Rising stars of Solheim Cup look towards Glasgow 2018

Here are four young golfers looking to make a mark come Glasgow 2018 at Gleneagles.

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The 2017 Solheim Cup has just concluded at Des Moines Golf and Country Club course in Iowa, putting the United States against a vibrant European team, winning 16½-11½ on their home turf.

Despite the loss, it offered an exciting opportunity to catch the rising stars from the European team in action. All will be looking towards the 2019 Solheim Cup, set to take place at the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles.

Before that, the European Golf Team Championships tees off in August 2018, a ground breaking new tournament which will form part of the first ever multi-sport Glasgow 2018 European Championships, which also sees aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon descend on the city. Berlin will co-host and will stage athletics as part of the first ever European Championships.

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With the 2017 Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club behind us, here are four of the young women looking to succeed at Glasgow 2018, and looking towards the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.


Annabel Dimmock

Great Britain | 20

After taking up golf at her local driving range at the age of eight, Annabel quickly progressed through the amateur ranks before turning professional in 2015. The following year she recorded a 5th place finish at the Qatar Ladies Open and secured third at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco earlier this year where she finished on -6. Could be a big few years for the London-born golfer and a good showing at Glasgow 2018 could lead her on the path to Solheim Cup involvement.

Klara Spilkova

Czech Republic | 22

Seems to have been around forever despite being just 22-years-old, having joined the Ladies European Tour way back in 2011. She recently clinched her first professional LET win at the Lalla Meryem Cup back in April, where she seen off competition from Suzann Pettersen to win by 1 stroke in Rabat, Morocco. Klara proudly represented the Czech Republic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, could we see her doing the same again at Glasgow 2018?

Madelene Stavnar

Norway | 16

Madelene is currently the youngest member of the Ladies European Tour at 16-years-old and has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of her countrywoman and former PGA Championships winner Suzann Pettersen. If the young prodigy continues progressing the way she is at the moment, she could even find herself playing alongside the Norwegian legend for Europe at the 2019 Solheim Cup.

Olivia Cowan

Germany | 21

Another golfer who took up the clubs at a very young age – she was just three-years-old! – Olivia made her name in the amateur game winning the 2013 German Ladies National Championships and finished 4th at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China. In 2016, her rookie year on the LET, she recorded 3 top 10 finishes and the young German golfer looks set to continue her progress into the next few years. Ladies golf looks to have found a potential star in Olivia Cowan.

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