Ruixin Liu, Ching Tzu Chen and Yuan Ru Yin are all tied for the overall lead at 2-under-par 142 after the second round of the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills.
The ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72 Annika Course at Mission Hills Golf Club in China and is being contested by 58 players from six different countries. It is the first girls-only junior golf tournament held in China and was the first ANNIKA Invitational event held outside of the United States.
Liu, an ANNIKA Academy ELITE student from China, fired a 2-under-par 70 to grab a share of the lead at 142 after starting the day four shots back. Liu also shares the overall and Under 15 division lead with Chen, of Chinese Taipei, who shot a one-over-par 73. Sitting in third in the division is first-round leader Vivian Lee of Hong Kong at one-under-par 143.
China’s Yin had the low round of the day after carding a 4-under-par 68 to get her to the 142 number and a share of the overall lead and sole possession of the lead in the Under 18 division. Tied for second in the Under 18 division at one-over-par 145 are Ching Nam Lee of Hong Kong and Hsin Lee of Chinese Taipei.
The ANNIKA Foundation is honored to welcome 3M as a sponsor of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Award and our global series of Invitational tournaments. The new partnership with 3M reflects both organizations’ dedication to empowering the next generation, especially women and girls.