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Julia Engstrom, LET Rookie of the Year for 2018

Who is Julia Engstrom? She's the Ladies European Tour's 2018 Rookie of the Year at the age of 17.

Engstrom, the youngest in a strong current crop of Swedish golfers, became, at age 15, the youngest-ever winner of the British Ladies Amateur Championship in 2016. She was also low amateur that year at the Evian Championship.

In 2017 she was part of Sweden's winning team at the European Team Championship and played in the Junior Solheim Cup. In 2016-17, she spent two years as the highest-ranked amateur golfer born in the 21st Century.

Then Engstrom entered LET Qualifying School and finished ninth, earning her 2018 tour card at age 16. (She turned 17 in March of 2018.)

And in her rookie season on the LET, Julia had a high finish of fifth at the Lalla Meryem Cup, plus three other Top 15 finishes. She was 19th on the tour's Order of Merit.

Julia appears to have a good combination of decent length off the tee (a 264-yard average in 2018, good for 21st on the LET) and accuracy into the greens. Her 76.35% GIR number was 11th on tour, and her 111 birdies was 15th.

Not bad for a golfer who is playing a pro tour while still in high school!

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