I’m very excited to be back on tour. My break was great and I feel ready to compete again. I’m also excited to spend time with my friends, meet the new players on tour, and see our wonderful host families again. As I said last year, it is nice to know what to expect and to return to familiar places.
The start of the season on Symetra is a bit different than the last few years. Last year we had six tournaments under our belt before May and this year we have one event in March and one in April. We will still have a total of 20 events before the Tour Championship in the beginning of October.
I am not sure yet in which LPGA tournaments I will compete. I have my eye on a few LPGA tournaments that might open up for me, but I don’t yet know which ones I will qualify for.
This week I’m back in Winter Haven, Florida and the first week in April, we will once again be at the beautiful Southern California. Both courses are ones I have played before and I’m hoping for good weather (It has been a cold and rainy time at home lately.)
Thank you for following and encouraging me on this journey, I’m looking forward to a great year!
Symetra Tour’s news : Top Storylines for 2018
Named as one of the top five returning players to watch this year.
A mention in a Feb 2018 Charlotte Observer article on the new Symetra event scheduled in May.
The highlight of this month was playing in my FIRST LPGA event! (see more details below)
Tee Times: Day One 9:21 AM EDT Tee 10
Group 14 with Rachel Rohanna (Waynesburg, PA) and Shannon Fish (Spring, TX)
Day Two: 2:01 PM EDT Tee 1 same pairing
My host family noticed that I was featured on their admission ticket! That was so unexpected!
Other than the chilly mornings, we had perfect golf weather this week! During a practice round, this guy was resting on the course. Symetra’s staff posted this photo on Facebook and encouraged captions – there were several funny captions submitted.
April 6-8 at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, CA
3 days 144 players (cut to the top 60 and ties after the 2nd day of play)
54 holes 72 par 6,527 yards Purse $100,000
Day One: 7:31 AM PDT Tee 10
Group 4 with Pajaree Anannarukarn (Thailand) and Alex Milan (Tampa, FL)
Day Two: 12:21 PM PDT Tee 1 Group 27 (same pairing)
The LPGA !!
April 11-14 at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapoli, Oahu, Hawaii
4 days 144 players (cut to the top 70 and ties after the 2nd day of play)
72 holes 72 par 6,419 yards Purse: $2,000,000
Day One 1:23 PM HST (7:23 PM EDT) Tee 1
Group 41 Paula Reto Bloemfontein (South Africa) and Celine Boutier (France)
Day Two: 8:28 AM HST (2:28 PM EDT) Tee 10 (same pairings)
Made the cut! One under and tied for 18th!
Day Three: 11:05 AM HST (5:05 PM EDT) Tee 1
Group 26 with Angel Yin (Arcadia, CA)
Day Four: 7:14 AM HST (1:14 PM EDT) Tee 1
with Katelyn Dambaugh and Lee Lopez