Counting down the Symetra Tour's top 12 stories in 2012: No. 10

Over the next 12 days leading up to the new year, will count down the top-12 most memorable stories of the tour’s 2012 season. Coming in at No. 10 is a look back at the Volvik Rookie Experience at the LPGA’s CME Group Titleholders.

Several players from this year’s Symetra Tour graduating class including Esther Choe, Victoria Elizabeth, Daniela Iacobelli, Julia Boland, Nicole Smith, and Sara-Maude Juneau were on-site at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders to get a first-hand glimpse to life on the LPGA Tour.

The six players who all finished inside the top-10 on this year’s season-ending Volvik Race for the Card standings spent the week walking inside the ropes of the pro-am, visiting the media center, getting tours of the LPGA’s fitness van, club repair truck and player locker room, and attended the prestigious Rolex Awards Celebration.

“It is huge,” said Choe, the leading money winner on this year’s Symetra Tour. “It’s not just your golf game but outside of it, learning to travel and just week in and week out knowing that you have a bad week, it's okay, you've got the next week, you can't be down about it or else it's going to keep happening; just the ebbs and flows of traveling and scheduling and making sure you've got the right support system behind you and everything that goes along with playing golf.”

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