Benahavís, Spain - After two days of preparations at La Zagaleta, Team USA and Team Europe are ready to battle head to head for the 12th PING Junior Solheim Cup title.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup (PJSC) is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match play competition featuring the 12 best female junior golfers from Europe and the United States. The competition includes six foursome matches, six four-ball matches and 12 singles matches. Scoring is based on a points system with 24 total points available over the two days of competition. One point is awarded for each match won and half a point is given to each team for matches that end in a tie. As a result, it is possible that matches may be won prior to the 18th hole. A team needs 12 ½ points to win the PJSC. Should the championship end in a tie, the team that currently holds the Cup (European team) would retain the PJSC.
The event is highlighted by the team camaraderie and spirit generated by the juniors and Team Captains. The overall match record stands at 7 United States wins (2002, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019), 3 Europe wins (2003, 2007, 2021) and 1 tie (2011).
Tomorrow begins with six foursome matches. The foursome matches will begin at 8:15 am (2:15 am ET). In foursomes each pair of golfers will play a single ball between them. They take alternate shots with this ball, with the lowest score winning the hole.
The morning six matches are:
- Team USA - Megan Meng and Irene Kim vs. Team Europe -Rocio Tejedo and Andrea Revuelta
- Team USA - Yana Wilson and Jasmine Koo vs. Team Europe -Nora Sundberg and Anna Canado
- Team USA - Elizabeth Rudisill and Ryleigh Knaub vs. Team Europe - Francesca Fiorellini and Denisa Vodickova
- Team USA - Gianna Clemente and Anna Davis vs. Team Europe - Helen Briem vs. Yana Beeli
- Team USA - Anna Song and Kathryn Ha vs. Team Europe -Cloe Amion and Savannah De Bock
- Team USA - Asterisk Talley and Leigh Chien vs. Team Europe - Meja Ortengren and Josefin Widal
The morning matches are highlighted by match four where three girls inside the top-30 of World Amateur Golf Rankings will square off. On the US side Davis is currently No. 5 and Clemente No. 28 in the world. Briem representing Team Europe is currently No. 9 in the world.
In the afternoon the girls switch formats and play six four-ball matches beginning at 1 pm (7 am ET). In four-ball each player will play her own ball the entire hole and the best score for the hole is the pairs score. six four-ball matches beginning at. In four-ball each player will play her own ball the entire hole and the best score for the hole is the pairs score.
The four-ball match ups will be selected at 10 am (4 am ET) by the captains of each team. The team leading at 10 am will have the honor of naming their first pairing.
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 .