Ding Wins Orlando International Amateur

Vandy junior crowned champion at Florida event

ORLANDO, Fla. — Vanderbilt junior Virginie Ding fired a final-round 71 on Friday and beat Megan Schofill of Auburn by a stroke to capture the 2023 Orlando International Amateur.

Ding, who shot an opening-round 66 and 69 in the second round, had four birdies Friday, including one on the 18th to clinch the victory. She finished with a three-day total of 206.

The victory was the third of Ding’s amateur career having won the 2018 Pondok Indah International Junior Championship and 2019 Hong Kong Ladies Amateur Championship.

Ding and the Commodores resume their 2022-23 season at the Showdown at Whirlwind on Jan. 15.