Linn Grant closes in on securing a place to represent team Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup, after winning the German Girls Open

Sweden’s Linn Grant moved into first place in the PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking, after winning the Allianz German Boys & Girls Open, played at Golf Club St. Leon Rot, June 1st-3rd. It was Linn’s second consecutive win and it takes her within touching distance of representing team Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup, which will be played at Des Moines Golf & Country Club, Iowa, United Stated, August 15th – 16th.

With Linn storming to a clubhouse lead of 12 under par after two rounds, the third round commenced but, due to severe thunderstorms, players were unable to finish and the tournament organisers made the decision to cut the competition to 36 holes, instead of the intended 54 holes, which lead to Linn being declared the winner.

With only four more PING Junior Solheim Cup qualifying events remaining, Linn has shown she is in top form and would be a great asset for team Europe. See the full leader board below:

Po. Name Country Points
1 Linn Grant Sweden 143.50
2 Amanda Linnér Sweden 114.25
3 Frida Kinhult Sweden 100.00
4 Letizia Bagnoli Italy   87.50
5 Beatrice Wallin Sweden   85.00
6 Emma Spitz Austria   71.00
7 Julia Engström Sweden   62.17
8 Alessia Nobilio Italy   54.25
T9 Line Toft Hansen Denmark   40.00
T9 Shannon McWilliam Scotland   40.00
11 Carolina Caminoli Italy   38.00
12 Alexandra Försterling Germany   37.75
13 Mathilde Claisse France   37.00
14 Maja Stark Sweden   36.50
15 Esther Henseleit Germany   32.50
16 Annabel Fuller England   29.67
17 Annabel Wilson Ireland   27.75
18 Sara Kouskova Czech Republic   24.50
19 Caterina Don Italy   22.92
20 Karoline Lund Norway   20.00
21 Samantha Fuller England   19.25
22 Hollie Muse England   17.25
23 Alessandra Fanali Italy   15.00
T24 Pauline Roussin-Bouchard France   13.00
T24 Chiara Tamburlini Switzerland   13.00
T26 Agathe Laisne France   10.00
T26 Mairead Martin Ireland   10.00
28 Clarisse Louis Belgium     9.00
T29 Anna Zanusso Italy     8.00
T29 Dana-Helga Puyol Robert Spain     8.00
T29 Emilie Paltrinieri Italy     8.00
32 Teresa Diez Moliner Spain     7.50
33 Aline Krauter Germany     7.00
T34 Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen Denmark     5.00
T34 Paula Neira Garcia Spain     5.00
T36 Elena Moosmann Switzerland     3.00
T36 Clara Manzalini Italy     3.00
T36 Elisabeth Codet France     3.00
T36 Elena Arlas Quiros Spain     3.00
40 Alizee Vidal France     2.50
41 Isabella Holpfer Austria     1.25

The next qualifying event is the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship, at Pale & Kenfig CC, Wales (June 13th-17th ), followed by the ANNIKA Invitational Europe, at Halmstad GK, Sweden (June 20th-22nd).

The qualifying season will come to a close with the European Girls’ Team Championship, at St Laurence GC, Finland (July 11th-15th), and the European Ladies’ Team Championship, back at Montado Golf Resort (July 11th-15th).

To qualify for the European team, participants must be girls aged 12-18 years old (born 1999, or later), whom have not reached their 18th birthdays prior to January 1st 2017. Prospective team members must be amateurs and cannot be members of a competitive collegiate golf programme. In addition, they must also be European citizens.

The 2017 event in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 15th-16th, marks the ninth time the European PING Junior Solheim Cup team will battle against the US Team, which currently lead the series with five wins, two losses and one tie.

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