Orlando, Florida - The Hilton Grand Vacations ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex kicks off the 2023 AJGA schedule for the 15th time. The all-girls invitational brings together the top 72-players from around the world to Eagle Creek Golf Club for three days of stroke-play competition.
About the Field
- 20 college commits
- 50 AJGA past champions
- 29 Rolex Junior All-Americans
- 53 girls ranked within the top-100 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- 20 countries represented
About the Course
Eagle Creek Golf Club first hosted the AJGA in 2022 when the ANNIKA Invitational moved south to Orlando from World Golf Village - Slammer & Squire course in Jacksonville, Florida. The 18-hole, 7,200 yard, par 73 course was designed by Ron Garl and Howard Swan. Eagle Creek is the only par 73 course in the Orlando area.
AJGA Champion Highlights
Of the 50 players who’ve won an AJGA event, a few highlights:
- Vanessa Borovilos of Toronto, Ontario, won the 43rd Polo Golf Junior Classic in 2022. The Canadian went undefeated on the week, 6-0, beating out highly ranked competition for her first invitational win.
- Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, North Carolina, won the 2022 Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitational hosted at Streamsong Resort - Black Course. The 2025 graduate started the day two strokes off the lead to come from behind for the win.
- Sophie Stevens of Highland, Michigan, took home her first AJGA win this past fall at the Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich. The University of Florida commit grabbed the first round stableford format lead and never gave it up before winning her first AJGA event.
The Hilton Grand Vacations ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex has occurred annually since 2009. 2022 marks the 15th edition of the event. Past champions of the prestigious annual all-girls invitational have included LPGA Tour professionals, and current college standouts.
Notable past champions include:
- Alison Lee - 2012
- Céline Boutier - 2011
- Ingrid Linblad - 2019
- Brooke Seay - 2017
- Angelina Ye - 2018
- Angel Yin - 2015
Noteworthy host courses have included:
- World Golf Village - Slammer & Squire Course
- Reunion Resort - Watson Course
16 of the Top 25 Players in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
(1) Gianna Clemente of Estero, Florida
(3) Yana Wilson of Henderson, Nevada
(4) Rianne Malixi of (Philippines) San Bernardino, California
(6) Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California
(10) Alice Ziyi Zhao of Irvine, California
(11) Kiara Romero of San Jose, California
(13) Michelle Liu of Vancouver, British Columbia
(14) Katie Li of Basking Ridge, New Jersey
(15) Vanessa Borovilos of Toronto, Ontario
(16) Vanessa Zhang of Vancouver, British Columbia
(17) Macy Pate of Winston Salem, North Carolina
(18) Sara Im of Duluth, Georgia
(20) Elizabeth Rudisill of Charlotte, North Carolina
(21) Thanana Kotchasanmanee of Rome, Georgia
(23) Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington
(25) Megan Meng of Pennington, New Jersey
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