PING JUNIOR SOLHEIM CUP 2023-LA ZAGALETTA
About ThePINGJuniorSolheim Cup
ThePINGJuniorSolheim Cup 2023 is to be played at La Zagaleta, Benahavis, Spain, 18 -19 September, immediately ahead of The Solheim Cup, which is staged at Finca Cortesin 22-24 September.
ThePINGJuniorSolheim Cup is a team matchplay competition between Europe and the United States, each team featuring the best 12 female golfers born 2005 and later (18 years and younger).
The competition consists of 24 matches – six foursome matches, six fourball matches and 12 single matches.
The aim of the competition is to givejuniors the opportunity to further their golfing careers by playing matchplay at a high level and also for the competitors to meet, learn and be inspired by the professional players playing in The Solheim Cup.
The 2023 event marks the 12th time the PING Junior Solheim Cup team will be contested, with Team USA currently leading the series 7-3-1. In 2021, Europe produced a stellar performance on the final day to win the contest 13-11 and triumph for the first time on U.S. soil.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup was established by PING CEO and Chairman, John Solheim, back in 2002 and has since developed a deserved reputation for showcasing the talents of the world’s best female junior players, with players like Georgia Hall, Charley Hull, Carlota Ciganda, Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer and the Korda sisters all playing in the match before graduating to The Solheim Cup.
The aim of the PING Junior Solheim Cup is to give junior golfers from both sides of the Atlantic the opportunity to gain international match play experience as well as the chance to meet, learn and be inspired by the professional players playing in The Solheim Cup.
Karsten and Louise Solheim were the visionaries behind the introduction of The Solheim Cup in 1990. The idea of staging a prestigious transatlantic competition for girls, similar to The Solheim Cup, was first proposed by John Solheim, PING’s current Chairman and CEO, who was determined to provide talented young girl golfers with a platform on which they could forward their careers by competing at the highest level against their peers from the other side of the Atlantic.
Ten of the 12 professional golfers playing in The European Solheim Cup team and six from the U.S. Team have all played in the PING Junior Solheim Cup. They were promising youngsters at the time, who have now become great stars of world golf, and now write the history of the Solheim Cup, becoming an essential focus of attention. Thanks to all of them, this biennial event occupies a well-deserved place among the best junior sports competitions in the world.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17
17:00-18:00 OPENING CEREMONY
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18
08:15-09:05 6 FOURSOME MATCHES
13:00-14:00 6 FOURBALL MATCHES
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19
08:15-10:05 12 SINGLE MATCHES
15:00-15:30 CLOSING CEREMONY
Gwladys Nocera, France –Captain
Amy Alcott, California –Captain
Nora Angehrn, Switzerland –Vice Captain
Libby Burroughs, Georgia –Vice Captain
Cloe Amión, Spain
Leigh Chien, California
Yana Beeli, Switzerland
Gianna Clemente, Florida
Helen Briem, Germany
Anna Davis, California
Anna Cañadó, Spain
Kathryn Ha, Virginia
Savannah de Bock, Belgium
Irene Kim, Maryland
Francesce Fiorellini, Italy
Ryleigh Knaub, Florida
Andrea Revuelta, Spain
Jasmine Koo, California
Nora Sundberg, Sweden
Megan Meng, New Jersey
Rocío Tejedo, Spain
Elizabeth Rudisill, North Carolina
Denisa Vodickova, Czech Republic
Anna Song, California
Josefin Widal, Sweden
Asterisk Talley, California
Meja Örtengren, Sweden
Yana Wilson, Nevada
Winner : Team Europe