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Field Announced for the 2024 ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M



Twelve NCAA Division I women’s golf teams to compete at Royal Golf Club from Sept. 8 to 11, 2024.


An exemption to play in The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge LPGA Tour event is on the line.


ORLANDO, Fla. (July 8, 2024) — Today the ANNIKA Foundation announced the field for the 2024 ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M taking place at Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, Minn., from Sept. 8 to 11. Now in its 10th year, the ANNIKA Intercollegiate has become a staple early-season event for top NCAA Division I teams.


The premier women’s college golf tournament will see 12 Division I teams compete in a 54-hole stroke-play format. Last year’s fiercely competitive tournament culminated in a four-way tie for the individual title between Phoebe Brinker (Duke University), Lottie Woad (Florida State University), Kiara Romero (University of Oregon) and Louise Rydqvist (University of South Carolina). South Carolina took home the team title and will be returning this year to defend. Past individual winners include LPGA Tour professionals Maria Fassi, who won back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, and Patty Tavatanakit, who shot a course record 63 in the final round to win in 2018.


“This is one of the tournaments I look forward to the most each year,” Annika said. “We have elevated the event over the years and have seen some amazing players come through and go on to do big things, and now to be able to offer an exemption into my LPGA event makes for a special week.”


This year’s tournament field includes:

· Arizona State University

· Clemson University

· Duke University

· Iowa State University

· Purdue University

· University of California, Berkeley

· University of California, Los Angeles

· University of Central Florida

· University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (host program)

· University of Oregon

· University of South Carolina (defending champions)

· Wake Forest University


One exemption to The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge will be awarded to the winning team of this year’s ANNIKA Intercollegiate. The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge tournament offers a $3.25 million purse—one of the largest outside major championships. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ANNIKA Foundation, helping advance its mission to develop, empower and advance young women around the world through golf and in life.


Louise Rydqvist, a member of the 2023 ANNIKA Intercollegiate winning team and an individual leading scorer, received South Carolina’s exemption and played in the 2023 ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge tournament. Rydqvist will again be a competitor in this year’s ANNIKA Intercollegiate.


“Making my LPGA debut in Annika’s event, playing against the best in the world, and having my family and friends supporting hole by hole was special for me to say the least,” Rydqvist said. “Smiles all week and memories for a lifetime.”


Royal Golf Club, host of the 10th ANNIKA Intercollegiate, features the Queen’s Nine, a front nine designed by Annika herself. The back nine, named the King’s Nine, was designed by Arnold Palmer. The tournament will also feature a “Share My Passion” clinic, offering girls ages 6 to 14 an opportunity to learn golf fundamentals and invaluable insights from Annika, a moderated Q&A with Annika and a College-Am to connect players with local businesses to build relationships and connections for their future.


For more information on the ANNIKA Intercollegiate tournament and past winners, visit annikafoundation.org/annika-intercollegiate.


For more on The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge, visit theannika.com.

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