BOWLING GREEN, Florida - Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, North Carolina, wins the third Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitational.
Rudisill, No. 66 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, started the day two strokes back. It was a 5-under-par 68 final round that pushed her to the top and return to the winner's circle.
Winning Opens definitely gave me a lot of confidence to win this. Invitationals have great players and a great course, so I could not be happier to win.
Rudisill shot a pair of 4-under-par 69 rounds to compliment her final round. This was the 15-year-old's third invitational of the year after competing at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and Polo Golf Junior Classic.
The Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitational trophy will join the two other AJGA trophies Rudisill claimed at the 2022 Stewart Cink Championship and the 2021 AJGA Junior at Oldfield.
The 2025 graduate started her final round off strong with two early birdies on Nos. 1 and 2. With her only mistake coming on No. 5, Rudisill quickly erased that with her third birdie of the day on No. 6. From there, Rudisill was smooth sailing adding a few birdies late on Nos. 13 and 14. Up only one stroke heading to No.18, the par putt was the one that sealed the deal for her first career invitational win.
About Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitaitonal
Streamsong Resort is the only location in the world where players can experience three distinct golf courses designed by these legendary architects—Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak, and Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner. Streamsong Red (Coore-Crenshaw), Streamsong Blue (Doak) and Streamsong Black (Hanse-Wagner) are three of the most highly acclaimed and widely pursued golf courses in the game today. Revered by golfers as a bucket-list destination, Streamsong Resort rivals the greatest golf venues in the world. The Black Course, home of this year's event, was named No. 22 in Golfweek's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list.
The 2022 event showcased 36 juniors of the top-100 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Of the 78 player field, 59 girls had at least one career AJGA victory. Representatives from five foreign countries and nine Floridians competed this week. There were also 17 players that have committed verbally to play college golf.
In second place, Michelle Liu of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada added to her impressive resume and finished at 12-under-par 207. This is her third top-3 invitational finish, including a win at the 2021 Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational. Liu, a 2024 graduate, is ranked No. 9 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and was a 2021 Rolex Junior All-American.
Four juniors finished in third place, Emerson Blair of West point, Mississippi, Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Florida, Macy Pate of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and first and second round leader Jennifer Seo of Chandler, Arizona, finished 8-under-par 211.
Rounding out the top 10 are:
- 7: Siuue Wu (-6) of (Hong Kong) Reunion, Florida
- T8: Sawyer Brockstedt (-5) of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
- T8: Kylie Chong (-5) of Torrance, California
- T10: Katie Ha (4) of Los Angeles, California
- T10: Megan Meng (-4) of Pennington, New Jersey