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Suddenly a professional – and to the millions of tour

When it was all over and they had managed, it could take Albane Valenzuela hardly. "I feel as if I have to tomorrow to play another round," she said, "everything is surreal." Behind her, the nerve was grueling qualification for the world's best professional Tour of women, the American LPGA Circuit. In 32 tournaments will be paid out over 70 million dollars in prize money, which is why even the strongest candidate to be tested for two weeks, until only 45 are left.

844 punches and three weeks until the big goal

The Genevan, one of the world's best College and Amateur players, had first to withstand a Pre in Venice (Florida) over four rounds, what was her 9-under-Par on the 8th rank scores. Twice as long as the final level of qualification ("Q-series lasted for then") In Pinehurst (North Carolina) were about to complete two weeks, eight more laps to go until the coveted game of the permissions were distributed for the LPGA Tour in 2020, finally.

"I could ask for a better way to introduce to achieve it."

Valenzuela, one of the few Europeans played consistently like clockwork and kept constantly in the top group. According to the 144 holes, it was the best Amateur on the 6th – thanks to 99 Pars, 26 Birdies, 19 Bogeys. "For me, a dream come true to be able to on the LPGA Tour," she said. "I could ask for a better way to introduce to achieve it." 844 punches you in three weeks to play, until the Coup was successful. "I played really well and consistently. I didn't have to accept a Doppelbogey."

The Genevan, the on 7. December 22. Celebrates birthday, has been studying since 2016, the elite Stanford University in the Silicon Valley Political Sciences and is in her last year. For you, it was immediately clear that you will complete the study. "I was able to study in Stanford, is one of the Coolest that has ever happened to me, and I look forward to the conclusion." The LPGA makes students like her the opportunity to move the entry to the Pro tour until after graduation.

Ten days after the successful qualification Valenzuela last Tuesday announced but, instantly, the professional status, to remain still, but until the completion in June of a student. To leave the Golf team Stanford Cardinals so abruptly, was one of the most difficult decisions of your career has been, she said in an emotional Statement to the communications Department of your University.

"I'm going to all my life, a Cardinal was to be"

"Stanford is the largest gift I've ever received, because it is lessons that go beyond the classroom and the Golf course also taught me," said Valenzuela. You've learned what Teamwork, friendship, and commitment really meant, and their coaches, especially Anne Walker was infinitely grateful. "I'm going to spend my life as a Stanford Cardinal." When and where you will be riding her first professional tournament, according to her mother Diane is still unclear.

For years, one of the world's best Amateur interior

the Valenzuelas immediate rise in the highest Circuit a success, dreaming of the thousands in vain – not entirely unexpected. Since five years she is one of the world's best Amateurs, currently, you are assigned rank 2. Repeatedly, she was able to compete in the world class, for example, with the 21. Rank in the Olympic Games of Rio or the 37. Rank on the major tournament in Evian in 2019, where she was the best Amateur.

Valenzuela will be on the LPGA Tour in 2020, a 19 "Rookies". To one of these debutantes, a teammate from Stanford, the American Andrea Lee, the Pinehurst, the 30. Rank occupied. A guarantee to succeed on this Tour, but also Valenzuela, daughter of a former top Mexican Amateurs and a French woman.

the example shows the Chinese Muni He, which is the qualification tournament in Pinehurst, won with a 21 under Par – but not before 2019 on the LPGA Tour in 11 out of 19 tournaments and missed the Cut, and thus, their eligibility had lost again. The level in the Korean women dominated the Tour is second to none, as is the prize money. Over 40 players get in a season, more than half a Million dollars – a sum that can not reach on the European tour in General, even the Best.

For Valenzuela, whose father Alberto you are accompanied in Pinehurst as a Caddie, is 2020 in addition to the Pro debut, and the degree yet another occasion, in the foreground, the Olympic Golf tournament. "It is a big goal of mine to qualify me again." Because it is classified in the world ranking as number 425 slightly worse than 2016 before Rio, would you rely at the moment on Cancel, to be able to Tokyo to compete. Decisive in the world but ranking of 29. June 2020 be, which is why she still has a lot of time to secure your place. And she was never one that needed a lot of chances.


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