I must start this blog saying, "What a month I just had!" I'm back home now, ready to tell you all the details!
After the tournament in Arkansas, I enjoyed three weeks off back home in Miami. Well, they weren't exactly off because I worked incredibly hard on my game and fitness. I said "enjoyed" because I love what I do, and I also had my family coming over to spend some time with me.
There I was, getting on the plane, ready to play in Prattville with a great feeling and very confident. I shot level par the first round, and then fired a 69, 70, and another 69 round to finish T29. Not bad. I played well and struck the ball much better than I had in the past few tournaments.
CVS…YES!!!! Loved every single moment of it. I had good results the previous week and I definitely kept it going in Danville. I won my first tournament on the LPGA as a rookie. What can I say - I felt incredibly welcomed by the people over there. Among them were some close friends coming over to support me during the weekend. I am kind of starting to realize what happened a week ago. I could have never expected to win during my rookie season, but it is a matter of letting things happen by themselves I guess. The organization of the event was run very professionally and it was volunteered by over 800 people! Once again, a special thank you to CVS for supporting us all these years. Thank you to all the sponsors of the LPGA as well. Your efforts in supporting women's golf is nothing but valued and appreciated by all of us. Next destination: Malaysia!
The flight left from SFO on Sunday night, arriving in Kuala Lumpur midday on Tuesday local time. I played an 18 hole practice round incredibly jet lagged, with temperatures over 100 degrees, and humidity (I didn't want to know, but it felt like a sauna). I played the Thursday Pro-Am with the main sponsor Sime Darby and was ready to start on Friday feeling strong after the win. I shot 71 (even par), 70, and 70 to finish two-under and T9. Fourth top ten of the season and following a win…Happy! The crowds were unbelievable, as were the organization of the event, the food in the player's lounge, transportation from the hotel to the course - we were literally treated like stars all week long.
I arrived home last night, after a very exciting trip. It has been a long learning process during the entire season, but it is all worth it. Two tournaments to go and ready for more!!!
My warmest regards to all of you!
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