ANNIKA Invitational

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

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

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 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 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 910 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.