Megan Streicher (Swellendam and Boland) was selected with Caitlyn Macnab from Ekurhuleni to represent Golf RSA at the 12th Annika Invitational USA.
The GolfRSA Squad pair competed in the 70-strong player field of the prestigious 54-hole stroke play championship, hosted by Golf Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam and her charitable organization, the ANNIKA Foundation, at the World Golf Village in Florida.
“We are so privileged to be sending two of our top girls to compete in this tournament for the fifth year running,” said Womens Golf South Africa President Sally Greasley.
“Annika and her foundation host a series of seven events across Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America however, the Annika Invitational USA is widely recognized as one of the strongest fields in girls’ golf.”
.“Megan has catapulted in the rankings in the last 12 months, rising to third in the Open Amateur rankings and second in the Junior standings. In addition to her first provincial victory in the Boland Amateur, she performed exceptionally well in our premier events with a tie for sixth in the SA Women’s Stroke and reaching the semi-finals in the match play championship.
“She also made history as the first girl to lift the individual title in the SA High School Championship at Koro Creek and in her international debut in the Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World Championships in Indonesia last year, she tied for third in the Girls 15-18 age group.
“Irrespective of their results, the overall experience of competing in this event will prove incredibly valuable for both girls. Since the inaugural ANNIKA Foundation tournament – the 2009 ANNIKA Invitational USA – a total of 60 alumnae have earned LPGA cards, with 28 competing in the ANA Inspiration last year.”
• Megan ended in 68th position with rounds of 81 77 and 86. Mcnab was 34th with a score of 227.