Humphreys boosts PING Junior Solheim Cup hopes with win

England’s Lily May Humphreys took a huge step towards qualifying for the PING Junior Solheim Cup by winning the ANNIKA Invitational Europe on Thursday by one shot.

Humphreys had rounds of 69-68-70 at Vasatorps Golf Club in Sweden to finish on 12 under par and jump from 19th place in the rankings to sixth. The top six players automatically qualify for Mickey Walker’s European team at the conclusion of the 10th and final counting event in mid-August, with a further six players earning wildcard picks.

Slovenian Pia Babnik consolidated second spot in the rankings by finishing third in Sweden, and Italian Benedetta Moresco took fifth place to move up two spots from fifth to third.

Scottish hopeful Hannah Darling boosted her chances of making the team by finishing tied sixth alongside two others – Paula Kirner and Amalie Leth-Nissen – to move up from 18th to 15th in the rankings.

The PING Junior Solheim Cup, like its senior version, pits Team Europe against Team USA and this year takes place at Gleneagles, Scotland (King’s course) on 10th and 11th September. The Solheim Cup kicks off on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on Friday 13th September.

The next qualifying event for the PING Junior Solheim Cup is the European Girls’ Team Championship in Spain and the and European Ladies’ Team Championship in Italy, both from 9th-13th July.

Click here for ANNIKA Invitational Europe Final Results.

Click here for more information about the PING Junior Solheim Cup and The Solheim Cup,

Participants with Annika at the ANNIKA Invitational Europe

PING Junior Solheim Cup European Ranking following ANNIKA Invitational Europe

Po. Name Country Total
1 Lucie Malchirand France 196.67
2 Pia Babnik Slovenia 160.00
3 Benedetta Moresco Italy 121.43
4 Kerttu Hiltunen Finland 110.14
5 Caterina Don Italy 108.67
6 Lily May Humphreys England 103.81
7 Amalie Leth-Nissen Denmark 93.43
8 Lilas Pintheir France 85.57
9 Emilie Alba Paltrinieri Italy 81.31
10 Anne Normann Denmark 76.31
11 Alizée Vidal France 73.75
12 Elena Moosman Switzerland 71.67
13 Paula Kirner Germany 58.10
14 Euphemie Rhodes England 57.14
15 Hannah Darling Scotland 56.67
16 Alessia Nobilio Italy 56.43
17 Lydia Volkmer Germany 55.00
18 Carolina Melgrati Italy 52.56
19 Adela Cernousek France 51.67
20 Rebecca Becht Belgium 40.00
21 Charlotte Heath England 38.31
22 Virginia Bossi Italy 37.14
23 Paula Schulz-Hansen Germany 35.00
24 Patricia Garre Munoz Spain 22.00
T25 Nataliya Guseva Russia 20.00
T25 Ellie Gower England 20.00
T27 Viktoria Hund Germany 17.14
T27 Rosie Belsham England 17.14
T27 Clémence Martin France 17.14
30 Sophie Witt Germany 17.00
31 Lois Lau France 15.71
T32 Ana Amalia Pina Ortega Spain 15.00
T32 Jessica Baker England 15.00
T34 Annabell Fuller England 13.75
T34 Federica Tavelli Westerlund Sweden 13.75
36 Carlota Palacios Peral Spain 13.57
37 Marina Escobar Domingo Spain 11.31
T38 Isabella Holpfer Austria 10.00
T38 Natalia Aseguinolaza Martin Spain 10.00
T38 Megan Ashley Scotland 10.00
T38 Carys Worby Wales 10.00
T38 Patience Rhodes England 10.00
43 Ester Fägersten Sweden 9.17
44 Carla Tejedo Spain 8.81
T45 Marie Bechtold Germany 8.00
T45 Ffion Tynan Wales 8.00
T45 Mia Sandtorv Lussand Norway 8.00
T48 Alice Thomas Wales 7.50
T48 Louisa Carlbom Sweden 7.50
T50 Emily Krause Germany 7.14
T50 Nina Lang Germany 7.14
T52 Valentina Albertazzi Italy 5.00
T52 Anna Foster Irleand 5.00
T52 Aine Donegan Ireland 5.00
T52 Maria Vittoria Corbi Italy 5.00
T52 Mathilde Delavallade France 5.00
T52 Thalia Kirby England 5.00
T52 Cameron Neilson Scotland 5.00
T52 Evanna Hynd Scotland 5.00
T52 Harriet Barker Scotland 5.00
T52 Chiara Noja Germany 5.00
T52 Eilidh Henderson Scotland 5.00
T52 Ada Huhtala Finland 5.00
T52 Julie Kerrigan England 5.00
T52 Lily Huerlimann Switzerland 5.00
66 Lauren Holmey Netherlands 4.17
T67 Ainhoa Gurrutxaga Gutierrez Spain 2.14
T67 Marta Lopez Echevarria Spain 2.14