Monday, July 30, 2012

Victoria Elizabeth

(Photo: twitter.com/@vegolf)

Victoria Elizabeth became a first-time winner on the LPGA Futures Tour at the Credit Union Classic Presented by Wegmans. After taking the lead in the second round, Elizabeth fired a final-round 68 to win by two strokes.

Just 20 years old, Elizabeth first played on the Futures Tour in 2009. Her best finish in seven starts that year was a tie for seventh place. In 2010, her best was a tie for 11th; and in 2011, a tie for fifth.

Victoria's scoring average has improved each year and she ranked 13th on tour in that stat last season. So far in 2012, she has made the cut in eight of nine starts, and has three Top 10 finishes including this victory. Her two previous Top 10 finishes in 2012 were both second places. She currently stands second on the money list and fifth in scoring average.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cheyenne Woods

(Photo: twitter.com/@Cheyenne_Woods)

Answer to future trivia question: 2012 Evian Masters. Question: Where did Cheyenne Woods make her first cut as a pro? Congrats, Cheyenne.

(The photo is from the Evian Masters gala, which follows the third round each year.)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Marcela Leon

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And Marcela Leon is your winner on the Golf Channel's Big Break Atlantis. In the championship match, Leon beat Selanee Henderson, 5 and 4.

Leon is from Monterrey, Mexico, and played college golf at San Jose State. She was the oldest and most experienced professional on Big Break Atlantis, and maybe that played a part in helping Marcela calm her nerves and overcome the competition.

She's made 3 of 4 cuts on the Futures Tour so far in 2012. But for winning BBA, Marcela earned a spot in the field at the upcoming LPGA Kingsmill Championship.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

LPGA Golfers' Miami Road Trip

So what are LPGA golfers to do with a few weeks off before their next tournament? Road trip! This one took buddies Nicole Hage, Cindy LaCrosse, Belen Mozo, Alison Walshe, Michelle Wie and Veronica Felibert to Miami.

What happens on a golf babes road trip to Miami? Well, first you hit the pool (from left, LaCrosse, Wie, Hage, Mozo, Felibert):

And then you get ready to hit the town (from left, Felibert, Walshe, LaCrosse, Hage, Wie, Mozo):

Nicole posted these pics (and others from the trip) on Twitter, and gave us permission to post a couple of them here. The moral of this story: You should be following Nicole (@NicoleHage) on Twitter!

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Caroline Masson

(Photo: Tristan Jones/LET)

It's career win No. 1 for Caroline Masson on the Ladies European Tour. It happened at the South African Women's Open, where Masson finished one stroke ahead of the field, Danielle Montgomery and home-country hopeful Lee-Anne Pace the runners-up.

Masson, who recently turn 23, is from Germany but played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University. She turned pro in 2009, winning LET Q-School. In her rookie season, 2011, she finished 26th on the LET money list. In 2011, she moved up to No. 7 in LET earnings, and posted seven Top 10 finishes. But Caroline was still stuck with second place as her career best finish.

Until now. And this surely won't be the last, Masson is one of the brightest young players on the LET.

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ai Miyazato

(Photo: ai-miyazato54.com)

Ai Miyazato made good work during the lead-in week to the 2012 U.S. Women's Open. She won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, finishing one stroke in front of Mika Miyazato (unrelated) and Azahara Munoz.

It's the 9th career LPGA Tour victory for Ai.

More Ai Miyazato pics

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