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Golf - 23. August 2007.

Two English players in Junior Solheim Cup team






The 12 golfers – described as the stars of the future – will take on a United States team at Båstad, Sweden, from September 11-12, in the days leading up to The Solheim Cup at Halmstad Golfklubb, from September 14-16.

Florentyna, 18, and Henrietta, 17, have both qualified automatically for the team through their performance in five events in the European Golf Association calendar.

Flory, who is based at Royal Birkdale but lives in Germany where her father is a golf professional, won the French lady juniors’ championship earlier this season.

She is an England international and a member of the English Ladies’ Golf Association’s Performance squad – and will be one of the most experienced members in the Junior Solheim Cup team.

She helped Europe win the Junior Ryder Cup in 2004 and went on to play in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2005, which the Americans won.

Henni, from Yeovil, claimed her place by winning the final qualifying event, British girls’ championship. She has also played in two Ladies European Tour events this season.

The other five players who qualified automatically are:
Nicola Rössler – Germany
Caroline Hedwall – Sweden
Caroline Masson – Germany
Audrey Goumard – France
Charlotte Lorentzen – Denmark

Team captain, Catrin Nilsmark of Sweden, chose the remaining five players  based on their performance in junior and women’s amateur tournaments. Her picks are:
 
Marta Silva – Spain
Carlota Ciganda – Spain
Nathalie Månsson – Sweden
Sara Monberg – Denmark
Sally Watson – Scotland
 
“I am pleased to see such a strong team of juniors playing for Europe,” said Nilsmark, who is a former Solheim Cup player and captain.
 
“I am looking forward to guiding them through their matches and to sharing my experience with the team. We have been waiting for two years to win back the trophy!”
 
Many Solheim Cup players, including members of the Ladies European Tour and Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour such as Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome, Louise Stahle and Minea Blomqvist, have previously played in the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
 
The PING Junior Solheim Cup was founded in 2002 by the Karsten Manufacturing Corporation to support junior golf. It is a match play competition between teams of 12 players from Europe and USA and it takes place in the tournament week of The Solheim Cup. The two-day event featuring three sets of matches: four-ball and foursomes on the first day, followed by 12 singles matches on the final day.

More information: www.solheimcup.golf.se



Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer

Tel. 01603 507 416
Email: lyndsey.hewison@tiscali.co.uk

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