Yorkshire’s Jodi Ewart has earned automatic entry into final qualifying for the 2011 LPGA Tour.
Jodi, 22, has won the right to tee up at Daytona Beach, Florida, from December 8-12 with a string of impressive rookie performances on the US Duramed Futures Tour.
She joined the tour in June, after a superb amateur career in which she was twice the English strokeplay champion, represented both England and GB&I – playing in the Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy - and was one of the stars of the US women’s college circuit. Her home club was Catterick in Yorkshire.
In her first professional season Jodi played 11 events, her best finish was third, she had five top 10s and made seven cuts. She was 23rd on the money list with winnings of $20,417 and she was eighth on the rookie of the year table.
The top ten players on the Duramed Tour win full cards for the 2011 LPGA season while the next 10 – excluding current LPGA members – earn automatic entry to the final qualifying school.
The Duramed Futures Tour is known as "the Road to the LPGA" and since 1999, it has been designated as the LPGA’s developmental tour. Its mission is to prepare the world's best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour.
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