BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England, Jan. 23 2024: The qualification process to secure a spot on the European Team at the 2024 PING Junior Solheim Cup begins tomorrow at the Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portugal.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup will take place at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, just 20 minutes outside Washington D.C., on 8-10 September. The 2024 edition will see twelve of Europe’s most promising young female golfers between the age of 12 and 18 playing against the U.S. Team.
Europe will be seeking to win the competition for the third time in a row after securing historic back-to-back victories at the 2021 and 2023 editions.
Throughout the 2024 season, there are nine Official European Qualifying events with the first this week in Portugal and concluding with the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship on July 24-27.
The European Team, which will be made up of the leading six players in the PJSC Rankings and six Captain’s picks, will be announced after the completion of the nine events.
There are 90 participants from 21 different countries entered into the Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championship, which takes place from Jan 24-27 on the Algarve.
Seven players from the winning European Team at the 2023 PING Junior Solheim Cup are in Portugal with Rocío Tejedo, Anna Cañado, Cloe Amion, Meja Örtengren, Nora Sundberg, Josefin Widal and Helen Briem all competing in the tournament.
Briem, who sits seventh in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and was a winning member of the European Team in 2021 and 2023, said: “The PING Junior Solheim Cup is the highlight of the season. It’s such an incredible week with an incredible team. You make so many new friendships and contacts as well as many new experiences when it comes to competing against the Americans or just watching The Solheim Cup. I am glad that I was able to play it twice because it’s definitely a week I will never forget and it will help me to prepare for my future career.”