The ANNIKA Invitational Europe, an elite junior golf championship founded by Annika, was played for the first time in Sweden in late summer 2012. Swedish native, Linnea Strom took home the first-ever ANNIKA Invitational Europe Championship trophy.
“Expanding our ANNIKA Invitational series to Europe has been a dream of mine,” said Annika. “I want to continue to inspire young girls to focus on golf and being active while teaching them life lessons along the way. This will give my Foundation three world-class junior tournaments in different regions of the world. Bringing this tournament to my native country, Sweden, was an obvious choice.”
VIDEO: Click below to learn more about the ANNIKA Invitational Europe tournament, from Annika.
For complete 2015 tournament information please visit the Swedish Golf Federation website.
*1. Ana Pelaez (2016), Spain – 69-69-72—210 (-9)
*T2. Maria Parra Luque (2015), Spain – 75-67-71—213 (-6)
*T2. Sophie Lamb (2015), England – 67-71-75—213 (-6)
4. Beatrice Wallin (2018), Sweden – 71-73-72—216 (-3)
T5. Puk Lyng Thomsen (2018), Denmark – 78-70-69—217 (-2)
T5. Sandra Nordaas (2016), Norway – 71-72-74—217 (-2)
*Earned exemption to 2016 ANNIKA Invitational USA
2014 – Marion Veysseyre - France
2013 – Malene Krolboll Hansen - Denmark
2012 – Linnea Strom - Sweden
About Bro-Bålsta Golf Club
Bro-Bålsta Golf Club, the home club of World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam, was founded in 1978. There are two courses, the 18-hole and 9-hole course. The 18-hole course is built with great care for the environment and naturally placed in the beautiful surroundings.
In 2006, Bro-Bålsta Golf Club hosted the Scandinavian TPC hosted by ANNIKA, a Ladies European Tour event. After 4 days of play, Annika beat Lorena Ochoa on the last green to take the title. The tournament hosted over 47,000 spectators, the largest sporting event in Sweden that year.
About the Course
Characteristics of the 18-hole course are the large undulated greens of the par 73 layout and its scenic beauty. The 9-hole course is fast and technical course of par 62.
The course will host the 2015 ANNIKA Invitational Europe.
About the City of Bro, Sweden
In the heart of the Mälar valley, Upplands-Bro, is one of the most naturally beautiful of the municipalities of greater Stockholm, with some 130 kilometers of Lake Mälaren coastline and an archipelago of some 50 islands. The friendly, varied, easily accessible countryside provides rich opportunities for active leisure. Today, there about 25,000 inhabitants and is currently one of the most growing areas in Sweden. It is about 35 km from the city of Stockholm and to Arlanda Airport.