European qualifying events confirmed for 2024 PING Junior Solheim Cup

The qualification process to earn a spot on the European team for the 2024 PING Junior Solheim Cup has been confirmed, as Team Europe aim to win for a third time in a row.

Twelve of Europe’s brightest young female golfers between the age of 12 and 18 will battle against the US team at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington on September 8-10, 2024.

The European team will be made up of the leading six players from the PING Junior Solheim Cup Rankings, who will be automatically selected at the end of the qualifying period, along with six captain’s picks.

There will be nine official European qualifying events for the 2024 PING Junior Solheim Cup, which will begin at the Portuguese International Ladies’ Amateur Championship on January 24-27. The Spanish International Ladies’ Amateur Championship from February 27-March 3 and French International Lady Juniors from March 28-April 1 will also be qualifiers.

After a little break in the schedule, there is then a busy run of events in the summer – starting with the German Girls Open, the ANNIKA Invitational Europe, and The Women’s Amateur Championship in June.

They will be followed by the European Ladies’ Team Championship and European Girls’ Team Championship in July, with the official qualifying period ending at the conclusion of the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship on July 24-27.

“The schedule of nine qualifying events across Europe in 2024 leading up to the PING Junior Solheim Cup at the historic Army Navy Country Club – Arlington, is sure to be exciting,” said John Solheim, PING’s executive chairman. “These qualifying events will bring out the top female junior players as they compete to earn a spot on the European PING Junior Solheim Cup team, and once again defend the trophy they triumphantly won in Spain in 2023. So many of the young players in the PING Junior Solheim Cup have continued on to play in the Solheim Cup, and we are looking forward to seeing more players do the same. We will be following the rankings with great interest as the team forms over the next year and we look forward to personally meeting all the players next September in Virginia, USA.”

Alexandra Armas, CEO of the Ladies European Tour, said: “The PING Junior Solheim Cup provides an excellent opportunity for the top 12 European female amateur golfers to gain experience in international matches, as well as to meet, learn from and be inspired by the professional players who will compete in the Solheim Cup. Playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup gives the players an opportunity to set them on the road to being the stars of the future with so many former players competing on the LET and LPGA. It’s been an historic time for Team Europe after they won in the United States for the first time ever in 2021 and also defended the trophy for the first time ever in Spain this summer. With the qualifying events announced, I look forward to seeing how the team shapes up for 2024.”