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LPGA Rookie Spotlight - Lauren Stephenson

I have gotten many requests over the past few years for information on LPGA rookies. In all honesty, most of the time I don't know that much about the first year players myself. Unless they had a big year on the Symetra Tour or they had success on another tour, information can be hard to come by.

That said, I would like to try something new. Starting this week, and continuing throughout the season, I will be spotlighting an LPGA rookie.

The 2019 rookie that I have chosen to start off with is:

Lauren Stephenson
                                                   
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Date of Birth: July 13, 1997 (21 years old)
Hometown:  Lexington South Carolina
Resides: Lexington, South Carolina
Rookie Year: 2019

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Lauren elected to forego her final year of collegiate golf at the University of Alabama and turn pro after her top ten finish at the LPGA 2018 Q-Series.

She will be joining her University of Alabama teammate Kristen Gillman (also a rookie in 2019) on the LPGA Tour.

Lauren is making her LPGA professional debut at the ISPS Vic Open in Australia this week.

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Highlights:
  • Finished tied for 8th place at the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to earn Priority List category 14 status for the 2019 LPGA season.
  • Made two starts on the LPGA Tour at the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Women's Open, with a career best 41st place finish in 2017.
  • Member of the 2018 Curtis Cup and Arnold Palmer Cup Teams.
  • Finished in 3rd place at the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
  • Named the 2018 Golfweek Player of the Year and won the Golfstat Cup as the nation's leading scorer with a school record 69.76 average.

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Who was the last repeat winner of the Vare Trophy?

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