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Gabrielle Macdonald

Gabrielle Macdonald is now a two-time winner on the LET Access Series in 2021. The 28-year-old from Scotland won the Lavaux Ladies Open in Switzerland, which concluded on September 17, 2021. That victory — which happened in a playoff — follows her win earlier this year in the LETAS Allerum Open. Her first win happened exactly one month earlier than her victory in Lavaux. In 35 career LETAS starts, Macdonald now has nine career Top 10 finishes and the two wins. The LETAS is a development tour that feeds into the Ladies European Tour. Her two wins put Macdonald in a position to challenge for an automatic berth on next year's LET circuit. At the 2021 Lavaux Ladies Open, Macdonald rolled in a birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to tie Gemma Clews and force a playoff. And on the first hole, she sealed the victory with a par putt. Macdonald had rounds of 69, 71 and 69 to finish at 7-under 209. Macdonald also recorded fourth- and fifth-place finishes earlier in 2021.
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Mikayla Fitzpatrick Earns First Win as a Pro

One of the things that we often write about here are golfers' first wins as professionals. And today we have the happy task of welcoming Mikayla Fitzpatrick to the winners' circle. Fitzpatrick, in her first year as a pro golfer, won Event No. 20 on the Cactus Tour, played at Orange Tree in Scottsdale, and concluded on September 9. She carded rounds of 72, 70 and 70, finishing at 4-under 212. Mikayla beat the runner-up, LPGA player Brianna Do, by one stroke. Fitzpatrick closed out her NCAA career at Xavier University in 2020 by picking up All-Big East Conference honors, and by being named at WCGA All-American Scholar. The all-conference honors were her fourth consecutive, and she was the conference Player of the Year in 2019. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted her senior season, but she still got in two Top 10 finishes after posting nine Top 10 finishes during her full junior season. Fitzpatrick also set various school records during her Xavier seasons, includi

Demi Runas Announces Retirement from Tour Golf

Demi Runas is retiring from pro tournament golf. Runas made the announcement on Instagram just a few days after celebrating her 30th birthday. She has spent around 10 years as a pro tour golfer, including three years as a member of the LPGA Tour. And she has back-to-back Top 10 finishes in her two most-recent Symetra Tour starts, including a runner-up finish in her last at the Circling Raven Championship. So she is definitely going out on a high note, and on her own terms. On Instagram, Runas wrote : "It’s impossible to sum up the gratitude I feel toward the game of golf. If someone told me as a little girl picking up the game that I’d get to spend 3 years playing alongside the best in the world on the LPGA tour, and nearly a decade making a career out of the sport that I love, I would have thought they were crazy. Through golf I’ve met amazing people, visited beautiful places and made the best friends. For this I feel infinitely blessed." A California girl, Runas pla

Christine Wong

Congratulations to Christine Wong, winner of the DCM PGA Women's Championship of Canada. The tournament concluded today (Aug. 31, 2021) at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club in Oshawa, Ontario. It was staged by the PGA of Canada. Christine fired a 69 in the final round to finish at 5-under-par. She was the only golfer to finish the tournament under par, and won by five strokes over the runner-up. This victory comes little more than a month since a previous big win for Wong. She claimed the 2021 Glencoe Invitational, an invitation-only tournament in Calgary, Alberta, in July, earning one of her biggest tournament paydays. Wong is a very busy golfer. She is an instructor at University Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, a club that is practically in the neighborhood she grew up in. She also works with KidSport BC helping underprivileged kids get involved in the game of golf. And she also manages to find time to coach the golf teams at a local junior college and, with her si

Rose Zhang Earns Second McCormack Medal

For the second year in a row, California girl Rose Zhang is the winner of the Mark McCormack Medal as the world's best amateur female golfer. The medal is given out annually to the leading golfer in the WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking). Zhang is the third golfer to win the medal twice, joining Lydia Ko and Leona Maguire. Zhang first won the honor in 2020. Zhang won the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at age 17 in 2020. And although she was unable to successfully defend that championship in 2021, Zhang did win another USGA championship this year, the U.S. Girls' Junior. She is the eighth golfer to win both titles, but the first to do it by winning the Amateur first. At the time the medal announcement was made, Zhang had been No. 1 in the WAGR for 47 consecutive weeks. In 2021, Zhang made the cut in an LPGA major, the Evian Championship, and finished third in the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship. She also had a runner-up finish in a Symetra Tour even

Hee Jeong Lim

Hee Jeong Lim got her first win since 2019 on the Korean LPGA Tour (KLPGA) on August 22, 2021. The 21-year-old claimed the trophy at the High1 Resort Ladies Open. She carded rounds of 69, 71, 69 and 68 to finish at 11-under 277 and one stroke ahead of the runners-up. Lim entered the tournament off a tie for second place in her previous event, the KLPGA MBN Ladies Open. She was ranked No. 49 in the women's world rankings entering the High1, and has been as high as No. 27 in 2021. Hee Jeong's best finish on the LPGA Tour to date is a tie for sixth place at the 2019 BMW Ladies Championship, a tournament played in South Korea. So far, the vast majority of Lim's golf, both as an amateur and a pro, has been played in her home country. Lim turned pro in 2019 at age 19. And she had a great KLPGA rookie year. She won three times, including the KB Star Championship, a KLPGA major. She was runner-up in the rookie of the year standings, finished fourth on the KLPGA money list a

Laura Gomez Ruiz

Laura Gomez Ruiz is a Spanish golfer who recently won in her home country in the final tournament of the Andalusian Professionals Circuit. The mini-tour is organized by the Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, and Gomez won on the Campo America de La Cala Resort course in Mijas, Malaga, in the tournament that concluded on August 11, 2021. Gomez played college golf at James Madison University, and she turned pro in 2018. She has a couple wins on the Santander Tour, which is one of the European circuits that feeds into the Ladies European Tour. One of those came in 2018, and she nabbed another victory in 2019 in a tournament that was co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS). On the LETAS in 2019, Laura played 18 tournaments, had the one victory plus multiple other Top 10s. She finished in the Top 5 on the LETAS money list, which netted her membership on the Ladies European Tour. And that is where Gomez continues to play the bulk of her tournaments.