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.