Sunday 18 February 2018

Maguires right in mix for Junior Solheim Cup spots

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

IRELAND'S Leona and Lisa Maguire are well in contention for a place on the 12-member PING Junior Solheim Cup team for the match against the USA at Knightsbrook Resort and Golf Hotel on September 20/21.

Europe's leading girl golfers have just two more qualifying events -- the European Individual Championship at Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on July 20-23 and the Girls' British Open Championship at Gullane, Scotland, on August 8-12 -- to make their claim for a place in the team.

The top six players on the Junior Solheim Cup Ranking at the end of the event at Gullane receive automatic places.

A further six wild-card players will then be selected before August 15.

Sweden's Lotta Neumann is the European captain, while USA side is captained by Meg Mallon.

Current European rankings

1 Leona Maguire (Ire) 180 points, 2 Emily Taylor (Eng) 100, 3 Manon Gidali (Fra) 97.50, 4 Lisa Maguire (Ire) 91.25, 5 Stefania Avanzo (It) 80, 6 Celine Boutier (Fra) 74.25, 7 Daisy Nielson (Den) 63.33, 8 Rocio Sanchez (Sp) 62.50, T9 Georgia Hall (Eng) 60, T9 Emilie Alonso (Fra) 60, 11 Antonio Scherer (Ger) 59

Irish Independent

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