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Nicole Castrale

nicole castrale picturesNicole Castrale, by request. Nicole graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001, then joined the Futures Tour, playing under her maiden name, Nicole Dalkas. She first gained non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour in 2002, and played 8 LPGA tournaments that year and 10 more in 2003. But it wasn't until 2006 that Castrale earned full playing privileges on the LPGA by finishing second on the 2005 Futures Tour money list. She made 22 of 26 cuts last year, with a high of third place, and finished 33rd on the money list.

Nicole's first LPGA win came earlier this year at the Ginn Tribute, and she has four other Top 10s in 2007.

Interesting side note: Castrale was a longtime student of Dick Harmon's (of the famous Harmon golf instructors family). When Dick passed away last year, Nicole started working with Bill Harmon, who can currently be seen as one of the panelists on The Golf Channel's "Fore Inventors Only." In an LPGA Quick 18 Q&A, when asked to name her dream foursome, Nicole replied, "The four Harmon brothers" (Billy, Butch, Craig and Dick).

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