AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford: Kristina Xu wins by one shot
Kristina Xu (American Junior Golf Association Photo)
Kristina Xu (American Junior Golf Association Photo)

Kristina Xu of Claremont, California, takes home the Fortinet Girls Invitational at Stanford title with a score of 4-under-par 138.

"It feels unreal right now," Xu said. "It feels great playing my best golf during the first two days and coming out on top. It was pretty challenging this week with the weather. Seeing all of these amazing girls playing the tournament spooked me at first, but I stuck with my mentality of just thinking of myself and taking it one shot at a time." 

Due to inclement weather, the final round was canceled, and scores were finalized based on the first two rounds.

Xu led both rounds and carded seven total birdies throughout the tournament. Currently, at No. 75 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, this is Xu's first invitational victory and second AJGA win. The 2025 grad won her first AJGA event at the Golf Performance Center Killington Junior Golf Championship back in June of 2023.

"This win means a lot," Xu said. "Winning my second AJGA tournament and my first AJGA Invitational, I feel like I have a one-up on my sister now."

Amy Lee of British Columbia, Canada, Elise Lee of Irvine, Calif., and Megan Meng of Pennington, N.J., all share second place at 3-under-par 139. Meng made the match play portion of the 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Tied for fifth at 1-under-par 141 are Annika Ishiyama of Costa Mesa, California, and Olivia Duan of Cupertino, California. Duan also earned low final-round honors with her second-round 67.

Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington, Nikki Oh of Torrance, California, and Clairey Lin of (Canada) Palos Verdes Estates, California, ended the tournament tied for seventh at even-par 142.

Rounding out the top 10 was Vidhi Lakhawala of Kendall Park, New Jersey; Avery McCrery of Wilmington, Delaware; Gianna Clemente of Estero, Florida; Celina Yeo of London, Ontario, Canada; and Miranda Lu (Canada) Bradenton, Florida; tied at 1-over-par 143.

The Fortinet Girls Invitational at Stanford marks the ninth AJGA event at Stanford Golf Course. In 2023, Golfweek rated Stanford Golf Course the No. 7 college course in the country. The event includes 54 juniors ranked inside the top 100 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, along with 58 past AJGA champions. There are 25 college commits in the 72-player field that represent 16 states and eight countries.

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ABOUT THE AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford

One of the AJGA series of tournaments that require an invitation to participate. Format is 54 holes of stroke play. For girls ages 12-18. Field size is 78. Must be AJGA member.

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