LET Rookie Emily Kristine Pedersen

Emily Kristine Pedersen probably should have won the 2015 Ladies Open de France on the Ladies European Tour. She appeared in control on the back nine of the final round, leading by as many as four shots early on the back nine. But she bogied the 16th and double-bogied the 17th, then lost on the third playoff hole to Celine Herbin.

A disappointing finish for Pedersen to be sure - but also one that indicates, again, the first pro win for the 19-year-old Danish golfer is not far off.

Pedersen earned her LET tour card for 2015 at last year's Q-School, and her rookie season as a pro has been a good one. Emily Kristine's runner-up finish in France is her second second of the season. She was also runner-up at the Deloitte Ladies Open in June. In May Pedersen was seventh in the Turkish Ladies Open and in July she was eighth at the Ladies Scottish Open.

Pedersen is currently second in the tour's Rookie of the Year standings to another Dane, Nanna Madsen. (Still another Dane, Malene Jorgensen, finished third at the French Open. It's a great time for Danish golf, apparently!)

Pedersen, who only graduated high school a few months ago, turned pro after a terrific amateur career that she ended as the No. 1-ranked player in the European Amateur rankings. She won the 2013 Spanish Ladies Amateur and European International Amateur, and the big one, the 2014 British Ladies Amateur.

Emily also played for Team Europe in the 2012 and 2014 Junior Ryder Cups and the 2014 Junior Solheim Cup.

So while she is surely disappointed her French finish, there's little doubt Emily Kristine Pedersen is another young European golfer to keep your eye on.