Ladies European Tour
Team Europe got off to a near-perfect start in the 2023 Junior Solheim Cup at La Zagaleta, with one of the most lopsided sessions on Monday morning in Spain.
With six foursomes matches done on Day 1, Team Europe have opened up a massive five-and-a-half point lead over their American rivals — with a near clean sweep to get the ball rolling.
Setting the tempo early on were the Spanish duo of Andrea Revuelta and Rocío Toledo, who birdied three of the first four holes to go 4-up before completing the job with an emphatic 8&6 win over Megan Meng and Irene Kim.
Competing in her second Junior Solheim Cup, Revuelta said: “We’re really good friends and we’ve played together before. We just went out there to have fun and play our best, and we seemed to make all our shots. The Americans had a tougher time than us but we’re really happy.”
Rookie Toledo added: “I think the most important thing in foursomes is being friends. We have a lot of confidence. The Junior Solheim Cup has been amazing so far.”
In a very tight second match, Nora Sundberg (Sweden) and Anna Cañado (Spain) secured a half after tying with Yana Wilson and Jasmine Koo.
Francesca Fiorellini (Italy) and Denisa Vodickova (Czech Republic) earned the second full point after defeating Elizabeth Rudisill and Ryleigh Knaub 2&1 on the 17th hole.
Shortly after, the pair of Helen Briem (Germany) and Yana Beeli added another point thanks to a 3&2 victory over Gianna Clemente and Anna Davis — the winner of the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
Within minutes, Savannah de Bock (Belgium) and Cloe Amion (Spain) added more blue to the board, winning 2&1 against Anna Song and Kathryn Ha.
The Swedish duo of Meja Örtengren and Josefin Widal then completed a phenomenal foursomes session by defeating Asterisk Talley and Leigh Chien 2&1 on the 17th hole.