Yuan Ru Yin of China won the overall title at the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills in dramatic fashion by finishing the tournament with a 4-under-par 212 total, good enough for a one stroke victory.
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.
Yin came into the final round with a share of the lead, but built a two-shot lead after consecutive birdies on Nos. 12 and 13. Bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 dropped her back into a tie for the lead with Chinese Taipei’s Ching Tzu Chen heading into No. 18. With Chen missing the green on her approach shot, Yin knocked it to 15 feet. With the tournament on the line, Yin rolled in the tournament-winning birdie and gave an emphatic fist pump to celebrate the victory.
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.