Chinese teenage sensation Xiyu Lin announced that she has signed with IMG, the world’s leading sports, fashion and media company, for worldwide management and marketing representation.

Xiyu Lin (Janet Lin) is China’s second ranked player, behind fellow IMG Golf client, Major winner Shanshan Feng.

Lin is the youngest player to win her Ladies European Tour card and came through the 2013 LPGA Qualifying School finishing in tied ninth position to claim her full card for the 2014 season. She is only the second Chinese golfer to hold her full LPGA card, once again following in the footsteps of the trail-blazing Shanshan Feng.

Record-breaking Xiyu Lin is a member of the China National Golf team and is the youngest winner on the China LPGA Tour, having already won three times.

Xiyu explained, “I am very excited to be joining IMG and am very much looking forward to the year ahead. I chose IMG because they manage so many of the players I admire - especially Shanshan Feng. I am very confident that they will be able to look after all of my on and off course interests as I compete all around the world.”

Xiyu Lin will be managed by Will Wei, Head of IMG China Golf.

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