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Showing posts from September, 2013

Giulia Molinaro

Giulia Molinaro is joining the LPGA Tour in 2014. The Italian golfer finished second on the Symetra Tour's 2013 money list, which means she graduates to the LPGA for next season. Molinaro took up golf at the age of 12 and progressed quickly, becoming part of the Italian national team and playing in the Junior Ryder Cup for Europe. She headed to America to play college golf, attending the University of Arizona. And 2012 was her real breakout year. That season, Giulia was the PAC 12 Player of the Year and earned first-team All-America honors. She turned pro in the latter half of 2012, and 2013 was her first season on the Symetra Tour. She hopes it's her last, too, because that would mean she has a good year as an LPGA rookie in 2014. But back to 2013: Giulia had five Top 10 finishes in 15 starts, and that included a victory at the Friends of Mission Charity Classic in May. She finishes strong, too, to secure her LPGA card, finishing third and fourth in the final two Symetra

Azhara Munoz Wins French Open

(Photo by Tristan Jones/LET) Azahara Munoz put a break in the LPGA schedule to good use: She headed to France to play in the Ladies European Tour's Lacoste Ladies Open de France - and won it. Perhaps surprisingly, it's only the second LET win for Munoz. Munoz, from Spain, attended college in America and then moved quickly onto the LPGA in 2010. But before that happened, she made her professional debut in the 2009 Madrid Ladies Masters on the LET, and won it. At the 2013 French Open, Munoz closed with a 65 to beat Gwladys Nocera and Valentine Derrey (two home-country hopefuls) by a stroke. More Azahara Munoz pics

Nicole and Natalie

This is Natalie Gulbis and Nicole Hage all dressed up to attend a fund-raiser for Cristie Kerr's Birdies for Breast Cancer foundation.

Brittany Lincicome

Who else loves Brittany Lincicome's new profile pic on Twitter? Raise your hands. OK, that's one, two, three ... everyone! Follow her @Brittany1golf

Rebecca Artis Wins in Sweden

(Photo: @BecFloodGolf /Twitter) Rebecca Artis (nee Flood) won the Helsingborg Open in Sweden, beating Caroline Hedwall by a stroke in the Ladies European Tour event. Hedwall led by four entering the final round, but Artis shot 69 on a day of very high scores to catch her. Artis was one of only two players to break 70 in the final round. Artis, from Australia, is in her fourth season playing the LET. In her previous three campaigns she's ranked middle-of-the-pack on the money list, with a highest placing of 45th in 2012. Prior to 2013, she had two Top 10 finishes with a best of third place; both those Top 10s were in 2012. So she was trending up even before 2013, but Artis' career has really taken off this season. She had five Top 20s in LET events before the win in Sweden. That includes Top 10s in her previous two tournaments.

Paula, Sandra and Jessica Ready for Party

Need a fourth? That's Paula Creamer, Sandra Gal and Jessica Korda all dressed up to party. For a party, anyway - the pro-am party at Suzann Pettersen's pro-am in Norway. Creamer posted the photo on Twitter. Gal posted it on Instagram with the hashtag "#imnotthetallest". But that's only because Sandra isn't wearing heels, and Paula and Jessica are.

Allison Micheletti Marries Hockey Legend

Congratulations to Allison Micheletti on her marriage to hockey legend Mike Modano. Micheletti and Modano tied the knot in a wedding over the weekend in Dallas. That's the city were Modano spent most of his career, scoring 500+ goals for the Dallas Stars (after the team moved from Minnesota). What do Micheletti and Modano have in common? They both love golf, they both love hockey. Micheletti's father and uncle both played in the NHL. Most golf fans first met Allison when she was dating PGA Tour golfer Martin Kaymer and attended the 2009 Ryder Cup. But Allison is a fine golfer herself; she's entered Q-School for both the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour, and was a cast member on Big Break Atlantis .