Koch appointed European captain

Carin Koch of Sweden has been selected captain of the European team for the 2015 Solheim Cup matches at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in St. Leon-Rot, Germany. The matches will be contested on Sept. 18-20, 2015.

Koch was a vice captain in 2013 when Europe won for the first time on American soil, 18-10, at Colorado Golf Club. Europe also won in 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland.

“I cannot wait to stand with the team on the first tee next September to start our quest for the hat trick of wins against the U.S. team,” said Koch, whose opposite number for the United States team will be Juli Inkster of Los Gatos and San Jose State, who was named to the post last month.

Koch complied a 10-3-3 record in four Solheim Cup matches between 2000-05, and was part of two winning teams. She holed the putt that provided Europe with the winning points at Loch Lomond in Scotland in 2000.

The 43-year-old Koch, whose four professional victories include two on the LPGA Tour, named fellow Swede Annika Sorenstam as a vice captain.

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