Sweden’s Amanda Linnér shot a solid 71 on the final round of the ANNIKA Invitational Europe, at Halmstad GK, which took her into a play-off against emerging British star, Annabell Fuller. Amanda birdied the third play-off hole to claim victory, with the win taking her back to first position on the European PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking. Full leaderboard below.

Commenting on the victory, Linnér said: “I am so happy with this win, as it takes me one step closer to representing Team Europe at the PING Junior Solheim Cup. It was also great to meet both Annika Sorenstam and Alison Nicholas at the event and learn from their life and golf experiences. I took a huge amount from the information they shared about playing in team and matchplay events.”

With less than four weeks to go until the European team selection is finalised, national teams from across Europe are getting ready to represent their countries in the European Girls’ Team Champtionship, played in Finland on July 11th – 15th, or at the European Ladies’ Team Championship in Portugal, which is being played on the same date. When asked about Team Sweden, Linnér said: “We have a very strong team this year. We support each other in good and bad times and we have a lot of fun together. It is really inspiring to be part of this group and I hope we can do Sweden proud at the Team Championships.”

The Team Championship events are the final qualifying events to the PING Junior Solheim Cup. At the end of the qualifying process, the top-six junior girls will earn automatic places on the European team, with the other six players coming from Captain Nicholas’ wildcard picks.

To qualify for the European team, participants must be girls aged 12-18 years old (born 1999, or later), whom have not reached their 18th birthdays prior to January 1st 2017. Prospective team members must be amateurs and cannot be members of a competitive collegiate golf programme. In addition, they must also be European citizens.

The 2017 event in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 15th-16th, marks the ninth time the European PING Junior Solheim Cup team will battle against the US Team, which currently lead the series with five wins, two losses and one tie.

For more information about the PING Junior Solheim Cup, please visit www.solheimcupeurope.com or contact [email protected].

Photo: Göran Söderqvist



Name Country Points
1 Amanda Linnér Sweden 189.25
2 Linn Grant Sweden 158.50
3 Frida Kinhult Sweden 125.00
4 Beatrice Wallin Sweden 111.33
5 Letizia Bagnoli Italy   97.50
6 Julia Engström Sweden   92.17
7 Annabel Fuller England   79.67
8 Emma Spitz Austria   71.00
9 Mathilde Claisse France   63.33
10 Alessia Nobilio Italy   59.25
11 Line Toft Hansen Denmark   55.00
12 Shannon McWilliam Scotland   50.00
13 Maja Stark Sweden   48.17
14 Alessandra Fanali Italy   47.50
15 Anna Backman Finland   45.00
16 Sara Kouskova Czech Republic   39.50
17 Carolina Caminoli Italy   38.00
18 Alexandra Försterling Germany   37.75
19 Esther Henseleit Germany   32.50
20 Annabel Wilson Ireland   27.75
21 Karoline Lund Norway   26.67
22 Caterina Don Italy   22.92
23 Samantha Fuller England   19.25
24 Hollie Muse England   17.25
25 Clarisse Louis Belgium   16.50
26 Mairead Martin Ireland   15.00
T27 Pauline Roussin-Bouchard France   13.00
T27 Chiara Tamburlini Switzerland   13.00
29 Aline Krauter Germany   12.00
30 Sofia Seldermirova Bulgaria   11.33
T31 Agathe Laisne France   10.00
T31 Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen Denmark   10.00
T31 Paula Neira Garcia Spain   10.00
T34 Emilie Paltrinieri Italy     9.67
T35 Anna Zanusso Italy     8.00
T35 Dana-Helga Puyol Robert Spain     8.00
T35 Elena Moosmann Switzerland     8.00
38 Teresa Diez Moliner Spain     7.50
T39 Janika Rüttimann Austria     5.50
T39 Daniella Barrett Finland     5.50
40 Isobel Wardle England     5.00
T41 Clara Manzalini Italy     3.00
T41 Elisabeth Codet France     3.00
T41 Elena Arlas Quiros Spain     3.00
44 Alizee Vidal France     2.50
T45 Sarina Schmidt Germany     1.67
T45 Leonie Karg Germany     1.67
T45 Ingrid Lindblad Sweden     1.67
48 Isabella Holpfer Austria     1.25