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Meet the LET Rookies - Part 1
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Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn secured her Ladies European Tour card in impressive style by winning the Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Stage by five shots from England’s Emily Taylor and Australian Nikki Campbell.

 

We showcase the first nine of the 43 talented golfers who are set for their rookie season on the Ladies European Tour in 2013.

 

Ariya Jutanugarn
Country: Thailand

Date of birth: Nov 23, 1995

Place of Birth: Bangkok
Turned professional: 1st January 2013
Colour of Hair: Black
Colour of Eyes: Brown 
Started golf: Aged 5 on the driving range
Greatest influences: Parents, who own a golf shop in Thailand.
Hobbies/interests: Tennis, watching Thai drama on television, travelling.
Amateur Record: Has won the U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links, AJGA Rolex Girls Junior, Junior PGA, Canadian Women's Amateur and Polo Golf Junior Classic. Won her second consecutive AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors in 2012. In 2011 she earned low amateur honors at the Kraft Nabisco Championship when she tied for 25th place.Ended amateur career in December 2012 ranked 2nd on the Amateur World Rankings. Her sister, Moriya, plays on the LPGA Tour.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: 1st.

 

Nikki Campbell
Country: Australia

Date of Birth: Sep 09, 1980 
Place of Birth: Mississauga, Canada 
Turned professional: Dec 01, 2002
Height: 167cm 
Colour of Hair: Blonde 
Colour of Eyes: Blue/Grey 
Started golf: Jul 01, 1991
Greatest influences: Brother Chris Campbell, parents Angie and Ian, coach Gary Barter.
Hobbies/interests: gym, shopping, running, movies, tennis.
Career Highlights: 2012: two top 10s on the LPGA of Japan Tour. 2011/12: T2 Moss Vale Golf Club Ladies Classic Sponsored by Corban Automotive, Wollongong and 5th ActewAGL Royal Canberra Ladies Classic. 2011: T4 Suntory Ladies Open Golf Tournament, T8 Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic, T8 Fujitsu Ladies, T10 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament.
2010 - T2 Fujisankei Ladies Classic, T2 Suntory Ladies Open Golf, T2 NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament, 2nd LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, T5 Golf 5 Ladies, T6 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup, T8 Fujitsu Ladies.T10 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament.
2009/10: T3 Bing Lee/Samsung NSW Women's Open
2009: Winner Fujitsu Ladies and nine additional top 10s.
2008/09: 3 top 10s on the ALPG including T8 Women's Australian Open.
2008: three top 10s on the LPGA of Japan.
2007: eight top 10s on the LPGA of Japan.
2006: Winner We Love KOBE Suntory Ladies Open. Five additional top 10s including 2nd Philanthrophy LPGA Players' Championship.
2005/06: 2 top 10s on ALPG including T6 ANZ Ladies Masters.
2005: 8 top 10s on the LPGA of Japan.
2004/05: On ALPG, Winner - ABC Learning Centres & FADL Group Ladies Classic.5th ANZ Ladies Masters.
2004: One top 10 on LPGA of Japan.
2003/04: On ALPG, T2 Jack Newton Celebrity Classic.
2003: 3 top 10s on the LPGA of Japan.
2002/03: Earned full playing rights for the 2003 LPGA of Japan Tour.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T2nd.

 

Emily Taylor
Country: England

Date of Birth: Sep 20, 1994
Place of Birth: Preston
Turned professional: 1st January 2013
Height: 5ft 6inches 
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Blue
Started golf: Aug 31, 2002
Greatest influences: Grandad. Took her to the driving range and taught her himself from the book 'Tiger Woods How I play Golf'. First coach, Jane Forrest at Clitheroe Golf Club.
Hobbies/interests: Dog walking, music, movies, gym.
Amateur record: 2012 English Girls U18'S Champion, Irish Ladies Open Strokeplay champion, British Amateur Open Strokplay U18's Winner, Represented England in the World Amateur Team Championship. Played in the 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open. Won the First stage of qualifying for Ricoh WBO.
Career Highlights: Playing in the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Liverpool, paired with Laura Davies and Carlotta Ciganda.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T2nd.
 

Xi Yu Lin
Country: China

Date of Birth: Feb 25, 1996 
Place of Birth: Guangzhou
Turned professional: Sep 01, 2011
Height: 170 cm
Colour of Hair: Black 
Colour of Eyes: Dark brown
Started golf: Aug 01, 2004
Greatest influences: Feng Shanshan who is also from Guangzhou. Mother is a former professional footballer.
Hobbies/interests: Anything that is blue! Enjoys food, music, movies, eating good food and shopping.
Amateur record: Asian Games Silver Medalist 2010 - Team. 9th place at the 2010 Sanya Ladies Open on the LET.
Career Highlights: Qualified for 2011 US Women's Open. 5th place at 2011 Sanya Ladies Open on the LET. 2012 Sun Coast - 2nd Place. 2012 Tian Jing CLPGA Champion. 2012 Wu Xi Srixon CLPGA Champion.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: 5th

 

Mallory Fraiche
Country: USA

 

Date of Birth Feb 22, 1988 
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana 
Turned professional: Jun 01, 2010
Height: 5'10" 
Hair colour: Dirty clonde
Eye colour: Blue
Started golf: May 01, 1998
Hobbies/interests: Reading, music, watching shows and movies, snowboarding, surfing, and friends.
University: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Degrees in Anthropology and Psychology.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Burnett
Country: USA

Date of Birth Oct 16, 1989
Place of Birth Brunswick, Georgia, USA 
Club: Sea Island Golf Club
Turned professional: Jun 25, 2012 
Height 1.65m 
Colour of Hair: Brown 
Colour of Eyes: Blue 
Started golf: May 12, 1995
Greatest influence: My grandparents got my brother and I into golf when I was six and my brother was seven. My first golf instructor was Wade Carruth and Bubba Clark. Wade Carruth owned the first golf course I ever played on which was a par three course, and also owns Coastal Pines. My current golf instructor whom I have been with now for the last seven years is Jared Zak of Sea Island.
Hobbies/interests: Travelling, beach, all sports, movies.  
Amateur Record: U.S. Open Qualifier, 2012, 1st Women's Eastern Amateur, 2011, 1st Women's Western Amateur, 2011, 8th Georgia Women's Top 60, 2011, 1st Suncoast Champions Course, 2011, 2nd
School: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Career Highlights: Michigan Women's Open, 2012, 1st, Michigan PGA Credit Union Challenge, 2012 14th, Symetra Tour Daytona Beach Invitational, 2012, 11th Symetra Tour. LPGA Q-School Stage I, 2012, 7th; LPGA Q-School Stage II, 2012, 1st 
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T9th

 

Maria Salinas
Country: Peru

 

Date of Birth Oct 29, 1989  
Height 1.61m 
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Brown
Started golf: Feb 10, 1996
Greatest influence: My brother started playing golf with me.
Hobbies/interests: Huge Real Madrid fan. Also a frustrated football player.
Amateur record: 2010 and 2011 Peru national champion; runner-up in 2009 and 2012. Finished 3rd at the 2012 South American amateur; 2011 South American amateur runner up
2011 South American team championship runner up.
University: Florida state university, Tallahassee Florida. International affairs major.
Amateur record: 2012 NCAA div 1 central regional co-champion, 2012 Lady Gator tournament individual champion, 2012 ACC tournament individual runner-up. 2011 Lady Puerto Rico Open Individual runner up.
Career achievements: 2012 all American selection. 2011, 2012 All ACC selection. 2009 SoCon freshman of the year. 2009 all SoCon team selection. 2011, 2012 All ACC academic team selection.  
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T9th

 

 
Julia Davidsson
Country: Sweden

 

Date of Birth: Sep 23, 1990
Place of Birth: Jonkoping, Sweden
Turned professional: Mar 25, 2010
Height: 160 cm
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Blue
Started golf: May 01, 1998
Hobbies/interests: Friends, skiing, baking. 
University: Scandinavian School of Golf, Halmstad, Sweden.
Amateur record: World Championship for University 2012, Liberec. Place 7th individual, score -8.
Career highlights: Won two tournaments on the Swedish Nordea Tour 2011. One of them was the season-ending tournament.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T9th

 


Bonita Bredenhann
Country: Namibia

 

Date of Birth:  15th June 1992
Place of Birth:  Windhoek, Namibia
Turned professional: Jan 01, 2013
Height: 175cm
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Brown
Started golf: Jan 01, 1996, aged 7. Won first completion, the Walvisbaai Open, aged 8.
Greatest influences: Parents and first coach Douglas Wood.
Hobbies/interests: Playing pool, listening to music.
Amateur record: Won numerous junior and Open championships in Namibia from 2004-2012. Made first hole in one in the Women's SA Open 2008. In 2010, won the the Western Province Championships in South Africa and the Boland Open Match play championships in South Africa. In 2011, won the Mpumalanga championships in South Africa. In 2012, won the South African Match Play Open, South African Inter-Provincial Stroke Play and Coastal Open Namibia Swakopmund. Selected for Namibia to play in the All Africa teams for seven years from 2005-2012. Nominated Sports Awards from 2009-2012.
Career highlights: Winner of the South African Matchplay.
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T9th.

 

 

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