Friday, June 24, 2005

Texans Shine So Far at U.S. Women's Open

brittany langWell, look at that: Just a few days after posting about Texans on the LPGA Tour - and how there isn't much to get excited about - a pair of Texans shared the first-day lead at the U.S. Women's Open.

That would be Angela Stanford and Brittany Lang. Stanford most golf fans know - the University of Texas grad who was part of the memorable 3-way playoff at the 2003 U.S. Women's Open (the one eventually won by Hilary Lunke).

Lang might be an unknown for most fans. But she won't be unknown for long. She's the real deal, and likely to turn pro soon. For now, she's still an amateur, but one of the best around. Lang was a great junior player growing up in McKinney, and now she's a great collegiate player for the NCAA women's powerhouse Duke.

Lang was named NCAA Freshman of the Year following a 2004 season in which she won three times. And she's won three more college tournaments this year.

Keep an eye on Lang. She plans to enter the next LPGA Qualifying Tournament and she might well be a rising star on the LPGA by next season.

(Photo of Brittany Lang courtesy of Duke Athletics)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please refrain from using profanity or insulting other commenters your comments. Use common sense; in other words: Play nice! Thanks.