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.


  1. General information
  2. Halmstad Golf Club

    Date & Venue

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    June 16 - 18, 2020 at Halmstad Golf Club.
    Phone: +4635176800

    Format of play 

    Strokeplay over 54 holes, 18 holes on each day of the tournament, no cut.

    Junior-Am tournament 

    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. 

    Qualifying spots

    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.


  3. 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:

    1. 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.

    2. Exemptions - The ANNIKA Foundation and the Swedish Golf Federation will retain six places each - i.e. a total of twelve players.

    3. Open entries - Places will be given to players in order of:

      A. Ranking from the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking (May 7th)
      B. Handicap

      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) 

  4. Entry fee
  5. 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.

    2015 års pristagare i Annika Invitational Europe. Spanska vinnaren Ana Pelaez ler, håller i sin buckla och tittar ner på tvåan som också är spansk. De står på ett podium. På tredje plats står engelska Sophie Lamb och skrattar leende och tittar på tvåan hon med.

    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)
    - Trolley
    - 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

  6. Invited players
  7. 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 Gestsdóttir 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
  8. Jun/Am
  9. List of players to the Junior/Am

  10. Transportation and accommodation
  11. Accomodation: 

    Official hotel is Hotel Tylösand. The hotel is located about 5 min walk from Halmstad Golf Club. 

    Special rates for players:


    Nearest airport: 

    Göteborg Landvetter airport 

  12. Schedule of Events
  13. 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. 

  14. More Than Golf
  15. “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.

    ANNIKA Foundation

  16. History
  17. 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.

    Annika Sörenstam står med rosa Callawaykeps och svart jacka och poserar med 2012 år vinnare i Annika Invitational Europe, svenska Linnea Ström.
    Linnea Ström, winner 2012, and Annika

    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.

    Final results:


    Click here to read about the ANNIKA Invitational on Annika Foundations websit

  18. ANNIKA Cup