Nanako Inagaki became the first ever Japanese winner of an ANNIKA Invitational tournament with a wire-to-wire victory in the eighth edition of the ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills in southern China.
17-year-old Inagaki carded a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to lead her to a one-shot victory over 14-year-old Ho Yu An but it did not come easy. After making the turn, Inagaki had her eye on the prize with a four-shot lead
However, 2016 ANNIKA Invitational Mission Hills Champ An was not giving up just yet and carded an impressive 30 on the back nine including four birdies in a row.
She finished her final round at 8-under-par, after sinking a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 18, forcing Inagaki to make birdie to win.
The Japanese native kept her composure and made an 8-footer for birdie to claim the 2018 title with a tournament total score of 9-under-par, 207.