Alison Lee of Valencia, California defeated Lori Beth Adams of Burlington, N.C. in 19 holes to win the 112th North & South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst. Lee, a rising sophomore at UCLA, continues to add to her impressive resume. She is this year’s winner of the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M, given to the top female college golfer, and is also a former champion of the ANNIKA Invitational (2012). She currently is ranked No. 3 in the women’s WAGR rankings.
Fumie (Alice) Jo of China defeated Eun Jeong Song of South Korea, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash. Jo, 15, who was a participant this year’s ANNIKA Invitational USA, became the first golfer from mainland China to win a USGA event. She is the second-youngest champion in WAPL history, after Michelle Wie, who won in 2003 as a 13-year-old. Jo is currently ranked No. 16 in the AJGA’s Polo Golf Rankings
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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.