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LET Rookie Emily Kristine Pedersen

Emily Kristine Pedersen probably should have won the 2015 Ladies Open de France on the Ladies European Tour. She appeared in control on the back nine of the final round, leading by as many as four shots early on the back nine. But she bogied the 16th and double-bogied the 17th, then lost on the third playoff hole to Celine Herbin. A disappointing finish for Pedersen to be sure - but also one that indicates, again, the first pro win for the 19-year-old Danish golfer is not far off. Pedersen earned her LET tour card for 2015 at last year's Q-School, and her rookie season as a pro has been a good one. Emily Kristine's runner-up finish in France is her second second of the season. She was also runner-up at the Deloitte Ladies Open in June. In May Pedersen was seventh in the Turkish Ladies Open and in July she was eighth at the Ladies Scottish Open. Pedersen is currently second in the tour's Rookie of the Year standings to another Dane, Nanna Madsen. (Still another Dane, M…

Sierra Brooks

Sierra Brooks is only 17, still a ways off from beginning her college golf career. But she already has an impressive body of work in the golf world. Brooks just went 3-0 to help Team USA defeat Team Europe in the 2015 Junior Solheim Cup. That wasn't Sierra's first time representing the United States: She was 2-1 as a member of the victorious side in the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup. She's also played for Team USA in the 2012 Evian Masters Juniors Cup, the 2014 Junior World Cup, and several times in the Wyndham Cup. Brooks is still in high school in Florida, where she also runs track and carries a 3.5 GPA. She'll be attending Wake Forest when she starts her college golf career in 2016. Her biggest exposure to the wider golf audience to date was actually in a tournament she didn't win. Sierra was a finalist in the 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur, falling in the championship match to fellow teen phenom Hannah O'Sullivan. That visibility, plus her composure and maturit…