Monday, April 24, 2006

Futures Tour Report

The first tournament of The Futures Tour's three-week Texas swing wrapped up Sunday at The Trails of Frisco, with South Korean Hye Jung Choi earning her first professional victory in the U.S.

The highest-placing Texan was former University of Texas standout Randi Meadows of San Antonio in 28th place.

Probably the two biggest names in the field in Frisco last week were the (unrelated) Park girls - In-Bee from Las Vegas and Angela from Torrance, Calif. These two terrific teens recently turned pro. Both have come close to winning on the LPGA already, and both should be playing full-time on the LPGA next year (qualifying either through the Futures Tour or through LPGA Q-School). The Park girls are part of the wave of fantastic young female golfers that includes Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel, and the Futures Tour is a great chance to catch them without any big crowds around.

Next up on the Futures Tour's Texas swing is the Jalapeno Futures Golf Classic at Palm View Golf Course in McAllen, this Friday through Sunday.

Angela Park and In-Bee Park are both playing, along with several of "The Big Break V" contestants.

NOTE: Thanks to reader Dave for pointing out an error. I originally had Meadows attending Texas A&M. As Dave pointed out in comments, Meadows is actually a UT grad. My apologies to Longhorns everywhere.

1 comment:

  1. I believe Randi Meadows went to UT not A&M.


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