TIANJIN, China – Duke University redshirt freshman Miranda Wang is set to compete in the National Games of the People’s Republic of China. The games kicked off August 27 and will go through Sept. 8.
Wang will see action in the golf portion of the event Sept. 2-5 at the Tianjin Panshan Golf Club in Tianjin, China.
The National Games of the People's Republic of China, which is sometimes known as the All China Games, is the premier sports event in China at national level. It is usually held once every four years, most recently in October 2013, when the 2013 National Games of China took place in Liaoning.
Wang, who hails from Beijing, China, joined the Blue Devil squad in January of 2017 and redshirted the spring semester. She recently placed third in the BirdgeCC China LPGA professional event with rounds of 69, 69 and 71 for a seven-under-par, 209. Wang also added two other top 20 finishes this summer on the China LPGA.
Prior to attending Duke, Wang registered two victories in 2016 while playing on the AJGA. She totaled rounds of 71, 74 and 71 for a 216 to claim medalist honors at the AJGA Reno/Tahoe Junior and then won the Yani Tseng Invitational with rounds of 70, 68 and 68 for a 206 in back-to-back outings. Wang attended Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif.
Former Duke golfer Yu Liu, who helped lead Duke to the 2014 NCAA Championship, is also competing in the games.