Here's the tweet that trick-shot artist and Internet sensation Paige Spiranac sent out today:
Shot a 68 in my first competitive round as a professional. Two more rounds to go in the event☺️— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) October 5, 2015
Great start for Paige and hopefully puts to rest the thought (in some quarters, certainly not at Golf Babes) that Paige's talents were mainly marketing and not golf. Yes, she's great at the former as her tens of thousands of social media fans know. But she's also a talented golfer, as her multiple Top 10 college finishes at San Diego State University showed.
Perhaps that's what she had in mind a couple weeks ago when she tweeted this:
I never claimed to be the best golfer out there. I'm just working as hard as I can everyday to chase a dream. #golfismyonetruelove ⛳️— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) September 26, 2015
As for the tournament Spiranac played today: It's an event on the Cactus Tour, you can keep up with scores here.
And yes, it's the first pro tour event Paige has played as a professional golfer. She opened with six straight pars before birdying the 7th. She added birdies on 12, 14 and 15 and finished at 4-under 68, without a single bogey.
She had to be feeling some pressure at the beginning of the start. By any measure a bogey-free 68 is a great first pro round; for Paige, even moreso. Here's hoping she keeps it up.