The Amundi Evian Juniors Cup

Results and recap of the two events of the Galaxy The Amundi Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

From September 18th to 19th and from September 21st to 23rd, the final of the Haribo Kids Cup and The Amundi Evian Juniors Cup were held at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

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First of all, it was the U12s who started the show in Evian, during the Haribo Kids Cup. The young players competed over two days on The Lake Course (U8 and U9), the Evian Resort's brand new second course, and on The Champions Course (for U10 to U12), the host course of the only Major in Continental Europe. This event, initiated in 2010 by Sandrine Mendiburu, was held in spite of particular weather conditions and a unique qualification mode this year due to the health context.

For its fourteenth edition, The Amundi Evian Juniors Cup was also back in Evian. After 3 days of play, it is finally the FRANCE1 team that won, the FRANCE2 team and ITALY complete the podium of the nations ranking.

On the individual performance side, in the girls' category, the young French Sara BRENTCHENEFF won in the play-offs against the Spanish Nagore MARTINEZ, both having achieved a total score of 224 (+11) at the end of the tournament. In third place, we also find a French girl, Alice KONG (+13), who had won a few days earlier in Evian during the Haribo Kids Cup.

In the boys' category, we find two Frenchmen at the top of the podium since it is Aaron VAN HAUWE who takes the first place with a final score of 213 (-1), followed by Hugo LE GOFF, 213 (E), and the Slovak Tomas SMICEK JR at 214 (+1).

Since 2007, the fourteen editions of The Amundi Evian Juniors Cup have revealed the talents of today, professionals like Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, or Aditi Ashok and Leona Maguire to name only 4, or the best amateurs in the world like Rose Zhang (1st WAGR) and Alexa Pano (101st WAGR). During the prize-giving ceremony, all the participants received a lifetime membership card of the Evian Resort Golf Club. To find all the scores of this competition: HERE

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About The Amundi Evian Championship's Young Talent Policy: Since its creation in 1994, The Amundi Evian Championship has always been committed to promoting women's golf worldwide. This driving societal role is also expressed through a strong commitment to young talent, within a galaxy of dedicated events organized for the most part at the Evian Resort Golf Club (Haribo Kids Cup, The Amundi Evian Juniors Cup, The Amundi Evian U18, The Amundi Evian Senior Showcase) and actions (Palmer Cup 2018, International Qualifiers, wildcard allocation) designed to reveal and support the champions of tomorrow.

About the Evian Resort Golf Club: The only resort in Continental Europe to host a major tournament, the Evian Resort cultivates its uniqueness with an exceptional golf offer. Here, golf, established as an art of living, is supported by high quality infrastructures, sublimated by an enchanting setting with breathtaking views.

 


Livescoring

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In pictures

A bit of history

The first Juniors Cup brought together the world’s top under-14 amateurs from 15 countries. An incredible opportunity for these young talents to meet the international elite in women’s golf and walk in their footsteps on the course at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

Among them, 2 american boys will soon become exceptional athletes. Justin Thomas, who finished second this year, and his best friend, Jordan Spieth walked down the Evian REsort Golf Club's greens rooting for the United States of America.

Alexa Pano, the phenomenon

 

 

 

 

The young 15-year-old American is considered to be the rising star in women’s golf.

 

Alexa already has 6 wins to her name, 4 of which she claimed this year. 42nd in the amateur world rankings, just a few weeks ago she won the Junior Solheim Cup with the US team, undefeated for 12 years.

 

The young player won the Evian Juniors Cup last year, with a 4-shot lead over Amalie Leth-Nissen, the young Dane. 

Viktor Hovland, recordman

 

 

 

A regular in Evian, the young Norwegian who turned pro in June is used to performing at the top level. Viktor Hovland has made a name for himself in professional golf thanks to his noteworthy win at the US Amateur.

 

Invited to play the Masters, and then the US Open, he finished 12th at Pebble Beach, taking the place of Jack Nicklaus as the best amateur.

 

Viktor has already played a number of times on the greens in Evian, in 2012 when he finished 5th at the Evian Juniors Cup and in 2018 at the Arnold Palmer Cup.  

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Evian Ambassador

 

 

 

Pauline Roussin-Bouchard knows the Evian Resort Golf Club well, having competed 3 times in the final of the Haribo Kids Cup (U12) followed by The Evian Juniors Cup (U14) and finally the Evian Junior Event (U18).

 

This year the young amateur shone at the Jabra Ladies Open, the qualifier for the Major.

She finished runner-up in the European tournament and won her ticket to return to Evian last July.

 

 

The young French player chose to continue her education at South Carolina University, where she has been since September.

Anne Van Dam, power player

 

 

 

What a year for Anne Van Dam. The young Dutch player, known for her high-power swing (the longest on the LPGA Tour), recently won her first Solheim Cup with the European team.

 

We saw Anne play in Evian against the world’s elite for the first time in 2010 at the 4th Evian Juniors Cup.

 

She returned in 2016 to compete in the qualifying phases and since then has taken part in every edition of The Evian Championship.

Discover the juniors tournaments

The Haribo Kids Cup

For under-12 children

The Evian U18

For under-18 golfers

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