Walker to Captain Junior Solheim Cup Team


Nine-time LPGA champion Colleen Walker, who recently returned to action on the LPGA after a successful battle with breast cancer, has been chosen as captain for the 2005 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team.
Walker, ColleenIm excited about this challenge, Walker said. Its an honor to be asked to fulfill this position and coach the best young lady golfers in the country. Obviously, Im not going to be working with their golf swings. As captain, my role will be to motivate the players and strategize how to compete as a team. Im really looking forward to this opportunity.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup, which features the 12 best female golfers (ages 12-18) from the United States against the top 12 junior girls from Europe, will be held Sept. 6-7, 2005, at The Bridgewater Club outside Indianapolis.
The event immediately precedes The Solheim Cup at nearby Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Sept. 9-11. The United States and Europe are tied at one victory each in PING Junior Solheim Cup competition.