Champions Report

January 24, 2019 - Lindblad comes from behind to win ANNIKA Invitational


ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex

Ingrid Lindblad of Halmstad, Sweden, became the first Swedish-born player to win the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex after making par on the first hole of a three-way playoff. Lindblad, playing in her first AJGA event, entered the final round three strokes back of the lead at 1-under-par 143. The Louisiana State University verbal commit carded three birdies and an eagle on her way to a final-round 1-under-par 71 that got her into the playoff she would go on to win.

AJGA Vista Valley Junior presented by Genesis

Dylan Menante of Carlsbad, California, birdied No. 18 to get into a sudden-death playoff and would go on to win the playoff over Evan Vo of Austin, Texas. Menante successfully defended his title in this event from 2018 and earned his third career AJGA victory. Kamille Dimayuga of Buena Park, California, had five birdies in the final round including one on No. 18 to seal her victory in the Girls Division. The 16-year-old has one other win at the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo.

Foley Performance Academy @ EagesDream Junior Championship

Anne Yu of Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida, finished with a tournament-total 11-over-par 227 to capture her first AJGA victory. With this win, Yu now has six top-5 finishes in her AJGA career. Tyler Wilkes of Tampa, Florida, shot an 8-under-par 208 for the tournament to win the Boys Division. The University of Florida verbal commit now has two AJGA victories with his first coming at the 2018 Jim Bell Memorial Junior presented by PerryGolf.