Ryann O'Toole and Seema Sadekar, cast members of the currently airing Big Break Sandals Resorts and teammates on the Play Golf Designs team, are going to be playing in the 2010 LPGA Canadian Women's Open.
O'Toole and Sadekar earned exemptions into the LPGA Tour event by way of the Canadian Women's Tour Order of Merit. Sadekar beat the pressure in the final round of the final CWTO event of 2010 by shooting 69. That helped Seema finish sixth on the Order of Merit.
Ryann was seventh on the Order of Merit on the strengh of second- and 10th-place finishes in earlier CWTO tournaments. And you might recall that O'Toole won the Duramed Futures Tour Falls Auto Group Classic two weeks ago.
"This year has been headed in the direction I've been working so hard for," Ryann told me. "Starting off the year with filming the Big Break, getting exposure on national television, playing well on the Futures Tour - winning two events and working on my third. And, finally, getting into the Canadian Open!
"My career has been a journey. I had to take each step as it came and grind my way up the ladder. However, I'm not there yet. Number one in the world is still a long ways away. So, I'm going to enjoy this journey and finish this season on the Futures Tour as strong as I can, make it into the top two or three position, then head into the Canadian Open with positive thoughts."
This will be Seema's third time playing the CWO. It will be Ryann's first appearance in an LPGA tournament.
By the way, if you haven't already, check out Seema's Big Break blog on About.com.