ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2018

Welcome to ANNIKA Invitational Europe, part of the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings. 

Entry 2018

Results 2017

Swedens most successful golfer of all times, Annika Sörenstam, will be hosting, following and conducting the sixth 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. Royal Drottningholm Golf Club

    Date & Venue

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    June 19 - 21, 2018 at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club.
    Website: Royal Drottningholm Golf Club
    Email: info@kdrgk.se
    Phone: +46 8-759 00 85

    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 18th. 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 turned 19 years old on the final day of the 2019 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex, will receive an invitation.

    Awards

    The ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex has won six awards out of the ten years it has 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, a 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 2000 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 2018, 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 10th.

    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 10th)
      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 10th 2018. 

  4. Entry fee
  5. The R&A is supporting the 2018 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 will include:

    - Front row seat on Annika clinic on Tuesday afternoon June 19th
    - Two practice rounds and three tournament rounds
    - Five lunches
    - Two dinners (opening dinner Monday June 18th and dinner on Wednesday June 20th)
    - Fruit and drinks on the golfcourse
    - Tourguide (Strokesaver)
    - Trolley
    - Unlimited practice balls on the driving range
    - Transportation to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport upon arrival and departure on request
    - Wireless internet in the clubhouse
    - Workshops on Wednesday afternoon June 20th

  6. Invited players
  7. The top 48 European players born 2000 or later on the R&A Womens World Amateur Golf Ranking, published week 1, 2018 will be invited. The list of invited players will be published in January. The closing date to accept invitations is May 10th 2018. 

    Adela Cernousek
    Alessia Nobilio
    Amanda Linner
    Amelia Williamson
    Andrea Grimberg Lignell
    Anna Zanusso
    Annabel Wilson
    Annabell Fuller
    Anni Eisenhut
    Aurora Colombo
    Benedetta Moresco
    Blanca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio
    Candice Mahe
    Carla Tejedo Mulet
    Caterina Don
    Celina Rosa Sattelkau
    Dimana Viudes Emilova
    Elena Arias Quiros
    Elena Moosmann
    Elisabeth Codet
    Emilie Overas
    Emilie Paltrinieri
    Emma Spitz
    Euphemie Rhodes
    Evangeline Prevot
    Franziska Sliper
    Gabriela Roberta Vitu
    Gala Dumez
    Hannah Screen
    Hannah-Leonie Karg
    Ingrid Lindblad
    Lilas Pinthier
    Lily May Humphreys
    Lucie Malchirand
    Maria Vittoria Corbi
    Marta Garcia Llorca
    Mathilde Claisse
    Natalia Aseguinolaza Martin
    Patricie Mackova
    Paula Kirner
    Pauline Roussin-Bouchard
    Pia Babnik
    Tasa Torbica
    Tereza Kozeluhova
    Valentina Albertazzi
    Valerie Clancy
    Victoria Mesoke Monod
    Vida Obersnel
  8. Jun/Am
  9. List of players to the Junior/Am. 

  10. Transportation and accommodation
  11. Accomodation: 

    Official hotel is Mornington Bromma. The hotel is located about 15-20 min drive from Royal Drottningholm Golf Club. There will be transfers for the players to and from the golf club.

    Special rates for players:

    Singel room 990 sek

    Double/Twin 1190 sek

    4-6 persons 1490 sek

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    Nearest airport: 

    Airport official is Stockholm Arlanda Airport

    Transportation is provided free of charge from arrival and departure Stockholm Arlanda Airport

  12. Schedule of Events
  13. Sunday 17 June: First practice day

    Monday 18 June: Second practice day, Junior-Am and Opening dinner (19:00 at TBA). 

    Tuesday 19 June: First round and Annika clinic (starts at 16:00). 

    Wednesday 20 June: Second round, Seminars (starts at 16:30) and Barbeque Party with activities.

    Thursday 21 June: Third round and prize giving ceremony. 

  14. History
  15. In 2011, the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills made its debut and in 2012, the ANNIKA Invitational Europe was added.

    The top three players from both China and Europe are annually invited to the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex at World Golf Village 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:

    2017
    2016
    2015
    2014
    2013
    2012

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