Meet the European Junior Ryder Cup team

9/5/2012 10:28:57 AM
Toby Tree  (Getty Images)
Toby Tree (Getty Images)

Introducing the European 2012 Junior Ryder Cup team... Find out more about Europe's finest youngsters who are set to take on their American counterparts at Olympica Fields from September 24-25...


Dominic Foos
Nationality: German
Home town: Karlsruhe
DOB: September 3, 1997
Interests: Football, music, table tennis, billiards
Notable golfing achievements: Jacques Leglise Trophy, 2012; Winner, USKG European Championship 2010 and 2011; Winner, German Matchplay Championship, 2012

Gavin Moynihan
Nationality: Irish
Home town: Dublin
DOB: September 17, 1994
Interests: Gaelic football, hurling, music, movies
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, Irish Amateur Championship, 2012; Winner, Peter McEvoy Trophy, 2012; Winner, Faldo Series Grand Final (U-18s), 2011; Jacques Leglise Trophy, 2011

Renato Paratore
Nationality: Italian
Home town: Rome
DOB: December 14, 1996
Interests: Fishing, football, FC Roma
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, European Young Masters, 2012; Winner, Italian International Under-16 Championship, 2011

Matthias Schwab
Nationality: Austrian
Home town: Schladming/Rohrmoos
DOB: December 9, 1994
Interests: Tennis, squash, mountain hiking, music
Notable golfing achievements: Number one amateur in Austria, 2012; One of the youngest amateurs to play on The European Tour (2010 Austrian Open), finishing in 32nd place.

Victor Tärnström
Nationality: Swedish
Home town: Nykvarn, nr Stockholm
DOB: June 25, 1994
Interests: Fitness, tennis
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, European Team Championship (team and individual), 2012

Toby Tree
Nationality: English
Home town: Southwater
DOB: June 3, 1994
Interests: Football, tennis
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, England Boys Home Internationals, 2012; Winner, Gauteng Northern Open Men's Amateur (South Africa), 2012; Jacques Leglise Trophy, 2011


Quirine Eijkenboom
Nationality: German
Home town: Starnberg, nr Munich
DOB: March 23, 1995
Interests: Piano, skiing, tennis
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, German National Girls Championship, 2011 and 2012

Bronte Law
Nationality: English
Home town: Woodford
DOB: March 12, 1995
Interests: Music, shopping, helping her sister with her pony
Notable golfing achievements: European girls silver medalists 2011; Runner-up in French U21 Championship; GB&I Curtis Cup (winners), 2012

Harang Lee
Nationality: Spanish
Home town: Bilbao
DOB: December 23, 1995
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, Spanish International Championship, 2012; Winner, European Young Masters, 2011

Emily Pedersen
Nationality: Danish
Home town: Copenhagen
DOB: March 7, 1996
Interests: Music, movies, friends
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, Danish Ladies Elite (Furesø Pokalen), 2012; Winner, Danish Club Team Championship, 2011

Covadonga Sanjuan
Nationality: Spanish
Home town: Avilés
DOB: September 14, 1997
Interests: Sports, shopping
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, European Young Masters, 2012; Winner, Nations Cup Grand Prix Chiberta (Spanish team), 2012

Linnea Ström
Nationality: Swedish
Home town: Gothenburg
DOB: October 14, 1996
Interests: Fitness, friends, shopping, horse riding
Notable golfing achievements: Winner, Swedish Under-21 Championship (Match Play and Stroke Play, 2012; Winner, European Girls Team Championship, 2012