The LPGA Symetra Tour kicks off its season this weekend with the Florida's Natural Charity Classic at the Lake Region Yacht & Country Club in Winter Haven. A number of IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program Academy alumni will be in the field for the event, vying for a piece of the $125,000 purse. The players representing IMG Academy are:
Molly Aronsson (Shelburne, VT)
Rachel Connor (Manchester, England)
Rhea Nair (Dubai, UAE)
Natalie Sheary (West Hartford, CT)
Ginger Howard (Bradenton, FL)
Gloriana Soto (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Jaclyn Sweeney (Bradenton, FL)
Sheary finished No. 35 on the Symetra Tour money-list last year and placed 6th in the Tour's Rookie of the Year race.
Another IMG Academy alum, Jodi Ewart, finished No. 25 on the Tour's money-list in 2011. She has moved on to the LPGA Tour this year where she already has a Top-20 finish under her belt.