August 3-6, 2015
Bro-Balsta GK • Bro, Sweden
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 Forsgårdens Golf Club
Forsgårdens Golf Club was founded in 1982. It expanded to 18 holes in 1989 and today offers 27 holes of beautiful parkland golf. It is located a short, 15-minute walk from the center of Kungsbacka, Sweden. The club is a two-time host of the PGA European Tour’s Volvo Scandinavian Masters. In 1996, Lee Westwood won the event at Forsgårdens for his first professional victory.
About the Course
The Old Course is a par-72 layout. The ever-present wind is always a crucial factor, so players with a strategic game plan are rewarded. The greens are also noted for their subtle undulations. The Old Course will host the 2014 ANNIKA Invitational Europe and is also home of the Swedish Nordea Tour Future Series.
About the City of Kungsbacka, Sweden
Located on Sweden’s west coast, Kungsbacka is the second-largest city in the province of Halland. The fast-growing town is home to 78,000 inhabitants. Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is 30 minutes away by car or train. Landvetter International Airport is a 40-minute drive from town. In addition to Forsgårdens Golf Club, Kunsbacka is home to another five very good golf courses. Founded in 1408, Kunsbacka is known as a center for commerce, as well as for its excellent restaurants and shopping.