A long, grueling four years of hard work and dedication finally paid off for Victoria Elizabeth who finished third on the season-ending Volvik Race for the Card standings to earn her LPGA Tour card for next season.
“I am so excited to have made it onto the LPGA and I can’t wait to start my rookie year in 2013,” Elizabeth said. “Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamt of being on the LPGA. Words cannot express how amazing it feels to have reached the highest level of women’s golf and play with the best players in the world.”
In a year that included five top-10 finishes, Elizabeth first broke into the Volvik Race for the Card top-10 during week four where she debuted at No. 9 after a runner-up finish at the My Marsh Classic. She then remained inside the top-10 until week six after a T47 finish at the Tate & Lyle Players Championship had her on the outside looking in.
Elizabeth didn’t stay outside the top-10 for long as a T2 finish at the Island Resort Championship during week seven catapulted her to No. 5 in the standings. The Dayton, Ohio native then went on to solidify her spot inside the top-10 after notching her first career victory at the Credit Union Classic.
Elizabeth spent a total of 12 weeks inside the Volvik Race for the Card top-10 and held either No. 2 or No. 3 spot for eight weeks.
“My whole life I’ve dreamt of playing on the LPGA Tour,” said Elizabeth. “To have finally made it after three years of being a professional is a truly incredible feeling. I am so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had of playing on the Symetra Tour, growing my game, and earning my LPGA Tour card. I am really looking forward to everything the LPGA and 2013 has to bring.”
In 2012, Elizabeth finished in the top-10 on the Symetra Tour in five statistical categories including fifth in greens in regulation (73%), seventh in rounds under par (20), eighth in scoring average (72.35), and tenth in driving accuracy (81%) and birdies (127).
An accomplished junior player, Elizabeth made the difficult decision to forgo college and take her game straight to the pros. As a junior, Elizabeth notched four wins on the AJGA, was a 2008 AJGA Rolex Junior All-American Honorable Mention selection, and was a two-time FCWT First Team All-American selection and Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
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