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2014 Q-School Finalists: Sophia Popov

Sophia Popov made her professional debut in July at the LET's Ladies German Open - only appropriate for this German golfer - and finished tied for 16th, shooting 13-under 275. One year earlier, playing as an amateur, she finished ninth in the same event.

The first week of December, Sophia will be attempting to secure 2015 LPGA Tour membership at the final stage of Q-School. Sophia got to the final stage by playing her way through the first two stages.

At Stage I she finished tied for 31st, and tied for 41st at Stage II. Don't let those relatively modest finishes fool you - among first-time Q-School finalists, Popov will be one of the top players to watch.

Popov became part of the German national golf team as a young teen in 2006. Her amateur achievements include a victory at the European Ladies Amateur in 2010, which she won by holing a 50-foot putt. She also played in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2009 and helped Germany to a second-place finish at the 2012 World Championships.

As a collegian, Sophia played at Southern Cal, where she ended earlier in 2014 with a bang, winning the school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. She won five NCAA tournaments while at USC, tied for the school record, and she holds the school record with 22 career NCAA rounds in the 60s. She was a 2-time All-America selection.

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