Lilia Vu Wins KNC Champions Junior Challenge

Vu KNCLilia Vu, a junior at Fountain Valley High School has punched her way into a spot to play in the LPGA’s first major of the year.

On Monday, at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, 39 junior girls competed for an opportunity to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Vu shot an impressive 2-under par 70 on the Arnold Palmer course, finishing in a tie for first place which then lead to a one-hole playoff against Aliea Clark. Both players were consistent all day long but it was Vu who came out on top and won the playoff.

On Thursday, Vu will be playing inside the ropes alongside some of LPGA’s finest golfers at one of the most prestigious majors. This will be quite an honor for the young amateur.

Vu is currently the topped ranked golfer by Junior Golf Scoreboard and is looking to play for UCLA in a couple of years.

In 2012, Vu played in the CIF-WSCGA Foundation Southern California Girls Regional at The Golf Club at Rancho California. Firing a 68, she finished runner-up and qualified for the State Championship. At the State Championship, Vu shot 78 and tied for 6th place.

This is the third year for The KNC Champions Junior Challenge lead by the Southern California Golf Association Youth on Course.

Vu tees off at 1:46 PM on Thursday.

(Photo credit by SCGA)



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