All six members of the Swedish Girls’ National Team qualified for the 2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup and could celebrate with their coach, Fredrik Wetterstrand, at the Opening Ceremony at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa on Sunday, ahead of the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The six Swedish players, Maja Stark, Beatrice Wallin, Frida Kinhult, Julia Engström, Linn Grant and Amanda Linnér together won the European Girls’ Team Championship earlier this year in Finland and they also won four of the nine PING Junior Solheim Cup qualifying events as individuals.
Julia Engstrom’s week started particularly well when she made a hole-in-one during the second practice round on Sunday. She aced the 144-metre par-3 seventh hole on the Members’ Course using her 7-iron as she was practising foursomes with Mathilde Claisse, who also almost holed in one. The European PING Junior Solheim Cup team is looking strong!
Photo by: Göran Söderqvist