April 26-29, 2016
Mission Hills GC – Annika Course • Dongguan, China
The ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills is a 54-hole stroke-play tournament featuring the top junior female golfers ages 9 to 18 in Asia. The top-3 finishers of the Championship Division earn entry into the ANNIKA Invitational in the United States, the award-winning American Junior Golf Association event played annually in Orlando, Florida.
The ANNIKA Foundation created the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational in 2009 at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla., home of the ANNIKA Academy. The tournament attracts the top junior female golfers from around the world and is known for Annika’s hands-on involvement in all tournament activities, including clinics and educational sessions for the participants.
The ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills is modeled similarly and sees Annika and ANNIKA Foundation staff equally involved with the junior golfers.
For complete 2016 tournament information please visit the 2016 ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills website.
Yan Liu, China – 73-69-72—214 (-2)
Under 18 Division
1. *Yan Liu, China – 73-69-72—214 (-2)
2. *Rui Xin Liu, China – 74-73-68—215 (-1)
3. *Yu Sang Hou, Chinese Taipei – 72-68-76 (E)
Under 15 Division
1. Ho Yu An, Chinese Taipei – 79-74-73—226 (+10)
2. Yu Chiang Hou, Chinese Taipei – 81-75-71—227 (+11)
3. Wai Chung Ding, Hong Kong – 79-77-74—230 (+14)
The top three finishers are invited to the following year’s ANNIKA Invitational USA tournament.
2015 – Yan Liu – China
73-69-72 — 214 (-2)
2014 – Yuan Ru Yin – China
74-68-70 — 212 (-4)
2013 – Rong Ji – China
72-69 — 141 (-3)
2012 – Xiang Sui – China
69-73-72 — 214 (-2)
2011 – Charlotte Thomas – England
72-68-66 — 206 (-10)
Mission Hills China, owner and operator of Mission Hills Shenzhen and Mission Hills Resort Hainan, is a key player in the country’s fledgling sports and leisure industry. The Mission Hills brand encompasses several sub-brands, including Mission Hills Golf Clubs, Mission Hills Residences, as well as Mission Hills Hotels & Resorts. It is also the host, promoter and underwriter of several major golf tournaments, including the Omega Mission Hills World Cup and the Mission Hills Star Trophy.
About the Course – ANNIKA Course
Annika Sorenstam’s first design credit features spectacular views of the natural terrain and mountains which rise more than 300 meters above the golf course. The dramatic elevations change throughout the course provides numerous panoramic tee shots perched high above spacious fairways that cut through valleys. Well-manicured landscaping dominates the perimeters of both tee and green, creating an aesthetically appealing “botanical” type atmosphere.
About the City of Shenzhen
Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area became China’s first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones. It currently also holds sub-provincial administrative status, with powers slightly less than a province.
Shenzhen’s modern cityscape is the result of the vibrant economy made possible by rapid foreign investment since the institution of the policy of “reform and opening” establishment of the SEZ in late 1979, before which it was only a small village. Both Chinese and foreign nationals have invested enormous amounts of money in the Shenzhen SEZ. More than US$30 billion in foreign investment has gone into both foreign-owned and joint ventures, at first mainly in manufacturing but more recently in the service industries as well. Shenzhen is now considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
Being southern mainland China’s major financial centre, Shenzhen is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. Shenzhen is also one of the busiest container ports in China.