Phoebe Brinker '20 Blogs About Playing in the Junior Solheim Cup in Scotland
Archmere golf standout Phoebe Brinker ’20 recently represented the United States at the 2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup, held at Gleneagles, Scotland on Tuesday, September 10th and Wednesday, September 11th. Team USA held off a "spirited fightback" from Team Europe to claim their fourth consecutive victory in the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
The Solheim Cup is the pinnacle of women’s golf with the best players from Europe and the USA going head-to-head in match play format. Inaugurated in 2002, the PING Junior Solheim Cup is a version of The Solheim Cup for female amateurs aged 18 and under and follows a similar format to the senior event, featuring the top 12 European junior amateurs versus their American counterparts.
Phoebe competed in the two day competition as a member of Team USA. Selection was based on a combination of the AJGA’s Rolex AJGA Rankings and the Golfweek / Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings as of Monday, July 29. Two spots on the U.S. Team were reserved for captain’s picks.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup is a premier golfing event that included six fourball and six foursomes matches the first day, and 12 singles matches the second day. Phoebe wrote a blog about her memorable Scotland experience to share with the Archmere community.