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Iowa lands 2017 Solheim Cup

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The Des Moines Golf and Country Club will play host to the 15th edition of the Solheim Cup in 2017.

Located in West Des Moines, Iowa, the course was the site of the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship. Being a 36-hole facility, it will also play host to the PING Junior Solheim Cup, featuring the top 12 girls from the United States against those from Europe.

"We are very excited to be heading to the Des Moines Golf and Country Club for the 2017 Solheim Cup," said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. "The support that the Des Moines community has shown for golf events in the area has been tremendous. Based on the incredible welcome that we've already seen from the city, state, and local organizers, I have no doubt that the 2017 Solheim Cup is already on track to be the best event we've ever staged."

The U.S. leads Europe 8-5 all-time in the Solheim Cup, with Europe staging a commanding 18-10 victory in Colorado last month. The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
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