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Rebecca Lee-Bentham

(Photo by Anil Hanasoge/Courtesy of Rebecca Lee-Bentham)

Rebecca Lee-Bentham is only 22 years old, but she's already been a member of the LPGA Tour for three years. And 2015 will make it four - although she'll have to start the season with conditional status.

But Rebecca knows what to do about that. She told Golf Babes that her plans for the 2015 LPGA season start with "get(ing) into as many LPGA events as I can with my conditional status," and playing well enough that she can "hopefully reshuffle my way to full status by summer time."

If you're not familiar with the "reshuffle" process on the LPGA (other tours do the same thing), the thumbnail version is this: At the beginning of the year all tour members are ranked on a priority list that determines who gets into each tournament. But several times during a season, that priority list is "reshuffled" to take into account results to date. A golfer who is lower down the list can jump up it during a reshuffle, improving her chances of getting into more tournaments.

Lee-Bentham is Canadian, and among her most-treasured achievements in golf to date are winning the Canadian Junior in 2009 and the Canadian Amateur in 2010. Recently the Golf Canada website published an article about Rebecca titled "Lee-Bentham aiming for consistent results in 2015," which includes a quote about Rebecca from Lydia Ko. Lydia said this:

“I think Rebecca is a great player. What really impresses me about Rebecca is that she is one of the first players to come out to the course in practice and she is also one of the last ones to leave. She is a really hard working player. ...

“Rebecca has a great personality and whenever I see her, she has a smile on her face. Having confidence and also having fun are one of the most important parts of the game; and that’s what I try to work on too.”

Lee-Bentham, from Toronto, turned pro in 2011. She gained LPGA status for the 2012 season by medalling at Q-School. Her rookie season was an education, but she improved in 2013 by climbing to 80th on the money list. That season included an 11th-place showing at the Evian Championship.

Last year, Rebecca's best finish was 12th at the Marathon Classic.

"I want to focus on staying in the present; each tournament, each round, each shot," she told GolfCanada.ca. “I want to be able to say that I gave it all I got. That’s all I can really do, and the results in 2015 will take care of itself.”

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