ANNIKA INVITATIONAL
Reunion Resort - Watson Course
Reunion, Fla. • February 18 - 21

Media Score REUNION, Fla. -- First Round results from the ANNIKA Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Reunion Resort.
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6326. Rating: 76.1. Slope: 130

Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 35-34--69
T2 Samantha Marks
2012
Maitland, Fla. 36-34--70
2 Kendall Prince
2011
Lake Oswego, Ore. 35-35--70
2 Casey Danielson
2013
Osceola, Wis. 35-35--70
2 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 35-35--70
2 Gyeol Park
2015
Shatto, Calif. 36-34--70
T7 Erynne Lee
2011
Silverdale, Wash. 36-35--71
7 Aurora Kan
2011
Boothwyn, Pa. 35-36--71
7 Lindsey Weaver
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 35-36--71
7 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 38-33--71
7 Ri Hyang Park
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 34-37--71
7 Gemma Dryburgh
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 35-36--71
7 Céline Boutier
2012
Montrouge, France 36-35--71
T14 Doris Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 37-35--72
14 Alison Lee
2013
Valencia, Calif. 33-39--72
14 Annie Park
2013
Levittown, N.Y. 35-37--72
14 Lauren Diaz-Yi
2013
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 37-35--72
14 Victoria Tanco
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 38-34--72
14 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 38-34--72
14 Elisabeth Bernabe
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 37-35--72
14 Maria Torres
2013
San Juan, P.R. 35-37--72
T22 Marika Liu
2011
Beverly Hills, Calif. 37-36--73
22 Lauren Kim
2012
Los Altos, Calif. 37-36--73
22 Michelle Butler
2011
Dunedin, Fla. 36-37--73
22 Christine Lin
2012
Austin, Texas 37-36--73
22 Paige Lee
2013
Folsom, Calif. 36-37--73
22 Jessica Vasilic
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 38-35--73
22 Jaye Marie Green
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 37-36--73
22 Lara Weinstein
2013
Edenvale Gauteng, South Africa 35-38--73
T30 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 37-37--74
30 A.J. Newell
2011
Tampa, Fla. 35-39--74
30 Gabriella Then
2013
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 37-37--74
30 Shannon Aubert
2014
Champions Gate, Fla. 37-37--74
30 Allisen Corpuz
2016
Honolulu, Hawaii 38-36--74
30 Louise Ridderström
2012
Stocksund, Sweden 37-37--74
30 Yu Liu
2013
Beijing, China 37-37--74
30 Monica Vaughn
2013
Reedsport, Ore. 38-36--74
T38 Maria Maymon
2012
Huixquilucan, Mexico 36-39--75
38 Tiffany Lim
2011
San Jose, Calif. 37-38--75
38 Bethany Wu
2015
Diamond Bar, Calif. 34-41--75
38 Kaitlin Park
2012
Tustin Ranch, Calif. 38-37--75
38 Gabriela Lopez
2012
Mexico City, Mexico 40-35--75
38 April McCoy
2011
Carrollton, Texas 39-36--75
38 Katelyn Dambaugh
2013
Goose Creek, S.C. 39-36--75
38 Manuela Carbajo Re
2012
Necochea, Argentina 38-37--75
38 Amy Lee
2015
Brea, Calif. 40-35--75
38 Isabella Deilert
2013
Tyreso, Sweden 40-35--75
T48 Simin Feng
2013
Windermere, Fla. 39-37--76
48 Morgan Thompson
2011
Tualatin, Ore. 40-36--76
48 McKenzie Talbert
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 41-35--76
T51 Mariah Stackhouse
2012
Riverdale, Ga. 40-37--77
51 Jenny Hahn
2012
Henderson, Nev. 39-38--77
51 Monifa Sealy
2011
(Trinidad and Tobago) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 38-39--77
51 Courtney Ferguson
2011
Houston, Texas 38-39--77
51 Manon Gidali
2012
Paris, France 39-38--77
51 Hee Wook Choi
2013
San Diego, Calif. 37-40--77
T57 Janie Jackson
2012
Huntsville, Ala. 38-40--78
57 Amira Alexander
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-38--78
57 Sarah Schmelzel
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 36-42--78
57 Jennifer Ha
2011
Calgary, Alberta 43-35--78
T61 Jordan Lippetz
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 43-36--79
61 Hibiki Kitamura
2014
Shiga-Ken, Japan 41-38--79
T63 Morgan Ransom
2012
Columbus, Ohio 40-40--80
63 Samantha Wagner
2015
Windermere, Fla. 43-37--80
T65 Anne Cheng
2013
Torrance, Calif. 42-39--81
65 Katie Kirk
2011
Davidson, N.C. 43-38--81
T67 Stephanie Liu
2015
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 40-42--82
67 Rina Hasegawa
2014
Saitama, Japan 42-40--82
T69 Brittany Mai
2011
Poway, Calif. 43-40--83
69 Isabel Southard
2012
Sharon, Mass. 42-41--83
69 Hannah O'Sullivan
2016
Chandler, Ariz. 42-41--83
72 Izel Pieters
2013
Hazyview, South Africa 43-41--84
 

Navarro leads with 3-under-par 69, five others linger one shot back
Youth on top after first round of ANNIKA Invitational

REUNION, Fla. — In a field that features some of the best female junior golfers in the world, the top of the ANNIKA Invitational leaderboard holds some of the youngest competitors in this week's field. At just 14 years old, Marijosse Navarro of San Antonio has sole possession of the lead after a 3-under-par 69 performance.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the ANNIKA Invitational is a 54-hole stroke play event being played at Reunion Resort, home of the ANNIKA Academy. The girls-only field is playing the par-72 Independence (Watson) Course at 6,326 yards. The 72-player field features 25 Rolex Junior All-Americans and players from 15 states and 12 foreign countries.

Navarro is a three-time AJGA champion and is in pursuit of her first Invitational victory. Making her second ANNIKA Invitational appearance, she feels more comfortable with the course and was able to settle into a round that included five birdies.

“I started with a birdie on No. 1, but then made a bogey on No. 2 so I was back to even par,” Navarro said. “I made the turn at 1-under after a birdie on No. 6 and then was able to get very comfortable with the putting greens on the back, making three more birdies.”

Ranked No. 19 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Navarro will look to hold the lead over an experienced field. Five players sit one shot back while seven competitors are just two strokes shy of the lead heading into Sunday's second round.

Casey Danielson, 15, of Osceola, Wis., Samantha Marks, 16, of Maitland, Fla., Rachel Dai, 13, of Suwanee, Ga., Gyeol Park, 15, of Shatto, Calif., and Ohio State commit Kendall Prince, 17, of Lake Oswego, Ore., all sit tied for second place after posting 2-under-par 70s.

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For more information regarding the ANNIKA Invitational, contact AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (678) 227-8490.

 
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Weekly Results
Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Putt Sridama
68
T
1
Joshua Grenville-Wood
68
3
Tennoshin Ogawa
69
Girls
Total
1
Caitlin Cotterill
72
T
2
Leiko Niwano
73
T
2
Athena Yang
73
T
2
Harmanprit Kaur
73
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
Parker Coody
69
T
2
Joseph Kirkland
70
T
2
Mason Weld
70
T
2
Andrew Fernandes
70
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
70
2
Hillary Hernandez
73
T
3
Madison Kidd
74
T
3
Brielle Ward
74
T
3
Brooke Tyree
74
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Alex Clouse
68
T
1
Winston Margaritis
68
3
Varun Chopra
69
Girls
Total
1
Kenzie Wright
69
2
Kaylee Benton
70
T
3
Yubin Huh
72
T
3
Lauren Chappell
72
AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Pagdin
67
T
2
Karl Vilips
68
T
2
Brian Terlesky
68
Girls
Total
T
1
Katie Hallinan
72
T
1
Mikayla Fitzpatrick
72
3
Jessica Yuen
73
JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Rij Patel
70
T
1
Bennett Buch
70
T
3
Ethan Ng
71
T
3
Brent Ito
71
T
3
Will Halamandaris
71
T
3
Ethan Uken
71
Girls
Total
1
Pasinee Sritragul
74
T
2
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith
76
T
2
Ana Paula Ramirez
76
T
2
Isabella DiLisio
76
T
2
Sydney Mills
76
T
2
Josephine Jung
76
LA Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Dan Erickson
205
T
2
Cameron Henry
209
T
2
Ben Albin
209
Girls
Total
1
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
206
2
Katherine Muzi
213
T
3
Beth Lillie
217
T
3
Alisaundre Morallos
217
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