PING JUNIOR SOLHEIM CUP

Inaugurated in 2002, The PING Junior Solheim Cup is a version of The Solheim Cup for female amateurs born after 2001 and follows a similar format to the biennial event, featuring the top 12 European junior amateurs versus their U.S 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. In 2017, the event took place at Des Moines Golf and Country Club and 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

 

European Eligibility Process

  • 12 participants
  • Participants must be girls and 12-18 years old (born 2001 or later) and must not have reached their 18th birthday prior to January 1st, 2019.
  • Participants must be amateurs and must not be members of a competitive collegiate golf program.
  • Participants must be a European citizen (as per IGF National Policy).
  • The leading six players from the PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking following the Girls British Open Championship 2019 will be automatically picked. In the event of a tie for the qualification positions, the selection will be decided based on individual standings on the European Women’s Amateur Ranking.
  • Six Captain’s Picks.
  • All amateur events and the European Women’s Amateur Ranking will be taken into consideration when deciding the Captain’s Picks.

*European Qualifying Events and Point Distribution tbc Fall 2018

 

USA Eligibility Process

  • 12 participants
  • Participants must be 12-19 years old.
  • Participants must be amateurs and must not be members of a competitive collegiate golf program.
  • Participants must be citizens of United States of America.
  • Participants must be current AJGA members in good standing.
  • The leading five qualified players on the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings list as of July 29, 2019.  In the event of a tie for the fifth place, the selection will be determined by individual standings on the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
  • The leading five qualified players based on Rolex AJGA Rankings list not otherwise selected (having selected the five players from the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings first) as of July 29, 2019.  In the event of a tie for the fifth place, the selection will be decided by individual standing on the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings list.
  • The Captain will choose the remaining two players for the PING Junior Solheim Cup team on or before August 12, 2019. The Captain’s selections will be required to be among the qualified top point earners on either of the aforementioned lists and/or have distinguished records in USGA events.