Sweden's Sophie Gustafson smiles before teeing off during the first round of the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament in Rogers, Ark., Friday, June 29, 2012. (AP Photo/April L. Brown)
April L. Brown
May 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States.

The two join Annika Sorenstam as assistants to Koch, who is preparing for Europe's defense of the trophy at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany in September after its first ever away victory in Colorado in 2013.

Gustafson has played in the Solheim Cup eight times. McBride, who is based in the United States, has made five appearances.

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