This week is all about ... Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods
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Cheyenne Woods of the United States celebrates winning the 2014 Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort on on the Gold Coast, Australia.

February 20 2014, Ali Kicklighter

No Change of Plans
A few weeks back proved to be one to remember for Symetra Tour rookie Cheyenne Woods. The Arizona native beat out an elite list of players at the Ladies European Tour’s (LET) Australian Ladies Masters for her second professional victory.

Already quite the celebrity on social networks, Woods saw an immediate increase in followers on Instagram and Twitter including fans showing their support and congratulations. Along with the array of adoring fans, Woods received a special tweet and text message from her uncle, Tiger Woods.

“Yeah, he (Tiger) texted me after I finished playing and congratulated me and also sent out a Tweet to congratulate me,” said Woods. “So it's kind of cool that he was following along with the rest of my family.”

While the victory marked the former Wake Forest University Demon Deacon’s first victory on a major professional tour, she plans to remain focused on earning her LPGA Tour card through the Symetra Tour. For the third season, the Symetra Tour will award ten fully-exempt LPGA Tour cards based on the season-ending Volvik Race for the Card (money list) standings.

The Official Qualifying Tour of the LPGA kicks-off its 2014 season this week in Mesa, Arizona and Woods will be teeing it up in the Tour’s first two events of the season.

“This week I still plan on going back to Phoenix Arizona where I'm from,” said Woods. “I have a Symetra Tour event there, which is the qualifying tour for LPGA that I'll be playing the full season of.  So I'll be there for that event and then the next week I'll be in LA for another Symetra Tour event. So, so far my plans haven't changed, I still plan on playing Symetra Tour and just earning my way, working my way towards LPGA.”

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