Junior Girls

Liu, 14, exempt into Symetra Tour's Volvik Championship

Rachel Liu, 14, has earned an exemption in the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Championship.
Rachel Liu, 14, has earned an exemption in the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Championship. ( Courtesy Photo )

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rachel Liu, a 14-year-old who attends the Annika Academy, has earned a sponsor exemption into the Symetra Tour’s 2013 Volvik Championship at Reunion Resort, Sept. 16-22. The championship will take place on Reunion’s Palmer course.

The Shenzhen, China, native has been with the Elite Training Program with Annika Sorenstam since September 2012. The Elite Program includes golf and fitness instruction from the Academy’s team, as well as on-course lessons and mental coaching from Sorenstam.

“My goal is to one day be like Annika and I have learned so much during my short time as an Elite Training Program athlete,” says Liu. “I am really excited to see how my game measures up against the pros and very thankful for the opportunity to play in the Volvik Championship at Reunion.”

This summer, Liu won China amateur tour events in Shanghai and Qingdao. She also captured a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event at Orange Lake Junior Open in April. She also competed in the Annika Invitational in January, where she finished T-5.