Robyn Choi returned to LPGA Tour and won

After an intense six-day tournament, the 25-year-old Australian from Sydney triumphed with a score of 401 (69 68 64 64 68 68, -29), marking her return to the LPGA Tour after a two-year hiatus

by Andrea Gussoni
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Robyn Choi returned to LPGA Tour and won
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Golf champion, Benedetta Moresco, delivered a masterful performance during the final of the LPGA Q-Series, earning a commendable 27th place with an impressive score of 419 (71 69 67 70 70 72, -11) shots. Come 2024, she will officially join the competitive ranks of the LPGA Tour, alongside her fellow Gloria Golf Academy alumna, Roberta Liti, with a category 15 card, albeit with certain limitations.

Additionally, she will also take on the Epson Tour with a category C card, where her talented sister, Angelica, currently resides. Moresco's achievement undoubtedly marks the beginning of a promising journey filled with thrilling matches and staunch competition.

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Robyn Choi emerges victorious at the Magnolia Grove tournament in Mobile, Alabama, where 104 competitors battled it out over 108 holes on the Crossings Course (par 72) and Falls Course (par 71). After an intense six-day tournament, the 25-year-old Australian from Sydney triumphed with a score of 401 (69 68 64 64 68 68, -29), marking her return to the LPGA Tour after a two-year hiatus.

Mao Saigo from Japan, winner of six titles on the Japan LPGA Tour, came in second, followed by Korean So Mi Lee who led for five rounds before finishing second with a score of 404 (-26). Mina Harigae secured fourth place with an impressive score of 409 (-21), while Gurleen Kaur and the German Polly Mack finished in fifth place with 410 (-20).

These exceptional players have all earned the coveted full-time category 14 'card' for the 2024 circuit, along with the other 16 top-ranking players, including Israeli Laetitia Beck (10th with 412, -18) and Lucy Li (17th with 417, -13).

Participants ranked 23rd to 50th earned Moresco status, including notable athletes such as Colombian MariaJo Uribe and Canadian Alena Sharp. Teams ranking 51st to 70th will compete on the Epson Tour. The list also comprises French Pauline Roussin, Indian Diksha Dagar, and Puerto Rican Maria Torres.

At a sprightly 22 years of age, Benedetta Moresco has just turned pro and has been making waves on the golf scene.

With her head held high and her eye on the prize, she confidently sailed through both Stage 1 (placing an impressive 26th) and Stage 2 (coming in at a respectable 25th). Although she encountered a few bumps in the road during the final act, with two frustrating bogeys on the last four holes, she should be proud of her steady and consistent performance throughout the tournament - an admirable calling card for her upcoming journey on the prestigious US circuits.

Meanwhile, Robyn Choi has an added feather in her cap.

Along with a coveted 'card', she was presented with a generous check for $15,000 - a sweet reward from a prize pool totaling $150,000.

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