Scotland’s Janice Moodie has accepted the role of Captain
to the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team for 2013 in Colorado.
is such an honour to Captain the PING Junior Solheim Cup team for 2013,” said Moodie.
“The golfing talent of these girls is of such high standard that I can't wait
for the matches to begin and for them to be inspired to one day play on the
European Solheim team. But the main goal is to create lasting friendships that
span the globe, like I have been so fortunate to do.”
The PING Junior Solheim Cup biennially features the 12
best female junior golfers (born 1995 and later) from Europe against the top 12
best female junior golfers from the United States, and will be held in August
2013 at The Inverness Hotel & Golf Club in Denver, Colorado.
event will be played on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th
August during Solheim Cup week, just 20 minutes from Colorado Golf Club, The
Solheim Cup venue.
the PING Junior Solheim Cup has concluded the
talented juniors will have the opportunity to meet the 2013 team members and
watch The Solheim Cup which will serve as wonderful inspiration and help to prepare
them for their future careers.
is the founder, owner and title sponsor of the PING Junior Solheim Cup and the
event will be operated by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) with
assistance from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Ladies Professional Golf
“Janice is a
wonderful selection as Captain of the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team,”
said John A. Solheim, CEO and President of PING. “Janice has a
wealth of experience at all levels, from San Jose State University, to the LET
and the LPGA and to multiple Solheim Cup events. She will be
able to bring those experiences to the Captaincy and be a wonderful example for
the young women of the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team.”
Armas, Executive Director of the Ladies European Tour, said: “We at the Ladies
European Tour are truly delighted that Janice as accepted the role of Captain
for the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team. This will be an incredible
experience both for Janice and the elite junior players, who will no doubt have
a fantastic time and be inspired by one of Europe’s greatest Solheim Cup
Moodie represented Europe three times as a Solheim Cup player in 2000, 2003 and 2009. She secured two official
victories on the LPGA at the 2000 ShopRite LPGA Classic and the 2002 Asahi
Ryokuken International Championship, as well as two non official victories in
the Hyundai Team Matches with Lorie Kane.
The 2013 event will mark the seventh PING Junior
Solheim Cup, with the U.S. Team leading the all-time series, 3-2-1. In 2011,
Team USA forced a 12-12 tie and retained the cup at Knightsbrook Hotel Spa
& Golf Resort in Trim, County Meath, Ireland, becoming the first team to
capture the Cup on foreign soil.
In its history, the PING Junior Solheim Cup has established a reputation for
showcasing the world’s up-and-coming female junior golfers. Past
European PING Junior Solheim Cup players
that graduated to compete in The 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland are Melissa Reid,
Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Hedwall, and Azahara Muñoz. Meanwhile Paula Creamer, Vicky
Hurst, Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel have all
represented the USA in both tournaments.
Kathy Whitworth, Captain of the first two U.S. Solheim
Cup Teams and an LPGA Hall of Famer, will lead the United States PING Junior
Solheim Cup Team in 2013.
The Solheim Cup, the most prestigious team event in
women’s professional golf and sponsored by PING golf equipment, is named in
honour of the company’s founder, Karsten Solheim, and his family. It is a
biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring the best
American-born players from the LPGA and the best European-born players from the
Ladies European Tour. The U.S. leads the Solheim Cup series, 8-4-0, and has
never lost on home soil. The 2013 Solheim Cup will be played at Colorado
Golf Club in Parker, Colo., Aug. 13-18, 2013. For more
information about the PING Junior Solheim Cup and The Solheim Cup visit www.solheimcupeurope.com