2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup Qualification Begins in Portugal

PING Junior Solheim Cup to be played on the King’s Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, the same week as the 2019 Solheim Cup.

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PING JUNIOR SOLHEIM CUP – Solheim Cup 2019

Jan 31, 2019: The qualification process for the 2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup begins today at the Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championship, the first of ten counting events, spanning the next seven months.

Girls from countries around Europe will start their quest to earn a spot on the European Team for the biennial contest, which will take place on the King’s Course at The Gleneagles Hotel on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September 2019.

The PING Junior Solheim Cup is the curtain-raiser to The Solheim Cup, set to be contested over the PGA Centenary Course at the same venue from 13th-15th September.

It promises to be a fantastic festival of golf and entertainment in Perthshire, with world-class action on the course complemented by experiences off it, offering as much for non-sports followers as for traditional golf fans.

The Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championship is being played at Montado Golf Resort, near Lisbon, and is the first amateur event of the season. From here, the qualification journey will take in six more countries across Europe, before culminating at the Girls’ British Open Championship at Montrose Links, Scotland, from 13th-17th August.

Mickey Walker, Team Europe Captain for the PING Junior Solheim Cup, said: “I am looking forward to following the results and attending some of the qualifying tournaments later in the year.

“The standard and professionalism amongst the leading European amateurs is outstanding and augurs well for the future of women’s golf. I am very excited to witness the top juniors strive to make the PJSC team and have no doubt that some of them, just like Charley Hull, Georgia Hall and Carlota Ciganda before them, will become some of the global stars of the women’s game in the future.

“I wish everyone good luck in their quest to make the team.”

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 1st January 2019
  • Participants must be amateurs and must not be members of a competitive collegiate golf programme
  • 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 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
  • Performances in all amateur events and the European Women’s Amateur Ranking will be taken into consideration when deciding the Captain’s Picks
Qualifying Events

30 Jan – 2 Feb   Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championship

                             Montado Golf Resort, Portugal

27 Feb – 3 Mar  Spanish International Ladies’ Amateur Championship

                             Club Zaudin, Spain

18 – 22 April      French International Lady Junior Championship

                             Saint-Cloud GC, France

19 – 21 April      Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship

                             Royal Troon GC, Scotland

30 May – 1 Jun  Allianz German Girls’ Open

                             GC St. Leon-Rot, Germany

11 – 15 Jun        Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship

                             Royal County Down, Northern Ireland

18 – 20 Jun        ANNIKA Invitational Europe

                             Vasatorp GC, Sweden

9 – 13 July          European Girls’ Team Championship

                             El Saler GC, Spain

9 – 13 July          European Ladies’ Team Championship

                             Donna Fugata Resort & Spa, Sicily, Italy

13 – 17 Aug        Girls’ British Open Championship

                             Montrose Links, Scotland