Benahavís, Spain – Team Europe wins the 12th PING Junior Solheim Cup at Club De Campo La Zagaleta in Spain. The Europeans, captained by Gwladys Nocera of France won with a final score of 15-9 over Team USA, captained by Amy Alcott of California. This is the Europeans fourth PING Junior Solheim Cup title moving the all-time record to 7-4-1.
The European team dominated morning foursomes on day one where they won five of the matches and halved one. Jasmine Koo of Cerritos, California, and Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada, halved their match on No. 18 with Nora Sundberg of Sweden, and Anna Canado of Spain. This was the only points to come out of the morning session for the Americans.
After the morning foursomes the Europeans lead 5.5 to a half. Team USA came out in the afternoon for four-ball in search of a comeback. The USA claimed three of the six four-ball matches to move the overall score to 8.5 to 3.5.
The Europeans entered the final day of the competition leading by five points. The USA started singles with a mountain to climb, but the spirit to fight.
The USA won five matches and halved one during Singles play.
- Jasmine Koo of Cerritos, California, defeated Andrea Revuelta of Spain, 2-up on No. 18. Koo held the lead the entire day to get her second win of the tournament.
- Two-time PING Junior Solheim Cup participant Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada, also took her match the full 18 holes winning 1-up against Yana Beeli of Switzerland. Wilson rallied from 4-down to take down the PING Junior Solheim Cup rookie.
- Kathryn Ha of Roanoke, Virginia, also rallied late to gain another point for the USA. The Virginia commit came back from 3-down to win 1-up on No. 18. The 2025 graduate birdied No. 17 from 40 feet out and made a 20 foot putt on No. 18 to claim the win.
- Stanford University commit Leigh Chien of Irvine, California, won by the largest margin of any USA team member during the singles matches at 3&2 against Josefin Widal of Sweden.
- Ryleigh Knaub of Debary, Florida, knocked off No. 9 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Helen Briem of Germany, 1-up on No. 18.
- Asterisk Talley of Chowchilla, California, claimed the final USA points of the day. The youngest member of Team USA flipped her match late to halve it on No. 18.
This week’s win marks the second-straight title for the European team. They won in 2021 at Sylvania Country Club in Sylvania, Ohio, under Captain Annika Sorenstam. This marked the first time the Europeans had won on foreign soil.
Modeled after the Solheim Cup, the PING Junior Solheim Cup biennially features the 12 best female junior golfers (ages 12-18) from the United States against their counterparts from Europe. The team match play event includes foursomes, four-ball and singles matches played over two days and rotates between U.S. and European host sites coinciding with the Solheim Cup. This year’s event includes both teams watching the final days of the Solheim Cup matches at Finca Cortesin this upcoming Thursday and Friday.
Since 2002, the PING Junior Solheim Cup has brought together the next generation of women's golfers in a Team USA vs. Team Europe match play tournament.
In addition to featuring some of the world's best female junior golfers, the PING Junior Solheim Cup is known for its iconic host venues including Gleneagles - Kings Course in Scotland, The Inverness Hotel & Golf Club in Englewood, Colorado, and Bastad Golf Club in Sweden.
The United States leads the all-time PING Junior Solheim Cup series 7-4-1 and had won six consecutive matches until Europe won for the first time on foreign soil in 2021. Team Europe, lead by LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam, took the cup home at Sylvania Country Club in Ohio with a final score of 13-11.
The 2015 United States Team was the first team to win on foreign soil, 13-11, at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in St. Leon-Rot, Germany, setting the stage for the 2019 United States’ team’s 13-11 win at Gleneagles.
AJGA alumnae who have graduated from the PING Junior Solheim Cup to the Solheim Cup on Team USA include: Rose Zhang, Andrea Lee, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Brittany Lang, Alison Lee, Yealimi Noh, Angel Yin, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Megan Khang and Lexi Thompson.
Rose Zhang and Andrea Lee will make their Solheim Cup debuts as rookies this year. Lee competed on the Junior Solheim Cup team in 2013 and 2015, while Zhang competed on the US team in 2017 and 2019. Each earned Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors in their junior careers (Zhang - 2020,2019/ Lee - 2014).
About the PING Junior Solheim Cup
The PING Junior Solheim Cup is owned and hosted by PING and will be operated by the American Junior Golf Association with assistance from the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Ladies European Tour.
Founded by Karsten and Louise Solheim, the Karsten Manufacturing Corporation is a long-time sponsor of the LPGA and AJGA. As the makers of PING golf equipment, the Solheim family continues to ensure the same superior workmanship today that they built into their original clubs more than 46 years ago. Now under the direction of John Solheim, Karsten and Louise’s youngest son, the company continues in its efforts to manufacture the highest quality golf equipment. The PING name is known world over. Besides its presence in the United States, PING markets custom-fit and custom-built equipment to more than 70 countries.
The tournament owner and title partner, PING, designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters, and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 by the late Karsten Solheim. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit ping.com .