The IMG Academy Golf program's Mika Liu aided the United States' bid to claim its second-consecutive Evian Championship Junior Cup this week at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Evians-les-Bains, France. After entering the final round one stroke behind the Czech Republic, the U.S. squad rallied on day two to retain the Cup. The Evian Championship Junior Cup is a two-day, 36-hole team event featuring some of the best junior players from around the globe. Teams are comprised of two girls and two boys, and the best three out of four scores each round count towards the team total. On the second day, the 14-year old Liu carded an impressive four-under 70 on the event's second day, and her partner, 13-year old Elizabeth Wang, carded a six-under 66. Ultimately, Team USA finished 11 strokes ahead of the first-day leader Czech Republic who ended up finishing third. France took home second place, eight strokes behind the United States.
Overall, the team of Wang, Liu, JJ Gresco and Varun Chopra finished with a team total of 439. Team USA was followed by France (447), Czech Republic (450), Germany (458) and Japan (460).