DURHAM, N.C. – Recent Duke University women’s golf signee Gina Kim is set to compete in the 2018 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex, which will take place Jan. 13-15 at the World Golf Village Slammer and Squire Course in St. Augustine, Fla.
The invitational will feature 72 golfers, ages 12-19, representing 16 states and 15 foreign countries. The field includes 17 of the top 25 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and six of the top 10.
Kim, a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., will compete in the ANNIKA Invitational for the third time in her career. She is currently ranked No. 5 in the Golfweek and No. 7 in the latest AJGA Rolex junior rankings. She is a two-time Rolex Junior All-America and is a two-time winner on the AJGA. She won the 2016 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and the 2014 AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek. Over the last four events Kim has competed in, she has placed second twice, tied fourth and eighth with a 70.79 stroke average.
In Saturday’s opening round, Kim will tee off beginning at 9:15 a.m., along with Yealimi Noh and Rose Zhang.