Stanford, CA - Anna Song of Los Angeles, California, takes home the Fortinet Girls Invitational at Stanford with a score of 5-under-par 208.
Song started her day with an up and down front-nine. An opening birdie on No. 1 was followed by a bogey on No. 2. She birdied No. 3 before another bogey on No. 7. A follow up birdie on No. 8 and a par on No. 9 closed out her front-nine with a 1-under-par 34.
Song turned to the back paring the first six holes she saw. Birdies late on Nos. 16 and 17 moved her into the outright lead. A par on No. 18 sealed the title and she walked out the champion.
To compete in these AJGA invitationals is an incredible feeling. Being invited to a prestigious golf course with an incredible field and know that you can compete in a stacked field is really great. I'm really grateful that I get to be a part of these events.
This event is the 15-year-olds first career AJGA win. The California native becomes the youngest champion of this west coast all-girls invitational. She is currently No. 82 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Song was not short on competition this week. Abbey Schutte of Goodyear, Arizona, finished in solo second at 3-under-par 210. The University of Arkansas letter of intent signee put up a fight until a late bogey on No. 18 moved her from tied for the lead to two off the lead. This is the seniors best finish in an invitational.
Lisa Herman of Jenks, Oklahoma, and Leigh Chien of Irvine, California, finished tied for third at 1-under-par 212. The pair who played in the final group of the day alongside Song both put up final round scores of even-par 71.
Anna Huang of (Canada) Cota De Caza, California, and Jasmine Koo of Cerritos, California, finished tied for fifth with final scores of even-par 213.
Scarlett Schremmer of Birmingham, Alabama, Kiara Romero of San Jose, California, and Eliana Saga of Stevenson Ranch, California, ended the tournament tied for seventh at 1-over-par 214.
Rounding out the top-10, tied for tenth, Nikki Oh of Torrance, California, and Olivia Duan of Cupertino, California, with a final score of 2-over-par 215.
The Fortinet Girls Invitational at Stanford marks the eighth time Stanford Golf Course has hosted an AJGA tournament and the first year that the all-girls invitational will be sponsored by Fortinet. The field showcases the best female junior golfers from around the world with 11 players ranked inside the top-25 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
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