2014 Q-School Finalists: Madison Pressel

The final stage of 2014 LPGA Qualifying School begins on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Madison Pressel is one of the golfers who'll be chasing her tour card there.

How did Madison get here? She earned it through her play on the Symetra Tour in 2014. She was exempt from both Stage I and Stage II qualifying on the basis of her money list finish.

Pressel spent four years at the University of Texas and was the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year in 2011. That 2011 NCAA season included her victory at the Big 12 Championship tournament. She also holds the school record for lowest round, a 65 she shot as a freshman in 2009.

Madison graduated in 2013 and turned pro, playing in two Symetra Tour events. This year was her first as a full-time tour professional. And she did pretty darn good.

So good that her Symetra season included her first pro victory. Madison won a playoff at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic in June. She also had a third-place finish and a ninth.

Madison wound up 22nd on the money list, not good enough for automatic promotion to the LPGA Tour, but good enough to be exempted into the finals of Q-School.

And yes, as if you didn't know, Madison is Morgan's little sister. In a 2011 article in Golfweek, Beth Ann Nichols wrote of the siblings, "The two blondes sound alike on the phone and have similar mannerisms on the course. Morgan said they both work hard, love to shop and are 'very stubborn.' But she’s quick to note that they are very much their own person."

Their own people, but if you follow them on social media you realize they are clearly very close. And perhaps - it's a strong possibility - in a couple weeks they'll be closer still if Madison Pressel has a good week at Q-School.

(Photo: twitter.com/madisonpressel)

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2014 Q-School Finals: Cheyenne Woods

(Photos: twitter.com/Cheyenne_Woods)

As she's shown us on Instagram, Cheyenne Woods has been working hard on her game to prepare for LPGA Q-School finals:

One of my favorite shots: bunkers! What's yours?

A video posted by Cheyenne Woods (@cheyenne_woods) on

The final stage of 2014 LPGA Q-School begins exactly two weeks from the date of this post, and Woods is one of 156 golfers trying to earn a place on the LPGA Tour for 2015. Over the next two weeks, leading up to Round 1, we'll take a look at some of those aspirants.

How did Cheyenne get to the final stage? She was exempt from Stage I, but did have to play Stage II. And at Stage II Woods shot 74-72-70-70 for a total of 2-under-par 286, tied for 12th place and easily good enough to advance.

Cheyenne started 2014 with a bang, winning the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters, a Ladies European Tour event, in February. And just a week ago she had a strong showing at the Arizona Women's Open, which had the best Cactus Tour field of the year.

In-between, Woods played mostly on the Symetra Tour, entering 14 tournaments. Her best finish was fifth at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic in June; her second-best showing was 12th place at the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship in September.

Cheyenne was 34th on the Symetra Tour scoring list, but only 52nd on the money list. Her tee-to-green game was strong: She was 11th in fairways hit, 18th in GIR, but putting let her down. She wound up ninth on the Rookie of the Year ranking.

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Instagramming with ... Meghan Hardin

We're going to start a new, semi-regular feature on Golf Babes called Instagramming. (Semi-regular because we'll be doing it regularly, but not on any kind of set schedule.) "Instagramming" means checking in on professional golfers on Instagram to see what they've been up to lately. And why not start with golfer, reality show contestant and model Meghan Hardin?

So: What has Meghan been up to lately? Well, there's this:

She wrote of the above pic, "Sunday Funday! Caddying in Palm Springs! Wearing @chasefiftyfour and caddying for a fellow @wilson_golf staffer!" And there's also the following, of which Meghan explained, "Thursdays Work Days! It's not easy being a professional golfer so this off season I have been working a couple days a week to help pay for my 2015 Tournament Season! Back to the golf course tomorrow!"

So in our brand new Instagramming, we've already learned that Meghan sometimes caddies and that she also works in real estate.

Would you buy a house from the woman above? Of course you would! She could sell me an oceanfront home in the desert.

Of the following photo Meghan wrote: "#TBT to my birthday in July when I went to Toby Keith's Bar & Grill! I need to go back soon! #dancedeprived #ineedtoshakeitoff #missingthelonghair"

Here she is getting in some golf:

And a double-double at In-N-Out? Meghan is a golfer after our own heart:

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Ryann O'Toole Cover Girl for OC South Magazine

If you follow Ryann O'Toole on any of her social media accounts, then you know she loves living the California lifestyle. So it's only appropriate that she is the cover girl on the inaugural issue of OC South magazine, a lifetyle magazine covering southern Orange County in California.

O'Toole was a member of the 2011 United States Solheim Cup team. She first came to fame a little earlier as a cast member on Big Break Sandals Resorts. And in the OC South debut issue, Ryann gets a multipage spread that even includes an elegant centerfold photo.

The article refers to Ryann's "striking good looks" and "breezy personality" and "candor with the media," and all three are on display in the in-depth Q&A that makes up the bulk of the article.

You can read the article online here.

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Demi Runas Signs with LA Sports Agency

If you're going to force your way onto the LPGA with last-minute heroics, then you need to make the next step business-wise, too: finding an agent. And Demi Runas has done that. She announced on Facebook that she has "signed with Los Angeles based sports agency, Yee & Dubin Sports. So excited for the opportunity to get to work with such a great group of people! Happy to be part of the Y&D fam."

Yee & Dubin reps some big-name athletes, including other golfers - although they appear to just be breaking into the golf world. Among the agency's golf clients are Emily Tubert and Mo Martin.

They also rep some big-time NFL players. Have you heard of Tom Brady? You know, the New England Patriots quarterback? Yes? He's repped by Y&D. So are Patriots receivers Josh Boyce and Julian Edelman, along with Saints coach Sean Payton, among others.

So congrats to Demi!

As for our opening comment about her forcing her way onto the LPGA Tour: You might recall that Runas went into the final Symetra Tour tournament of 2014 needing a Top 5 finish to earn her LPGA card for 2015. Under that pressure, she finished second.

First LPGA Win for Mi Hyang Lee

Mi Hyang Lee won her second tournament of 2014 at the LPGA Mizuno Classic, but it's her first-ever win on the LPGA Tour.

Lee won a 3-way playoff that took five holes to settle, but she finally pulled it out with a birdie on that fifth extra hole.

Back in February, Lee won the LET's New Zealand Open, which was her second victory as a pro golfer. Mi Hyang's first pro win was on the Symetra Tour in 2012, and she finished sixth on the money list that season, earning LPGA status.

In 2013 (the year she turned 20) Lee played 17 tournaments on the LPGA Tour, but finished in the Top 25 only once.

The 2014 season has been a different story for Mi Hyang. In 25 starts, she has 10 Top 25 finishes, including four in the Top 10. After her Mizuno Classic victory, Lee is 29th on the LPGA money list.

Originally from Korea, Mi Hyang now lives in South Carolina. She's been playing golf since age 3. And if she wasn't a golfer? Lee once told LPGA.com that her childhood dream was to be an airline stewardess.