ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2020
We’re disappointed to announce that we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s ANNIKA Invitational Europe, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Welcome to ANNIKA Invitational Europe, part of the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Swedens most successful golfer of all times, Annika Sörenstam, will be hosting, following and conducting the ninth ANNIKA Invitational Europe on site.
Annika Sörenstam is a winner of 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors, and has represented Europe in the Solheim Cup on eight occasions between 1994–2007.
- General information
Halmstad Golf Club
Date & Venue
Format of play
Strokeplay over 54 holes, 18 holes on each day of the tournament, no cut.
A Junior-Am tournament will be played June 15th. About 30 players will be asked to participate in the Junior-Am. If a player is asked to participate in the Junior-Am participation is mandatory.
ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex
The top three finishers, who have not reached their 19th birthday AND have not graduated high school as of January 1, 2021, will receive an invitation.
The ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex has won 7 awards out of the 12 years it’s been played, from the AJGA. The first edition was honored as the Newcomer of the Year and the 2010 even received the Invitational of the Year. The tournament has also won two Media Awards, two Social Media Award and a Volunteer Award.
Cooperation with the AJGA
The AJGA has committed to provide the top finishers with “playing status with the AJGA”. This status will enable these finishers to gain entry into some AJGA events.
- Entry Conditions
A. Participants must be female and born 1st of January 2002 or later.
B. All participants must be an amateur golfer in accordance with the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Limited.
C. The maximum handicap limit is -4,4.
D. The field will be limited to a maximum of 78 players.
The field will be decided in the following order:
Invitees - The top 48 players on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1 2020, and who also represents a country that is a member of the European Golf Association will be invited. The closing date to accept invitations is May 7th.
Exemptions - The ANNIKA Foundation and the Swedish Golf Federation will retain six places each - i.e. a total of twelve players.
Open entries - Places will be given to players in order of:
A. Ranking from the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking (May 7th)
Open entries will be accepted in the above order regardless of country representation.
Minimum number of open category entrants is 18.
Entries must be submitted no later than May 7th 2020.
Players entry 2020 (Click)
- Entry fee
The R&A is supporting the 2020 ANNIKA Invitational Europe. The R&A’s generous financial contribution has substantially reduced the tournament entry fee for each player, providing added benefit and helping grow the game.
Entry fee 2020 is TBA sek
Entry fee will include:
- Front row seat on Annika clinic on Tuesday afternoon June 16th
- Two practice rounds and three tournament rounds
- Five lunches
- Two dinners (opening dinner Monday June 15th and dinner on Wednesday June 17th)
- Fruit and drinks on the golfcourse
- Tourguide (Strokesaver)
- Unlimited practice balls on the driving range
- Transportation to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport upon arrival and departure on request
- Wireless internet in the clubhouse
- Workshops on Wednesday afternoon June 17th
- Invited players
The top 48 European players born 2002 or later on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1, 2020 will be invited. The list of invited players will be published in January. The closing date to accept invitations is May 7th 2020
1 Pia Babnik Slovenia 2 Lucie Malchirand France 3 Annabell Fuller England 4 Lily May Humphreys England 5 Paula Kirner Germany 6 Elena Moosmann Switzerland 7 Carolina Lopez-Chacarra Coto Spain 8 Amalie Leth-Nissen Denmark 9 Paula Schulz-Hanssen Germany 10 Nataliya Guseva Russian Federation 11 Natalia Aseguinolaza Martin Spain 12 Carolina Melgrati Italy 13 Lilas Pinthier France 14 Ester Fagersten Sweden 15 Francesca Fiorellini Italy 16 Mia Sandtorv Lussand Norway 17 Chiara Horder Germany 18 Beth Coulter Ireland 19 Antonia Zacharovska Slovakia 20 Kerttu Hiltunen Finland 21 Adela Cernousek France 22 Lois Lau France 23 Aine Donegan Ireland 24 Hulda Clara GestsdÃ³ttir Iceland 25 Jess Baker England 26 Caitlin Whitehead England 27 Clemence Martin France 28 Viktoria Maria Hund Germany 29 Ana Amalia Pina Ortega Spain 30 Meja Örtengren Sweden 31 Marta Lopez Echevarria Spain 32 Charlotte Cattaneo Italy 33 Nieves Martin Torre Spain 34 Julia Lopez Ramirez Spain 35 Carla Bernat Escuder Spain 36 Rosie Belsham England 37 Darcey Harry Wales 38 Anna Lina Otten Germany 39 Ellie Gower England 40 Ines Archer France 41 Cecilie Leth-Nissen Denmark 42 Natalia Gutierrez Fernandez Spain 43 Ffion Tynan Wales 44 Matilde Innocenti Angelini Italy 45 Ginnie Lee Switzerland 46 Marloes Van Den Brink Netherlands 47 Leonor Medeiros Portugal 48 Elsa Ettori-Douard France
List of players to the Junior/Am
- Transportation and accommodation
Official hotel is Hotel Tylösand. The hotel is located about 5 min walk from Halmstad Golf Club.
Special rates for players:
Göteborg Landvetter airport
- Schedule of Events
Sunday 14 June: First practice day
Monday 15 June: Second practice day, Junior-Am and Opening dinner and activities
Tuesday 16 June: First round and Annika clinic (starts at TBA).
Wednesday 17 June: Second round, Seminars (starts at TBA and dinner with activities from TBA)
Thursday 18 June: Third round and prize giving ceremony.
- More Than Golf
“More Than Golf” has been a guiding principle of the ANNIKA Foundation since its inception in 2007.
At each of our global events, we bring in speakers and develop workshops to extend the experience beyond just the golf course.
The Foundation recognizes the importance of well-rounded individuals and strives to leave a lasting impact on each and every player.
In 2009, the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex was the first event founded by Annika in the Foundation’s series of global events. Now, the tournaments span five continents including Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and Australasia.
The top three players from each international event are annually invited to the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex the following year.
When developing her idea of what the ANNIKA Invitational would be, Annika was determined to include initiatives that supported the Foundation’s slogan “More Than Golf.” She wanted her invited participants to leave the week with something more than just a three-round aggregate score.
Annika’s experience has taught her that it takes more than a good golf swing and putting stroke to be a winner on the competitive tours. That’s why she includes leadership and life-skill workshops that take place during tournament week to allow the girls to ask questions and learn what it will take to be successful in their career.
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