Kristen Park has been selected to play in the prestigious PING Junior Solheim Cup. This is Kristen’s second appearance. She traveled to Sweden to play in the 2007 Cup. A mrror image of the Solheim Cup, the junior version is sure to attract international attention when it travels to the Chicago area, August 17-19. The event will be staged at Aurora Country Club in Aurora, Illinois.
The Solheim Cup is a match play format between the United States and Europe. It is the same event as the Ryder Cup is for the men.
Kristen will be playing for the West in the Canon Cup, that will be played July 27 – 30, at the Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Canon Cup matches the best junior players from the west coast playing against the best players from the east in a match play format.
Continuing her busy summer schedule, Kristen will travel to St. Louis, Mo. to play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The Women’s Am will be played at the Old Warson Country Club, Aug. 3-9. Kristen will return to California will following the Am to get a much needed rest before the Solheim Cup begins.
Kristen is playing this week in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship At Trump National G.C in Bedminster, N.J. Kristen shot 71 (-1) in her first round of stroke play and is currently tied for 9th place. The player’s will play 36 holes of stroke play and the low 64 will move into match play to determine the 2009 champion. Kristen won this USGA event in 2007.