The Annika Intercollegiate will be the first college golf tournament of 2023-24.
The Annika Intercollegiate, held at Royal Golf Club, Lake Elmo in Minnesota, has become one of the most prestigious women’s college tournaments in the United States. This year the stakes will be even higher.
A player on the winning team of this year will receive an LPGA tournament waiver. The exemption allows one player to participate in the inaugural The Annika powered by Gainbridge at Pelican, which takes place Nov. 6-12 in Belleair.
The Annika is an official LPGA tournament and will feature a purse of $3.25million, which is one of the biggest outside the majors. The Annika Foundation will receive proceeds from the tournament.
The 2023 Annika Intercollegiate, presented by 3M, takes place from Sept. 10-13. The tournament this year will feature 12 of the top NCAA Division I women’s golf programs competing in a stroke-play 54-hole event. This includes defending champions Wake Forest.
Annika Sorenstam stated in a press release that “this is the tournament I most look forward to each year.” It allows the Annika Foundation’s mission to be advanced by giving talented golfers an opportunity to compete and to make connections. This year, we are excited to increase the stakes by offering the winning team an LPGA Tournament exemption. We hope this will further establish our event as the launch pad for top players and programs in the country.
The other teams include Duke, Florida State State, Minnesota State, Mississippi State State, San Jose State Oregon, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Virginia. The final team will only be revealed after the 2023 NCAA Championships.
Amanda Sambach, a Virginia sophomore, won the individual title at the fall.