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The winner and runner-up from the girls' and the boys' competition earned their places in the team, and two more were wild card selections by captain Gary Stangl. The six under-18 players - three girls and three boys - were also announced, having been chosen on the basis of their results in amateur events throughout the year.
Sweden's Isabella Deilert booked her place in the Junior Ryder Cup, which takes place at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland from September 27 - 28, after holding off Manon MollÃ© of France for the European Young Masters title. MollÃ© also made the team, along with Leona Maguire, the 15 year old who played in the International European Ladies Amateur Championship in the Czech Republic over the weekend and was Stangl's wild card pick.
In the boys' competition at Royal Balaton Golf and Yacht Club, Finland's Albert Eckhardt and Kristoffer Ventura of Norway finished first and second respectively, while the wild card pick went to another Finn, Juhana Kukkonen, who was third.
In the under -18 category, England's Kelly Tidy, Manon Gidali of France and Klara Spilkova of the Czech Republic were the girls selected, and for the boys, Belgian Thomas Detry, Germany's Moritz Lampert and England's Chris Lloyd were chosen.Â Adrian Otaegui is a non-travelling reserve.
Stangl said: "This year our team should be quite well balanced. Having the British Ladies Amateur Champion, Kelly Tidy, in the team gives us a lot of power on the ladies' side.
"The under 18 boys did well in the championships this year and Moritz Lampert and Chris Lloyd both have the experience of playing in the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup. Our under 16s have also shown a great skill playing in hard conditions on the final day at the European Young Masters.
"The result in 2008 (the USA won 22-2) was very hard to take with and we will try everything to recover this year and use the home advantage at Gleneagles."
The Junior Ryder Cup celebrates the progress and hard work taking place at the grass roots level of golf, which helps talented young players develop into national team amateurs and some even to The Ryder Cup itself. The collaboration between PGA professionals and junior organisers at club level and PGAs and governing bodies at a national level help these youngsters develop into Junior Ryder Cup players.
It has been the platform from which successful professional careers have been launched for several players. Spaniard Sergio Garcia played in the 1995 exhibition match and four years later was part of the full European Team at The Country Club in Brookline, while Suzann Pettersen played in the Junior Ryder Cup in 1997 and 1999 before becoming Norway's top female golfer and taking part in five Solheim Cups.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy was in the victorious 2004 team and has become one of the most exciting young golfers of recent times, while for the Americans Hunter Mahan, having been in the 1999 junior team, has progressed to become a US PGA Tour winner and was one of Captain Paul
Azinger's picks for the 2008 contest at Valhalla Golf Club.
Other notable past Junior Ryder Cup players are Matteo Manassero, who played in 2008 and has since become one of golf's hottest properties, and Alexis Thompson, who finished tied second in the Evian Masters on the Ladies European Tour last weekend.
The United States will announce their team on August 6.
The European Junior Ryder Cup Team:Â Isabella Deilert (Sweden),Â Manon MollÃ© (France),Â Leona Maguire (Ireland),Â Albert Eckhardt (Finland),Â Kristoffer Ventura (Norway),Â Juhana Kukkonen (Finland),Â Kelly Tidy (England),Â Manon Gidali (France),Â Klara Spilkova (Czech Republic),Â Thomas Detry (Belgium),Â Moritz Lampert (Germany),Â Chris Lloyd (England)
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