RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA, March 26, 2017 — Fourteen-year-old Lucy Li won the AJGA’s ANA Junior Inspiration on Sundayat Mission Hills Country Club to earn the final spot in the field of the LPGA’s first major championship of the season.
Billie Jean King, tennis great and one of the 20th century’s most respected and influential people, will headline the second-annual ANA Inspiring Women in Sports conference, tournament officials announced today.
The LPGA’s No. 1 golfer and reigning ANA Inspiration champion, Lydia Ko, took time during her off-week to surprise three top AJGA golfers in Los Angeles to officially launch the 2017 ANA Inspiration – the opening LPGA major championship of the season, held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., March 27 – April 2, 2017.
Tournament officials today announced that American Hannah O’Sullivan and Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela will headline the group of six amateur invitations to the 2017 ANA Inspiration. The duo, who shared Low Amateur honors at last year’s tournament, will be joined by 2016 ANA Junior Inspiration winner Andrea Lee, 2016 U.S Amateur winner Eun-Jeong Seong, World No. 7 Katelyn Dambaugh and Thailand’s Paphangkorn Tavatanakit.
Forty of the most talented junior golfers from around the world have secured a dream ticket and the chance to compete in the opening LPGA major championship of the season, the ANA Inspiration held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., March 27 – April 2, 2017.
The ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s most iconic major championship, announced today that it will be making a major upgrade and expanding its ANA Junior Inspiration tournament. For the first time in its history, the ANA Junior Inspiration will become an official American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) invitational based on Polo Golf Rankings points.