Counting down the Symetra Tour's top 12 stories of 2012: No. 7

Daniela Iacobelli
Photo Credit: Scott Miller

Over the next 12 days leading up to the new year, symetratour.com will count down the top-12 most memorable stories of the tour’s 2012 season. Coming in at No. 7 is Daniela Iacobelli’s remarkable season-finale win to earn her LPGA Tour card.

Coming into the last event on this year’s Symetra Tour schedule, Daniela Iacobelli found herself on the outside of receiving her LPGA card looking in. Forced to post a solid finish at the season-ending Daytona Beach Invitational Presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Iacobelli did just that and more, she won the event.

A third year member of the Symetra Tour, Iacobelli broke into the top-10 on the Volvik Race for the Card standings at the opportune time with a win at the season-ending Daytona Beach Invitational Presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The Viera, Fla. native had one of the most up-and-down seasons of all the players inside the top-10. Iacobelli played in 16 events this year, made only 10 cuts and finished inside the top-10 five times.

This year, Iacobelli lead the tour in driving distance and finished second in rounds under par and birdies so look for her to use her long distance to her advantage next year on the lengthy LPGA courses.

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