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LPGA in Rochester

(June 26 2007) Written by: Kahle Toothill in Athletics, Rochester & Monroe County

This past weekend, the Wegman's LPGA was held about 5 miles from campus at a place called Locust Hill Country Club . My boyfriend and I were driving back from Lollypop Farm (I really want a kitten) and we saw a guy selling tickets. I know, I know - never buy scalped tickets, right? WRONG! He gave us two Hall-of-Fame VIP passes for Saturday and Sunday for only $80. I'm not a big golf fan myself, but Nic is so I decided to give in and cough up the money to go.

Can I just say that I had a BLAST!!!!! Especially on Sunday when it is the last round of play and all the golfers are brining their A-game. I got to see a lot of great and emerging new lady players. Lorena Ochoa ended up winning! I was probably 10 feet away from her at one point on Saturday. I did pick a favorite though - Erica Blasberg. I picked her because I thought she had the cutest outfits... and I thought she did pretty well during the time I watched her.

More fun players to watch were Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel. They are both young golfers, which I think is why it was so entertaining. I can't imagine being pro at my age (or younger) and winning millions simply by playing a pro sport. Paula went pro right after high school! She is known as the pink panther since she has pink everything - shoes, clubs, clothes and even golf balls.
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Morgan just turned 19! She has a really interesting blog on the Callaway website. Callaway is one of her corporate sponsors. It's really interesting from a blogger's point of view. Check it out and let me know what you think of it.

Oh... I'm planning to take a little vacation during the week I have off soon. I was going to hike Mount Marcy, the highest peak in the Adirondacks; it's going to take about 3 days total for the whole trip. Does anyone out there have any other suggestions for quick/fun/cheap trips?? Please please please let me know! Just leave them as comments and I'll get them.

Also, if anyone has some golf tips they could throw my way, that would be great. I think I'm going to give it a whirl!

Comments (1)

  • Kattarina

    Kattarina

    01 June 2008 at 17:55 |
    [color=#FF00FF][/color]I love Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis AND Morgan Pressel!! They are young inspirations to all the "golfer girls" in america!!

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