Anya Alvarez Player Blog

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Well, this is my last post for the week until Sunday. I am currently at the Final Stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, which starts tomorrow.

This year has had a lot of ups and downs for me on and off the golf course. It wasn't until about August when I started to settle down and see what was causing me the most problems and not allowing me to not play to my full potential. This is my second year in a row of playing in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, but I feel like a completely different player.

Golf no longer scares me. I certainly have my moments where I get nervous, but my nerves don't dictate how I play any longer. I've also been extremely blessed in the last couple months to have been able to surround myself with people who believe in me and want to help me succeed. This week is very special for me since my mom and boyfriend are here to hopefully witness me get my LPGA card. I'm also lucky to have my boyfriend on the bag, who is an amazing caddy and has helped several other players get their card.

Golf is a game that tests your whole character, not just your skills. It's a game that can make or break you. It's a game that you have to learn how to take the good with the bad and give it your best until the last putt drops. I want to thank everyone for their support while I've embarked on this journey and in a few days I hope to update my status with, "I'm an LPGA card holding member!"

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