Ryann O'Toole

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Ryann O'Toole is getting a lot of searches on Golf Babes today because she's looking good in the first two rounds of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.

O'Toole is a rookie on the LPGA Tour in 2011, and has been very solid in four starts so far. She's also been great in a couple starts on the Futures Tour this year.

Here's a tournament you probably didn't know O'Toole had won: the 2011 Australian Short Course Championship. It was played on a 4,000-yard par-60 layout.

Something curious about Ryann's career development: She wasn't an automatic starter on her UCLA golf team. She's clearly a very talented player, so you'd think she would have been great at the collegiate level. If you're not familiar with college golf, schools take five players to tournaments, and the low four scores count. O'Toole was passed over by her coach in quite a few events. Oops!

But Ryann can take solace in the fact that the same thing happened to Fuzzy Zoeller when he was at the NCAA powerhouse University of Houston back in the early to mid-1970s. And Zoeller was only on his way to a Hall of Fame career in the pro ranks until back injuries derailed him (not before he won a couple majors).

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