My Experience with the 2017 European Solheim Cup Team

Date: 27th October 2017
By: Alison Nicholas

The Junior Solheim Cup is a version of the Solheim Cup for girls aged 12 to 18. The Junior Solheim Cup follows a similar format to The Solheim Cup and features the top 12 U.S. amateur girls—versus their European counterparts. The event is held over two days, with six fourball and six foursomes matches on the first day, and twelve singles matches on the second day.

Captaining the 2017 European Junior Solheim Cup Team was a real privilege and the European Team had a wealth of talent. I enjoyed the week having lots of laughs and passing on my experiences as a player about course management, matchplay and good mental strategies.

The European Team played their hearts out and we were all tied going into the singles, which made it an exciting match. Plagued by rain delays the singles matches had to be played off two tees. The match was tight but the Americans rallied hard and beat the Europeans in the singles matches to win the Cup. My thanks go to my Team, Vice -Captain Sebastian and Eva- Lotta for all the fun we had, with lots of crazy memories to cherish. Watch out for these girls they are good and have bright futures!

It was great to see Frida Kinhult play in the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana Femenino recently finishing 15th and Mathilde Claisse finishing 24th in the Lacoste Ladies Open De France.- Well played girls!!

2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup Team: Letizia Bagnoli, Mathilde Claisse, Julia Engström, Alessandra Fanali, Linn Grant, Esther Henseleit, Frida Kinhult, Amanda Linnér, Alessia Nobilio, Emma Spitz, Maja Stark, Beatrice Wallin.