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Kendall Todd Takes The Lead On Moving Day of Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex

St. Augustine, FL - On moving day of the 13th Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex Kendall Todd of Goodyear, Arizona, moved into the top spot on the leaderboard at 4-under-par 140.

Todd, a University of Nevada – Las Vegas commit, opened her round with a quick birdie and proceeded to card six more. The 2021 graduate sits at 4-under-par 140 for the tournament. Todd’s four birdies on the back nine pushed her ahead of early clubhouse leader Avery Zweig of McKinney, Texas.

Zweig, a 2025 graduate, shot the low round of the day. The No. 73 player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings fired a 5-under-par 67 to move into solo second. Her 3-under-par 141 for the tournament has her one stroke behind Todd in solo second. Zweig’s day started with an early bogey on hole 4, however she turned it around closing out the front nine with birdies on Nos. 8 and 9. The 13-year-old fired a bogey-free back nine, with four birdies.

The 13th annual Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex boasts a field featuring the best female junior golfers from around the world. The 72-player field includes twenty-two 2020 Rolex Junior All-Americans, 10 of the top-25 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and four within the top 10.

First-round leader Izzy M. Pellot of Altamonte Springs, Florida, and Megha Ganne of Holmdel, New Jersey, share the third spot on the leaderboard at 1-under-par 143.

Pellot’s up-and-down second round was saved on the back nine by three birdies, to bring the two-time AJGA champion’s score to 2-over-par 74 for the day. The 2022 graduate is looking for her first AJGA Invitational win this week and is currently No. 42 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Ganne, a 2022 graduate, carded four birdies in the second round for a 3-under-par 69. The Stanford University commit is looking to better her 2020 finish in this event of T3. Ganne began the day with a clean card, going bogey free on the front nine with a birdie on hole 7. After a bogey on hole 13, Ganne birdied Nos. 14, 16 and 17 to push herself into the shared third position.

Hyo Joon Jang of Seoul, South Korea, rounds out the top-5 at 1-over-par 145. Jang, a 2022 graduate, sits alone in fifth.

The final round will take place at the World Golf Village - Slammer & Squire course on Monday, January 18, on Nos. 1 and 10 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

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