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Kylee Duede

What does 2015 have in store for Kylee Duede? She plans on playing Cactus Tour tournaments in Arizona, along with some Symetra Tour events. And some of the state opens, depending on how the calendar falls. She'll be working toward Q-School attempts for both the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour.

It helps to enjoy travel when you're a touring professional, and Kylee does. "I love traveling, so add golfing to the part and it couldn't be a better gig," she told Golf Babes.

Duede has battled rheumatoid arthritis virtually her entire life, so staying in shape becomes even more important.

"Fitness is a huge part of my success," she said. "Eating healthy and staying in tip-top shape helps me move better in my swing."

The arthritis affects her left knee, and she likely faces a knee replacement at some point in the not-too-distant future. Kylee told the Arizona Republic newspaper earlier this year, "It worries me a little bit. That is why I want to do all the golf I can right now. If I can get 10 good years out of it, I'd be happy."

In the same article, Kylee's instructor (Jack LoBiondo of Talking Stick Resort) called her "probably the most determined and hard-working student that I have ever coached."

At this stage in her career, Duede is best known as one of the cast members on Big Break Florida, which aired earlier in 2014. She turned pro to take part in that experience.

As an amateur, Kylee was a 2-time winner of the Arizona State Match Play championship, in 2011 and 2013, and was runner-up in the Arizona Women's State Amateur in 2013.

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