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Paige Spiranac Makes Cut in Second LET Appearance

Paige Spiranac has come a long way as a professional golfer since she first turned heads as a social media sensation. The evolution in her game was apparent when she made her first cut in a Ladies European Tour event last week at the Scottish Ladies Open. Spiranac's first appearance on the LET, last year, drew some criticism (wholly unwarranted, in our view), and she missed the cut. Spiranac touched on that in announcing she was going to Scotland:After playing well and getting a win on the mini tours, I've decided to play in the @AberdeenAssetUK Ladies Scottish Open at @DundonaldLinks— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) July 14, 2016I'm excited to get back out there and give it another shot of testing my game. First trip to Scotland! @LETgolf#AberdeenLSO— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) July 14, 2016 In-between her first LET attempt and this one, Paige has had good finishes on the mini-tours, including her first pro win on the Cactus Tour. And now she has her first cut o…

Savannah Vilaubi Wins the Texas Women's Open

Savannah Vilaubi is a winner again. It was only about nine months ago that she got her first win as a professional, and she's been a professional now for only a little more than a year. On Saturday, at a very hot Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington, Texas, Vilaubi fired a 69 in the final round to win the 2016 Texas Women's Open. That's one of the bigger tournaments on the state open circuit, with one of the biggest fields (141 golfer started the first round). In other words, it's a big win in the career of a golfer who is working up the ladder toward the ultimate goal of the LPGA Tour. But her win here gets Savannah into at least one LPGA tournament. The victory carries with it an exemption into the 2017 LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. Vilaubi was seven strokes off the lead following a 73 in Round 1. A 71 in the second round moved her to within two strokes of the lead. And Savannah's 69 in the final round came despite a bogey on the final hole.…

Best LPGA Finish Yet for Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods wrapped up her best finish yet on the LPGA Tour on Sunday at the Cambia Portland Classic: A tie for sixth place that represents her best payday yet and her first career Top 10 finish in an LPGA event. Felt great to have a solid week! T6 this week at @lpgaportlandclassic. My first top 10, and qualified for the Women's British Open. Moving in the right direction!A photo posted by Cheyenne Woods (@cheyenne_woods) on Jul 3, 2016 at 9:15pm PDT I have complete confidence predicting that we'll be seeing Cheyenne on more leaderboards after this. Sure, her famous name opens doors for her, but Cheyenne is where she is because her works her you-know-what off to get there. And, as I've written before, her history as a golfer is to do well enough to move up a level, then spend some time acclimating to that new level before breaking out to a new standard of achievement. Her first LPGA Top 10 is just the latest example of that. Woods earned her LPGA Tour card out of Q-…

Instagramming With ... Hannah Gregg

Hannah Gregg is currently a college golfer at the University of Nevada. She'll be a senior when the next NCAA golf season comes around in the fall. Something else about her caught our eye recently, though. Hannah has a blog called Little Bug, Big Goals, and she recently wrote a post headlined "10 Reasons You Should Date a Golfer." Because it's hard not to hit it well when you've got AC/DC blasting πŸŽΆπŸ’£ #backinpink?A video posted by Hannah Gregg (@hannnahbg) on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:57am PDT No. 1 on our own such list would be, "because some of them look like Hannah Gregg." But you really should check out Hannah's Top 10 reasons for dating a golfer - it's fun and, dare we say it, informative. About both Hannah and the golf world. Hannah's list includes explanations and commentary, memes and gifs, but here are her 10 reasons: 1. We enjoy a challenge
2. We have laser focus
3. We can multi-task
4. We’re great listeners
5. We are good at noticin…