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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 on the first day, and twelve singles matches on the second day. Each event is held in the general vicinity of that year's Solheim Cup.

Junior Solheim Cup
Location2017: West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Course(s)2017: Des Moines Golf and Country Club
FormatMatch play
Month playedAugust (2017)
United States

The 2015 edition was the first held at the same facility as that year's Solheim Cup, although the juniors played on a different course.[1] It was played on 14 and 15 September and was won by the United States.[2] The 2017 match was played on 15 and 16 August and, like in 2015, was held at the same venue as the Solheim Cup match.

The home team has won seven of the nine contests, while the 2011 match ended in a tie. The 2015 contest was the only win by the visiting team.



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

1The matches ended in a 12–12 tie. The rules state that in the event of a tie the cup is retained by the team who held it before the contest.


Source: [3]

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  1. ^ "The 2015 Solheim Cup: Highlight of the Sporting Year to take place in September" (Press release). Ladies European Tour. 30 May 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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