DLGA student and nineteen-year-old Mika Miyazato recorded a sixth-place finish at the Honda LPGA Thailand - the first top-10 finish of her LPGA Tour career. Including a career-low 5-under-par 67 during the second round, Miyazato finished at 6-under-par 282 (73-67-72-70). Playing on a sponsor exemption this year, Miyazato also competed in the Honda LPGA Thailand 2007 as an amateur, where she finished tied for 15th, also at 6-under-par 282 (71-73-69-69).
On Friday, February 27th, 45 DLGA Full Time students will travel to the FCWT Plantation Inn Open in Crystal River, FL. The Plantation Golf Resort and Spa is a golf resort featuring 27 holes of competitive and challenging golf. The course has an assortment of challenging fairways lined by mature emerald pine and oak trees native to the region and water hazards on 21 of the course's 27 holes.
Players to watch from the academyin the 16-18 boys division are Marcel Puyat and Seiji Liu.
Mika Miyazato an 2009 LPGA Rookie and current DLGA student traveled to Thailand this week to participate in the Honda LPGA Thailand event in Chonburi, Thailand on a sponsor's exemption. Check out the daily results on the LPGA website. Mika played in her first LPGA event February 12-14th at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay. Mika finished tied for 55th with rounds of 70-80-74 for a 224 total.
Also in the 64 player Honda LPGA field are former DLGA/IMG full time students Paula Creamer, Ji Young Oh and Yani Tseng.
Julieta Granada, Carolina Llano, Aree Song and Naree Songhave returned to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy this week to prepare forupcomingprofessionalevents.
CURTIS CUP teenager Sally Watson, from the Earlsferry Golf Club, Fife, won the The Leadbetter Challenge’s girls’ tournament at IMG Academy Golf Country Club’s course, Sarasota Bay, Bradenton, Florida, over the weekend.
Watson, a 17-year-old student at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Bradenton, shot rounds of 72 and 71 for a one-under-par total of 143.
Shang Zhi of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and Sally Watson of Scotland, were named Golfweek’s Players of the Week for their performances over the past week at the FCWT Leadbetter Challenge.
Zhi started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead, but made double bogey on the first hole and made the turn in 39. He made four birdies and no bogeys on the back nine for a one-shot victory.
He has signed a National Letter of Intent with Minnesota.
David Leadbetter Golf Academy student, Seiji Liu, was named Golfweek's Jr Players of the week. He was featured in AJGA website and was the FCWT newsmaker of the week after winning FCWT Legends at Orange Lake Jr Golf tournment on Jan. 10~11 by 6 shots with score of 68-70 (138 total).
Seiji is in his second year at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and was also named to the 2008 AJGA HP Scholastic All-American Team. Congrats to Seiji!
CARMONA, Cavite—Dottie Ardina’s achievement case is full of trophies, plaques and medals. But every time she walks pass by it, she tells herself that there is something missing.
And then she remembers. “Would it be nice to have the Philippine Ladies’ Amateur Open title there, too?”
Well, the little girl, who is just 15 years and barely standing a diminutive five feet, is eager to make a big splash in the premier Open for amateurs starting on Wednesday at the Legends course of the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club here.