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Three tied for second-round lead at Swinging Skirts Invitational

Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, continues to lead, but is joined by Amari Avery of Riverside, California, and Rebecca DiNunzio of Norfolk, Virginia, at the top after round two.
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STANFORD, Calif. – After the second round of the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational, there is a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard. Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, a Stanford University verbal commit, continues to lead but is joined by Amari Avery of Riverside, California, and Rebecca DiNunzio of Norfolk, Virginia, at the top.

Zhang is looking to defend her title and is currently No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. DiNunzio is coming off a win last week at the Imperial Headwear Junior Classic and carded her second-straight 1-under-par 69 in the second round to join Zhang and Avery at 2-under-par 138. Avery is going for her first AJGA Invitational win and first AJGA win since 2017.

Cindy Kou of (China) La Habra, California, tied the lowest score of the second round with a 2-under-par 68 and moved into fourth place, one shot back of the lead at 1-under-par 139.

Faith Low of Foster City, California, and Sophia Bae of Norwood, New Jersey, are tied for fifth at 1-over-par 141.

In the spirit of growing women’s golf, the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational provides top girls the opportunity to compete on the west coast each summer for an exemption into the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts event. Since 2014, the event has produced a stout list of past champions: Rolex Junior Player of the Year and current World Amateur Golf Rankings No. 1 Andrea Lee (2014); three-time Rolex Junior All-American and two-time LPGA Tour winner Nelly Korda (2015); two-time Rolex Junior All-American and 2019 Duke NCAA Championship clincher Miranda Wang (2016); four-time Rolex Junior All-American and current Symetra Tour player Yujeong Son (2017); and six-time AJGA champion and current No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings Rose Zhang (2018).

Final-round tee times will run from 7:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Thursday.

About the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation
The Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Taiwan whose members, both male and female, compete in a skirt or kilt on the golf course and help grow the game internationally. In addition to staging the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic and Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters (Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Tour co-sanctioned event), the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation has conducted the “Dream-chasing Cup” throughout northern, central and southern Taiwan to help lay the foundation for Taiwanese junior golfers to make it to the international stage.