01 Sep 2016 European Junior Golf Tournament
World’s Top Junior Golfers Tee Off for European Junior Golf Tournament 2016
Munich, Germany — Some of the top junior golfers in the world will tee off September 6 for the 2016 European Junior golf tournament being held at Golfclub München Eichenried in Munich, Germany.
The September 6-8 tournament is a World Junior Golf Series event sponsored by Golfclub München Eichenried. The course is also the host for the BMW International Open, one the events on the PGA European Tour. The PGA event is hosted by the Munich facility every other year, with the event returning to Golfclub München Eichenried again in 2017.
The junior players in this year’s European Junior represent six countries including Italy, England, Iceland, Korea, Netherlands and the host country of Germany. There will be a boys and girls division for players ranging in age from 12 to 19. In addition to their tournament play, the participants will attend an education night. That night will include a guided tour of the Allianz arena home of the Bayern Munich Soccer Team. Guest speakers will address the junior golfers about sports psychology and professional training.
The chairman of the 2016 European Junior is Michael Ballack, a retired German soccer player. He is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team He also played on a few professional teams, including Bayern Munich. Ballack will be attending the Sept. 7 Player’s Dinner, where he and other popular sports stars will participate in a meet and greet with the golfers. Sept. 5 activities included a practice round, BBQ and the tournament’s opening ceremony with special guest Holger Badstuber of Bayern Munich and Max Roehrig professional golfer on the Canadian PGA tour.
Some of players in the 2016 European Junior also participated in the 2015 American Junior held at the WGV Slammer & Squire golf course in St. Augustine, Fla. in December of last year. One of those golfers is Toby Briggs from the United Kingdom. Briggs is currently ranked fourth in the world junior golf rankings www.juniorgolfranking.org. A win in the European Junior could result in Briggs taking the #1 ranking.
Briggs finished 20th in the 43-player field in the 2015 American Junior. Other players participating in this week’s 2016 European Junior event that also played in the 2015 American Junior include German golfers Florian Horder, Gero Lammel (who finished in a tie for 11th,) Moritz Lammel, Raffael Plaumann, Livia Plaumann and Pilar von Heynitz.
Many of the 2016 European Junior junior golfers are making plans to attend the 2016 American Junior scheduled for Dec. 28 – 30 in St. Augustine. The WGV Slammer & Squire course will once again host the event.
Scoring for the European Junior 2016 may be followed at the World Junior Golf Series website at www.wjgs.org. That site also provides additional information about the World Junior Golf Series and the upcoming 2016 American Junior.