PING JUNIOR SOLHEIM CUP

The Junior Solheim Cup is a version of The Solheim Cup for girls aged 12 to 18. It was inaugurated in 2002. It is currently officially called the PING Junior Solheim Cup. The Junior Solheim Cup follows a similar format to The Solheim Cup and features the top 12 U.S. amateur girls—defined as girls participating in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events—versus their European counterparts. College/university golfers are ineligible to participate in the event, even if they meet the age cutoff. The event is held over two days, with six fourball and six foursomes matches the first day, and twelve singles matches the second day. Each event to date has been held in the general vicinity of that year’s Solheim Cup.

The 2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup was staged for the first time at the same host venue and course as The Solheim Cup, Des Moines Golf and Country Club. For the fifth consecutive time Team USA took the victory with a 14.5 – 9.5 win.

Year Venue Location Winning team Score USA captain Europe captain
2017 Des Moines G&CC Iowa, USA  United States 14½–9½ Alice Miller England Alison Nicholas
2015 Golf Club St. Leon-Rot
(Rot Course)
Germany  United States 13–11 Joanne Carner Denmark Iben Tinning
2013 Inverness Golf Club Colorado, USA  United States 14½–9½ Kathy Whitworth Scotland Janice Moodie
2011 Knightsbrook Golf Resort Ireland  United States1 12–12 Meg Mallon Sweden Liselotte Neumann
2009 Aurora Country Club Illinois, USA  United States 15½–8½ Nancy Lopez Sweden Carin Koch
2007 Båstad Golf Club Sweden  Europe 14–10 Donna Andrews Sweden Catrin Nilsmark
2005 The Bridgewater Club Indiana, USA  United States 16–8 Colleen Walker Sweden Charlotta Sörenstam
2003 Bokskogens Golf Club Sweden  Europe 12½–11½ Val Skinner Sweden Helen Alfredsson
2002 Oak Ridge Country Club Minnesota, USA  United States 17–7 Sherri Steinhauer Spain Marta Figueras-Dotti