After Stacy Lewis was ruled out with a back injury, team USA have been forced into a late change.
Has been replaced by Ally McDonald after aggravating her back problem on Monday afternoon.
The 34-year-old had been having treatment for the injury after it warms up during the Cambia Portland Classic and, though she had been passed fit to take her place on the team, the ailment returned on the opening day of practice.
Lewis, who had been set to create her Solheim Cup appearance, was seen while being consoled a number of her team-mates and by Inkster, and she will stay to encourage her group from the sidelines.
“Stacy is among the fiercest competitors I have ever met. I am aware this was an incredibly challenging decision for her, but she has the team’s best interests at heart,” said Inkster.
“Stacy will remain with Team USA within the following week and will nevertheless be an incredible asset for our crew. But when I needed to choose an alternative, I understood Ally would be able to measure up to the battle. She’s got a cool head but a soul. I know she’ll bring her very best to Team USA.”
A psychological Lewis added:”I’m extremely disappointed to not be able to playwith. I’m a competitor and I want to playwith, however I had a spine injury flare up. I have done everything I could do within the week with.
“For my health along with everything I believe is in the best interest of the team, I decided to take out myself. I will take a different job with the group and will do whatever I can to assist Team USA attract the Cup home.”
McDonald had been as the first alternate, and she will now become the sixth Solheim Cup newcomer on the group that was visiting.
“I didn’t want to create the team this way, however if Juli told me what was happening with Stacy, I was prepared to step right into either role, if this was being here and being a part of the experience or being prepared to tee it up,” said McDonald.
“It was only emotionally preparing for either situation. I’m obviously quite excited to perform with. This is a objective of mine to play with on this team.”
The shift is very similar to that of Europe in the contest two years ago, when when Suzann Pettersen was ruled out with a problem, Catriona Matthew needed to step in as a participant.

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