boutier followed by Sweden’s Maja Stark, Linn Grant and Anna Nordqvist, Ireland’s Leona Maguire, England’s Georgia Hall and Charley Hull, and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda.

The 2023 Solheim Cup, an event of exceptional public interest whose official venue is Finca Cortesín, is sponsored by PING, Costa del Sol and Rolex as global partners; and by the Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, with the co-financing of the European Union, Acosol, the Ayuntamiento de Marbella and the Ayuntamiento de Benahavís as official partners, and the Ayuntamiento de Casares and Reale Seguros as official sponsors. Solán de Cabras, Eversheds Sutherland, Toro, Vithas, E-Z-GO, Jet Set Sports, BMW Automotor Premium and Olin are official suppliers. Peninsula and Trablisa are sustainability partners. Marca and Radio Marca are official media. Promoted and organized by Deporte & Business. LET, LPGA, RFEG, CSD and RFGA collaborate in its organization.

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