The Evian U18

Since 2017, the Evian U18, the main feature of the partnership between the AJGA and the Evian Championship offers France's elite under-18 amateurs an amazing springboard.

 

 

Game rules

After 3 rounds in stroke play without a cut, 8 players headed to Las Vegas to compete in the Evian International & Senior Showcase on 7 & 8 December 2019.  This selection comprised the top 2 male and top 2 female golfers in the Evian U18 along with 4 boys awarded a wildcard by the selection committee based on their individual motivations, sporting and academic results and how far advanced their project to join a US university is.

 

 

The Evian U18 for the under 18s, rounds off one month devoted to the new generation on the Major championship course at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

Within the Evian Championship Galaxy, which is totally devoted to bringing to the fore and providing support to the champions of tomorrow, this event is a crucial stage in the future of these young talents, providing an incredible opportunity to gain access to the US universities.

 

 

A look back at the 2019 edition

 

The favorites on the podium

 

In the boys’ category, Maxence Mugnier was the winner with a score of 3-under, ahead of Clément Poletti (-1), respectively 52nd and 26th on the Amateur Order of Merit.

Oihan Guillamoundeguy takes the third step of the podium with an aggregate score of par and 6 birdies today.

 

A title-deciding playoff

 

In the girls’ category, Camille Banzet and Eléonore Hubert replayed the first hole to determine the winner. In the end, Camille was victorious thanks to a putt on hole no 1.

In pictures

The evian® International & Senior Showcase

The top 8 French players in the Evian U18 competition held at the Evian Resort Golf Club in October travelled to the event, ready to show what they were made of.

In the boys’ category, Landes native Ohian Guillamoundéguy, the joint leader after the 1st round, kept up the pace to claim victory, 5 shots under par (68+69). He finished with a two-stroke lead on his compatriot Clément Poletti, who took the 2nd step of the podium after his bogey-free second round.

 

No victory in the girls’ category, but an impressive podium finish for Eléonore Hubert.  The player from Lyon carded a superb first-round 68 (-4) to take the lead. Her 2nd round was trickier but staying on par meant she still finished on the podium in 3rd place. Lisa Marie Pagliono, the 2nd French player to qualify, finished in 8th place (+3).

A bit of history

The Evian U18, the main feature of the partnership between the AJGA and the Evian Championship offers France's elite under-18 amateurs an amazing springboard. The  tournament’s selection committee is delighted to see how much the quality of play and quality of the field for this 3rd edition has improved.

All of the competitors realise what is at stake at this event that can open the doors to the US universities for them. The partnership signed between Evian and the AJGA strengthens The Evian Championship’s youth policy. In keeping with this, Evian takes its commitment even further with its involvement in the Evian International & Senior Showcase, which enables the world's elite to take part in a 2-day event in front of the leading US college coaches.

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