Former Buckeye Meg Mallon to Lead Team USA at Solheim Cup
Aug 16, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Buckeye standout (1982-85) and LPGA professional Meg Mallon is set to lead Team USA at The Solheim Cup, which kicked off Aug. 15, in Parker, Colo., at the Colorado Gulf Club.
A biennial, match-play tournament, The Solheim Cup posts the best U.S. born players from the LPGA against the top European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET). The United States holds an 8-3 advantage and has not lost on home soil.
An 18-time winner on the LPGA, Mallon earned more than $9 million in her 24-year career that was highlighted by victories at four major championships, including the U.S. Women's Open and LPGA Championship. Mallon has made eight Solheim Cup appearances for the U.S. and was an assistant captain in 2009. She also served as captain of the victorious PING U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2011.
Mallon was a four-time letterwinner at Ohio State from 1982-1985 and a two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in 1984 and 1985. She won the 1983 Michigan Amateur Championship while at OSU and helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten titles in 1983, 1984 and 1985. She was voted to the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.
For more on Mallon and her journey from Ohio State to the Solheim Cup, read Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch’s story found HERE.
Follow Mallon and Team USA at The Solheim Cup live at www.solheimcupusa.com.