LPGA Golf Professional Amelia Lewis Living the Dream
It is so amazing to watch my dreams start to take shape and to be competing at the highest level of women’s golf. Two months ago I played in my first LPGA tournament, the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. This charity tournament was formed by Commissioner Mike Whan and Mr. Tom Quinlan, with the purse not going to the pros, but instead to the charity of their choice.
However, unlike everyone in the field except one other player, I had to prove myself and sink pressure putts before the tournament even started. You see, I had to Monday qualify.
My family and I knew the risk; if I didn’t qualify, the cost would be out of our pocket and we would have to fly home and wait for another opportunity. With my mom on the bag, Oakleys on my cap and Titleist Pro V1 in hand, and playing with the typical nerves a Monday qualifier brings, I tied for the second spot.
There were only two qualifying spots available, so I had to go into a sudden-death playoff. We ended up having to play four holes to determine a winner – as if I hadn’t already had enough knee-knocker putts for the day! I went on to win the playoff and qualify for my first LPGA event!
About Amelia Lewis:
LPGA Professional Golfer, 2011 LPGA ROOKIE, 107th North & South Women Amateur Champion, AND former ranked #3 Womens Amateur with 52 champion titles.