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Europe’s Ping Junior Solheim Cup team selected

Europe has assembled a strong international team for next month’s Ping Junior Solheim Cup at St. Leon-Rot GC in Germany. Spaniards, Ana Peleaz (pictured), Maria Parra and Marta Perez Sanmartin, Norway’s Sandra Nordaas, France’s Agathe Laisne and Denmark’s Puk Lyng Thomson all gained automatic spots on the European team by claiming the top-six places on the Ping Junior Solheim Cup European Ranking.

They will be joined at St. Leon-Rot GC by Germany’s Leonie Harm, Austria’s Emma Spitz, Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey, Sweden’s Elin Esborn, Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela and a second French player, Mathilda Cappeliez, who were selected as the captain’s picks after the final counting event, the British Girls’ Championship at West Kilbride.

“I am delighted with how things have turned out,” said European captain Iben Tinning, who played on four European Solheim Cup teams and won six Ladies European Tour titles. “I genuinely believe this is one of the strongest teams Europe has ever assembled for the Ping Junior Solheim Cup and look forward to trying to win the trophy back from the Americans.”

John Solheim, chairman and CEO of Ping and the founder of the Ping Junior Solheim Cup stated, “I would like to congratulate the European young ladies who made the team and I’m looking forward to watching what I know will be a hard fought Ping Junior Solheim Cup event at St. Leon-Rot GC next month. This is an event we are very proud of and further emphasises Ping’s significant and consistent commitment to Ladies Golf.” More at: www.solheimcup.com