The EGA selection committee is delighted to confirm the 2021 Continent of Europe Junior Vagliano Trophy Team.
The Junior Vagliano Trophy is an annual match between the top U16 girls from Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe. Selection to play in the match recognizes the players’ outstanding achievements in the amateur game.
The team will take on Great Britain & Ireland at Hilversumsche Golf Club, Netherlands on 8 and 9 October.
Helen BRIEM (GER)
Cayetana FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA-POGGIO (ESP)
Francesca FIORELLINI (ITA)
Constance FOUILLET (FRA)
Meja ÖRTENGREN (SWE)
Nora SUNDBERG (SWE)
The players will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Solheim Cup stars Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Emily Pedersen who have all formerly competed in the match.
The team will be captained by two-time European Mid-Amateur Ladies’ Champion, Myrte Eikenaar.
"I am very excited about the team we have selected, which includes such amazingly young and talented players who have shown great form in national and international championships." said Eikenaar.
"Only recently all 6 have been part of the winning Junior Solheim Cup team Europe."
"There is little doubt that we will find strong competitors on the R&A side as well, but I know that our team will give it their all to win the Junior Vagliano Throphy. I look forward to welcoming the girls at the Hilversumsche Golf Club in The Netherlands to experience one of the most exciting matches of the year.”
2019 Junior Vagliano Trophy, Royal St. George's Golf Club, England, Continent of Europe Team winners.
The match has historically been played biennially alongside the Vagliano Trophy but will now be played every year; In even years staged with the Jacques Léglise trophy, and in odd years with the Vagliano Trophy.
The Great Britain & Ireland team will be announced shortly by The R&A.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR VAGLIANO TROPHY
The Junior Vagliano Trophy is an annual junior girls match played between six-player teams from the Continent of Europe and Great Britain & Ireland.
First played in 2011, the match is now in its sixth edition. The contest was originally created as a junior version of the Vagliano Trophy, which is an amateur ladies match between eight-player teams from the Continent of Europe and Great Britian & Ireland.
The match has historically been played alongside its senior sister, although will now be played annually.
A number of high-profile players have competed on both sides of the match in the past including Solheim Cup stars Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Emily Pedersen. European Ladies’ Amateur Champions, Agathe Laisne, Bronte Law and Alice Hewson have all also competed in the junior version of the match before graduating to the womens’ teams.
The match takes places over two days, with three foursomes matches on both mornings and six singles matches on both afternoons. With 18 total points on offer, 9.5 points are needed to secure victory.
The Continent of Europe will look to retain the trophy this year, and extend its winning streak. The continental side has won all of the five editions of the match played so far.