Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge

Logo Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge 2018

Henrik Stenson and Fanny Sunesson was a successful team on the golf course during many years. Now, the duo invites the best junior players in the Nordic countries to their Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge 2018, a 54-hole tournament played over three days with a cut after 36 holes.

Place: Barsebäck Golf & Country Club
Date: July 4–6 2018, with practice round on July 2nd and special activities on July 3rd

Leaderboard, click here

What’s in it for the winners

The winners in each of the four categories will qualify to the 2019 Major Champion Invitational in Orlando. See a video below from the fantastic trip in january 2018 for the 2017 winners. 

Competitor list

The competitors have been selected based on golf ranking and handicap order. Full details about country quota and selection criteria below.

About the hosts

Fanny Sunesson och Henrik Stenson

In 1989 the world’s best player, Nick Faldo, asked Fanny to be his caddie. Five months later Faldo had won both The Masters and The Open with Fanny on the bag. This was the beginning of a long and successful career of caddying. In 2007 she started caddying for Henrik Stenson and together they won The Players Championship in 2009. Fanny retired from caddying in 2012, while Henrik remains on top of his career with a win at The Open Championship in 2016 being his greatest achievement.

Proud to give back to junior golf

“It's fantastic to be involved in junior golf and this is the perfect way of giving back!”, says Henrik Stenson

“It’s nice to share our experiences and to see the quality of the young golfers”, adds Fanny Sunesson

Fanny will be on site during the whole tournament and is in charge of the course set up. Henrik will be on site on and off during the week.

Pictures and videos from Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge 2017 at Barsebäck GCC and the Major Champions Invitational 2018 where the winners got to go as part of their price.

Player information in alphabetical order

About Barsebäck GCC

Barsebäck Golf & Country Club opened their first nine holes in 1969. Today, the venue consists of two 18-hole courses – the Masters Course and Donald Steel Course – as well as a 9-hole course – Litorina Course. The Masters Course has been the host of many European Tour events, European and World Championships and the Solheim Cup in 2003.

Contact information

Barsebäck GCC – tournament office
Telephone: +46 46 77 62 30

Fruit and water

Fruit will be served on tee 1 and 10. Water is available on tabs by the club house or next to the first tee.

Golf bag storage

Players will not be able to store their golf bags at the club during nights.


  1. Barsebäck Resort
  2. Booking contact:
    Phone number 0046-77 70 60 or e-mail

    State that you are a player in SSJC to receive special price:

    Lodging in house at the venue:
    600 kr/night included breakfast (four beds in two rooms per house).

    Hotel room included breakfast:
    Single room 900 kr/night.
    Double room 1200 kr/night.

  3. Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live
  4. Hotel located at Dag Hammarskjölds torg 2, 21118 Malmö Sweden. Approx. 30 minutes by car from Barsebäck.

    Booking contact: 

    Phone: +4540 207500 /dial 3
    Booking code: SSJC Barsebäck.

    Hotel room price including breakfast:

    Single room: 845 SEK/night
    Double room: 1 150 SEK/night
    Triple room:  1 400 SEK/night
    Extra bed:  250 SEK/night

Practice round

Each player needs call Barsebäck GCC, +46 46 77 62 30, to book a tee time for your practice round. We recommend that you book it on Monday July 2nd since we have a limited number of tee times on Tuesday.

Tuesday Happening!

- Clinic with Henrik and Fanny.

Fun things to take part of:

- Activities such as: long driving with Emil Rosberg and World Champion Sandra Carlborg, ball testing, glove and shoe fitting, club testing, smoothie station etc.

Tournament fee and registration

The tournament fee is 800 SEK and will be paid at the front desk at Barsebäck GCC no later than Tuesday 3 July at 10.00.

The tournament fee includes: free range balls, give aways, 1 practice round, 2-3 tournament rounds, lunch Tuesday-Thursday and Friday for those who qualifies.

Players welcome letter

About the field

The Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge tournament is open for 156 players from the five Nordic countries, 60 girls and 96 boys, born 1997 to 2005. The field is divided into two age categories, 13–16 and 17–21. 

The handicap limit for Swedish players of 13,0 for girls and 10,0 for boys and for Nordic players 8,0 for girls and 5,0 for boys. 

Selection Criteria

The Swedish field is decided in the following order:
1. SGF Golf Ranking
2. Handicap

The non-Swedish field is decided in the following order:
1. Ranking from the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking
2. Handicap

Also, Henrik Stenson and Fanny Sunesson have a total of six wild cards to hand out.

Field quota

Swedish quota: 34 girls and 62 boys
Age 13 to 16: 17 girls and 31 boys
Age 17 to 21: 17 girls and 31 boys

Norwegian, Danish and Finnish quota: 6 girls and 8 boys per country
Age 13 to 16: 3 girls and 4 boys
Age 17 to 21: 3 girls and 4 boys

The Icelandic quota: 4 girls and 6 boys
Age 13 to 16: 2 girls and 3 boys
Age 17 to 21: 2 girls and 3 boys 

2017 winners

2017 was the premiere for the Stenson Sunesson Junior Challenge, then an all-Swedish tournament over 36 holes. The winners from 2017 where:

Boys 17–21: Albin Tidén, Romelåsens GK

Girls 17–21: Ingrid Lindblad, Ringenäs GK

Boys 13–16: Gustav Andersson, Bokskogens GK

Girls 13–16: Rebecca Brink, Viksjö GK

Social media

Use #stensonsunessonjc on all your posts, pictures and videos from the tournament and you will be featured in the social media feed below.

@stensonsunesson Snapchat
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Stensonsunessonjc Facebook

Henrik Stenson official website
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