BRADENTON -- Growing up in a family of golfers, Mika Liu's gravitation toward the sport was almost a guarantee.
But that didn't ensure she would become this good.
The Beverly Hills, Calif., native is in her second year at IMG Academy and was recently one of three players named to the United States Women's Team for the inaugural World Junior Girls Team Championship beginning Sept. 26 in Canada.
"For me, this is a really big honor," Liu said.
The 15-year-old Liu has three older siblings, brothers Seiji and Seiya and sister Marika, who are solid olfers in their own right.
Seiji played collegiately at Harvard, while Marika is a senior golfer at Yale and Seiya is a senior at IMG.
Liu will enter her second Team USA competition at the end of September after participating in the LPGA Evian Junior Masters in 2012 and 2013.
Liu has also logged two top-15 finishes in professional
tournaments, which included her best finish, a tie for fifth, in the 2014 LPGA Symetra Tour's Volvik Championship back in February.
Liu also won the 99th Women's Southern Amateur and the 114th Women's Western Golf Association National Amateur titles in June.
In total, Liu's sterling amateur career -- she has reached No. 50 in the World Amateur Rank as of last week -- was more than enough to snag a spot in the upcoming World Junior Girls Team Championship.
"Whenever we get a player like Mika here, it's very exciting for us and the other students, I believe, because they all want to play with her and see what she does," said Andrew Oliphant, who recently started working more closely with Liu at IMG.
Oliphant has worked with IMG's director of golf David Whelan dating back to the late 1990s and saw the work that Whelan has done with Mika since her arrival at IMG.
Heading into the World Team Amateur, the continued theme with Liu's game is keeping fundamentals in order.
"It's already a good swing," Oliphant said. "If she wants to work on something, we'll work and fix it. She's obviously playing a lot, so it's not like 'Let's reinvent this.' It's, 'Let's keep her on track.'"
Of course, having a pedigree of successful siblings in the game already has been a boost to Liu's blossoming game as well.
It's a luxury not every junior golfer has at his or her disposal, finding out what has worked and what hasn't worked for siblings in addition to a healthy sibling rivalry to push each other.
"It's pretty special," said Oliphant about the Liu family of four top players. "... They almost create their own little competitive environment. One's doing good, the other one pushes himself to do better. Then they push to do better again."