Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough, England) came into the 2021 season with a career-best Symetra Tour finish of T22, which she earned twice in 2018. With a two-stroke victory at the Prasco Charity Championship, she can now add the title of “Road to the LPGA” winner to her resume.
“I am just really really happy to be honest. It sounds quite simple but we are all out here to win and get our cards. I have had some kind of low moments over the last couple of years, so to get over the line is incredible,” said MacLaren. “My family first and foremost. My parents and my sister keep me smiling all the time. There are a few more people close to me and they know who they are. This year especially my sponsors, Computercenter, Rohnisch clothing, Ambera, No Laying Up, the list (goes on). We are the ones with the trophy at the end of the day but there are so many people who go into that.”
The Florida International University alum is most well-known from her success found on the Ladies European Tour (LET), as well as her finesse as a fine golf columnist. She recorded LET top-10s at the Investec SA Women’s Open (T7) and the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic (T6) on her way to finishing 23rd on the Race to Costa del Sol in 2020.
MacLaren also often posts her thoughts on the life of a professional golfer to her personal website and writes for several golf publications. She was able to spend a few days at home in England last week before heading back to the Symetra Tour and came out of that time refreshed and ready for this next challenge.
“I got to have a few days at home after playing a couple events over in Europe. That was massive,” said MacLaren. “I got to see my coaches which definitely helped but being able to reset and get away from it all, because it is a grind out here and you can beat yourself up quite quickly, just to see the people that I love and refresh mentally and physically definitely put me in a good space coming out here.”