ANNIKA Invitational

Reunion Resort - Watson Course
Reunion, Fla. Feb. 17 - 20, 2017

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 29 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
  Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Jenny Bae 2019 University of Georgia
Addie Baggarly 2017 University of Florida
Jaravee Boonchant 2017 Duke University
Jennifer Chang 2018 University of Southern California
Megan Furtney 2019 Duke University
Ashley Gilliam 2019 Mississippi State University
Virginia Green 2017 Vanderbilt University
Emily Hawkins 2018 Campbell University
Rachel Heck 2020 Stanford University
Sabrina Iqbal 2018 TCU
Chakansim Fai Khamborn 2018 Purdue University
Rachel Kuehn 2019 Wake Forest University
Charlotte Lafourcade 2017 University of Maryland
Vera Markevich 2017 University of California, Los Angeles
Brooke Matthews 2017 University of Arkansas
Emilia Migliaccio 2017 Wake Forest University
Michaela Morard 2020 University of Alabama
Valeria Sofia Pacheco 2018 TCU
Emilie Alba Paltrinieri 2020 University of California, Los Angeles
Lauren Peter 2018 Ohio State University
Brooke Sansom 2018 Auburn University
Rino Sasaki 2017 University of Washington
Ellie Slama 2017 Oregon State University
Mariah Smith 2017 University of Tennessee
Beatrice Wallin 2018 Florida State University
Inez Beatrice Wanamarta 2017 Purdue University
Waverly Whiston 2017 University of Tennessee
Dana Williams 2019 Auburn University
Elisa Yang 2017 University of Georgia
 
 
Local flavor: 12 players from Florida will compete.
  (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Jaravee Boonchant Bradenton 2017
Isabella Cardenas Aventura 2018
Youngin Chun Gainesville 2018
Auston Kim St Augustine 2018
Xin (Cindy) Kou Windermere 2021
Aline Krauter Wesley Chapel 2018
Elle Nachmann Boca Raton 2021
Valeria Sofia Pacheco Hallandale Beach 2018
Alexa Pano Lake Worth 2022
Kanyanat Saithip Bradenton 2018
Rino Sasaki Bradenton 2017
Dana Williams Boca Raton 2019
Returning Champion
Jaravee Boonchant of Bradenton, Florida, shot the lowest round in tournament history in the final round in 2016 to win the ANNIKA Invitational. She will look to become the second player to defend her title since Bethany Wu won back to back in 2013-14. She has signed a National Letter of Intent with Duke University and was a first-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2016.
International Feel
Twenty-two players will represent 12 foreign countries at this year's ANNIKA Invitational. Argentina is the most represented foreign country with four players, while Mexico and Taiwan each have three. The other countries represented are Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Russia and Sweden.
Drive, Chip & Putt Experience
Lucy Li, winner of the 2016 Junior PGA Championship, won her age division at Augusta National Golf Club in 2014 at the Drive, Chip & Putt finals. She also made headlines in 2014 when she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open at the age of 11 (breaking Lexi Thompson's record of 12 years old in 2007). Alexa Pano, who starred in the 2012 golf documentary “The Short Game,” won her age division in 2016 after finishing third in 2014.
All 2016 ANNIKA Invitationals Represented
The reigning champions of all four ANNIKA Invitationals will compete in the field. In addition to Boonchant, who won this event last year, Ho Yu An (ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills), Beatrice Wallin (ANNIKA Invitational Europe) and Agustina Gomez Cisterna (ANNIKA Invitational Latin America) are in the field.
Highly-Ranked Players in AJGA Rankings
Ten of the top-20 players in the AJGA rankings will be in the field: 2. Emilia Migliaccio 4. Jaravee Boonchant 5. Lucy Li 7. Rachel Heck 12. Youngin Chun 16. Hailey Jones 17. Isabella Fierro 18. Elizabeth Wang 19. Ya Chun Chang 20. Grace Ni

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 17
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
5:30 p.m. Callaway Golf Junior-Am Awards Reception
 
Saturday, February 18
8 - 9:50 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Sunday, February 19
8 - 9:50 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Monday, February 20
8 - 9:50 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony
 

2016 Results

ANNIKA Invitational
Reunion Resort (Feb. 12 - 15, 2016)
 
1 Jaravee Boonchant (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla. 75–70–65—210
T2 Elizabeth Wang San Marino, Calif. 74–73–69—216
T2 Selena Costabile (Canada) Thornhill, Ontario 73–74–69—216
4 Youngin Chun Gainesville, Fla. 68–73–76—217
T5 Abbey Carlson Lake Mary, Fla. 76–71–71—218
T5 Allisen Corpuz Honolulu, Hawaii 72–72–74—218
T5 Muni He (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 70–74–74—218
T5 Agustina Zeballos Buenos Aires, Argentina 72–73–73—218
T9 Mathilda Cappeliez Publier, France 74–71–74—219
T9 Karah Sanford Escondido, Calif. 73–72–74—219
T9 Alice Jo Toyama, Japan 74–73–72—219
T9 Rachel Heck Memphis, Tenn. 72–72–75—219
T9 Tristyn Nowlin Richmond, Ky. 71–75–73—219
T9 Yujeong Son (South Korea) Norman, Okla. 73–72–74—219
 

Media Accommodations

The ANNIKA Invitational will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.

After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.

For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.

About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Florida native
Ho Yu An Taipei, Taiwan
Ela Belen Anacona Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jenny Bae Lawrenceville, Ga.
Addie Baggarly Jonesborough, Tenn.
Pilar Berchot Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jaravee Boonchant (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Zoe Antoinette Campos Valencia, Calif.
Isabella Cardenas (Colombia) Aventura, Fla.
Jennifer Chang Cary, N.C.
Ya Chun Chang (Taiwan) Bradenton, Fla.
Anne Chen (Australia) Sugar Land, Texas
Monet Chun (Canada) Richmond Hill, Ontario
Youngin Chun Gainesville, Fla.
Virginie Ding Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Laura Edmonds Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sadie Englemann Austin, Texas
Megan Furtney South Elgin, Ill.
Ashley Gilliam Manchester, Tenn.
Agustina Gomez Cisterna Buenos Aires, Argentina
Virginia Green Fairhope, Ala.
Emily Hawkins Lexington, N.C.
Rachel Heck Memphis, Tenn.
Sabrina Iqbal San Jose, Calif.
Hailey Jones Dallas, Texas
Gurleen Kaur Houston, Texas
Chakansim Fai Khamborn (Thailand) Cincinnati, Ohio
Auston Kim St Augustine, Fla.
Xin (Cindy) Kou (China) Windermere, Fla.
Aline Krauter (Germany) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Rachel Kuehn Asheville, N.C.
Charlotte Lafourcade Saint-Jean-De-Luz, France
Binny Lee Frisco, Texas
Lucy Li Redwood Shores, Calif.
Amanda Linnér Onsala, Sweden
Cory Lopez Monterrey, Mexico
Vera Markevich Moscow, Russian Federation
Brooke Matthews Rogers, Ark.
Alexa Melton Covina, Calif.
Ashley Menne Surprise, Ariz.
Emilia Migliaccio Cary, N.C.
Michaela Morard Huntsville, Ala.
Elle Nachmann Boca Raton, Fla.
Minori Nagano Tokyo, Japan
Brianna Navarrosa San Diego, Calif.
Grace Ni Cypress, Texas
Alessia Nobilio Rozzano (Mi), Italy
Yealimi Noh Concord, Calif.
Valentina Origel Irapuato, Mexico
Valeria Sofia Pacheco Ponce, P.R.
Emilie Alba Paltrinieri Milan, Italy
Alexa Pano Lake Worth, Fla.
Baili Park Germantown, Tenn.
Lauren Peter Carmel, N.Y.
Riley Rennell Columbia, Tenn.
Calista Reyes (Philippines) San Diego, Calif.
Pauline Roussin Bouchard Carqueiranne, France
Kanyanat Saithip Nakhonratchasima, Thailand
Brooke Sansom Pike Road, Ala.
Rino Sasaki (Japan) Bradenton, Fla.
Brooke Seay Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Ellie Slama Salem, Ore.
Mariah Smith Clarksville, Tenn.
Tsai-Ching Tseng Taipei, Taiwan
Kailie Vongsaga Diamond Bar, Calif.
Beatrice Wallin Olofstorp, Sweden
Inez Beatrice Wanamarta Surabaya, Indonesia
Elizabeth Wang San Marino, Calif.
Waverly Whiston San Diego, Calif.
Dana Williams Boca Raton, Fla.
Elisa Yang Norcross, Ga.
Lei (Angelina) Ye (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Rose Zhang Irvine, Calif.