ANNIKA INVITATIONAL
Reunion Resort -
Reunion, Fla. • January 16 - 19
 

CINDY FENG SEIZES SECOND-ROUND LEAD AT ANNIKA INVITATIONAL
Simin Feng one back, Laetitia Beck trails by two

REUNION, Fla. — Twelve-year-old Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., carded a 2-over-par 74 to move into the lead after Sunday's second round of the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational at Ginn Reunion Resort's Independence (Watson) Course.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the ANNIKA Invitational is a 54-hole stroke play event being played at Ginn Reunion Resort, home of the ANNIKA Academy. The girls-only field is playing the par-72 Independence (Watson) Course at 6,450 yards. The 60-player field features 17 Rolex Junior All-Americans and players from 17 states and 15 foreign countries.

Feng was the last player admitted to the field Friday, missing the practice round. Living a half-hour away, however, Feng often plays the Watson Course. “I play here a lot, so it feels like my home course,” she said.

Although Feng is the youngest player in the field, she has a near-perfect AJGA record. In her seven previous AJGA events, she has won six times — five of the wins coming in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series for players ages 12-15. Now playing in her first open-age division AJGA Invitational, Feng is capitalizing on the opportunity.

“I was really excited that I was able to play in an Invitational,” she said, adding that it was an especially great honor that it is Annika's first AJGA Invitational, as well.

Feng began the day two strokes off the lead, but quickly erased that deficit by making birdie on the first two holes. After that, it was a battle for the lead through the rest of the day. Feng appeared to take a commanding lead when she made a 40-foot birdie putt at No. 11.

“I wasn't exactly thinking about making that putt,” Feng said. “It was downhill, down grain, breaking right to left. I just wanted to get it close to the hole and it went in.”

Shortly thereafter, Simin Feng (no relation to Cindy) of Orlando, Fla., went birdie-eagle at 13 and 14 to take over the lead by one shot. Eventually, Simin and Cindy reached No. 18 tied for the lead. Simin, one group ahead, made bogey, before Cindy made a difficult up-and-down for par to end the day with a one-shot advantage with rounds of 72-74—146.

Simin Feng enters the final round one shot off the lead at 72-75—147, while Laetitia Beck of Caesarea, Israel, sits just two off the pace at 75-73—148.

Tied for fourth place are Sarah Brown of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Luz Alejandra Cangrejo of Bogota, Colombia, at 5-over-par 149.

Final-round tee-times will run from 8-9:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Ginn Reunion Resort's Independence (Watson) Course. For more information about the ANNIKA Invitational, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (407) 662-0673.

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Boys
Total
1
Thomas Sullinger
145
T
2
Chase Lakari
149
T
2
Jack Kunkel
149
Girls
Total
1
Tabytha Robinson
160
T
2
Samantha Kellstrom
161
T
2
Marissa Kirkwood
161
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Total
1
Matthew Liston
140
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Varun Chopra
144
3
Pierce Aichinger
146
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Total
1
Micheala Williams
147
2
Kailie Vongsaga
149
T
3
Madasyn Pettersen
150
T
3
Belinda Hu
150
T
3
Amy Matsuoka
150
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Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Yoon
142
2
Joe Parrini
142
T
3
Ethan Ng
144
T
3
Alexander Yun
144
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Peter
144
2
Yoonju Shin
147
T
3
Mallory Lovell
148
T
3
Crystal Wang
148
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1
Brady Pevarnik
147
T
2
Bruce Shober
148
T
2
Michael Sydnes
148
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Total
1
Lauren Muhlbauer
154
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Carolyn Wang
159
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Lauren Freyvogel
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