England’s Georgia Hall has stormed into a share of third place on the European PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking thanks to her dramatic victory in last week’s ladies’ British amateur championship.
The 17 year-old from Remedy Oak in Dorset aced the 17th hole on her way to beating Spain’s Luna Sobron by one hole in the final at Machynys Peninsula in Wales. The 90 ranking points she earned moved her into a share of third place alongside Germany’s Karolin Lampert with just two counting events left to go.
The European ranking table is led by Denmark’s Emily Pedersen who has accumulated 142.50 points after winning two of this year’s qualifying events.
Sweden’s Linnea Ström lies in second place ten points ahead of Hall and Lampert while France’s Shannon Aubert currently holds down fifth place ahead of Italy’s Virginia Carta and Chloe Williams from Wales.
The top six players on the Ranking after the last two qualifying events all earn automatic places in the European team for this year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup match at The Inverness Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, on August 13-14 with the six automatic qualifiers being joined by a further six captain’s picks.
The final qualifying events are the European girls’ team championship at Linköping, Sweden and the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, England, which both take place from July 9-13. Georgia (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is in England’s team for the ladies’ championship.
Leading golf manufacturing company PING is the founder, owner and title sponsor of The PING Junior Solheim Cup. The contest pits the 12 best European junior girl golfers (born 1995 or later) against the 12 best junior girl golfers from the USA. This year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup is to be played at The Inverness Golf Club, on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, on August 13-14. It always takes place immediately ahead of The Solheim Cup, which this year will be played on August 16-18, just 20 minutes away from The Inverness Club.
The updated European PING Junior Solheim Cup Ranking, plus more news and event information can be found at www.solheimcupeurope.com