New Sponsorship Deals for Jennifer Kirby, Victoria Elizabeth

We like to occasionally highlight new sponsorship deals signed by women pro golfers because in women's golf - unless you're one of the biggest stars - coming by such deals can be a struggle. So here's some good news: a pair of LPGA youngsters have new deals with a company called Paylocity.

Jennifer Kirby (left), in her rookie season, and Victoria Elizabeth (below), in her second year with LPGA status, now have Paylocity as a sponsor. Paylocity is a "cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management software solutions" that is traded on the NASDAQ exchange.

Kirby and Elizabeth join Brooks Koepka as pro golfers sponsored by Paylocity. "... It's their passion and dedication to improvement and future success that made them the obvious choices," Michael Haske, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Paylocity, said. "We wanted to find players who shared our commitment to innovation and growth."

Here's how Paylocity ran down the backgrounds of Kirby and Elizabeth in its announcement:

A native of Paris, Ontario, Kirby first caught the golf world's attention during her amateur career. In 2009, she became the first individual to win both the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur and the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship in the same year. Kirby then went on to attend the University of Alabama where she helped lead her team to a NCAA National Championship title in 2012 and was named a first-team SEC All-American. Kirby turned professional in May of 2013 and claimed her first professional victory in her first start at the CN Canadian Women's Tour Quebec. She earned her LPGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season with a fifth place finish at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

As a rookie on the LPGA Tour, Kirby is known for her passion for the game and long-distance driving ability. ...

Victoria Elizabeth began her LPGA Tour career in 2013, taking a different route to the top of women's golf. Before turning professional, the Dayton, Ohio native was a successful junior player with four victories on the AJGA, seven wins on the Future Collegians World Tour and was named the FCWT Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Elizabeth turned pro in 2009 and played on the Symetra Tour for four seasons. She had a breakthrough year on the Road to the LPGA in 2012 and recorded her first-career victory at the Credit Union Classic in Syracuse, N.Y. In addition to her win, she posted four top-10 finishes and ranked third on the Tour's money list.

With a full season of LPGA Tour experience under her belt, Elizabeth is primed for future success.

Thanks to Paylocity for helping support the young careers of two promising golfers.