Ruixin Liu Sets Up for Second Carlisle Arizona Women's Golf Classic Title

Ruixin Liu Sets Up for Second Carlisle Arizona Women's Golf Classic Title

After 18 holes at the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic, it’s looking likely that history could once again be made. Ruixin Liu, who won the inaugural tournament in 2021, sits two shots back of leader, Samantha Vodry, in a share of third. Despite there being a lot of golf left to play, Liu becoming the first athlete to take home a second title at this event is not a far-fetched possibility.

The People’s Republic of China native has graduated from the Epson Tour twice, in 2018 and 2021, and has seen the talent evolve over the years. Liu has also watched it grow from afar while playing on the LPGA Tour and is happy she has the opportunity to see it again firsthand this week.

“The scores definitely show how good the tour is right now, and I'm just super happy to see the competition out here and to be part of it,” said Liu. “It's very heartwarming because I graduated from here twice and to see the girls out here doing so good, it's just amazing.”

Liu has status on both the Epson and LPGA Tours in 2024 and will focus more on the LPGA Tour for the remainder of the season. Thanks to a seventh-place finish at Blue Bay LPGA in March, the 25-year-old should benefit from the LPGA Tour’s first reshuffle at the end of May. Liu tees it up again, in pursuit of her second Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic title on Friday at 1:18 p.m. local time off No. 1.

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