2012 Rookie Class - Best and worst of 2011

The 2012 rookie class answered the question, "What was the best part of 2011 and the worst?"

Player Country Answer
Lacey Agnew United States Best would be getting my LPGA card.
Karlin Beck United States

Earning my LPGA card.

Izzy Beisiegel
(Not a rookie but was at rookie orientation)
Canada Best: Making new friends on the Futures Tour. :)
Worst: Losing our dog Angel. (5 year old miniature schnauzer) :(
Sandra Changkija United States Earning my LPGA card.
Carlota Ciganda Spain I am doing what I love, play golf. Nothing bad.
Cydney Clanton United States Graduating from Auburn University.
Jacqui Concolino United States My Sun Coast Series Victories. There is no worst when living the dream.
Valentine Derrey France My first professional win.
Kirby Dreher Canada Best: All of the great places traveled and great people I met along the way.
Worst: Nothing! (Awesome year)
Kathleen Ekey United States The best part of 2011 was wining Player of the Year on the Futures Tour. It was an incredible honor and experience and it was even better that I had my dad (caddy), mom, and brother Byron there with me along the way for their love and support. The worst part of 2011 was losing my grandmother during the second event in April. She was always so supportive of my golf so it was great to play well this year to honor what a great person she was, and I know she's smiling down on me now.
Veronica Felibert Venezuela Getting my LPGA card.
Junthima Gulyanamitta Thailand Best: I got my LPGA card by winning it.
Worst: Nothing
Katy Harris United States Qualifying for the LPGA 2012, CN Canadian Tour win, and playing in the U.S. Women's Open. Great year!
Danielle Kang United States The best thing is to win the U.S. Women's Amateur back to back.
Hanna Kang South Korea Earned LPGA card.
Mitsuki Katahira Japan The best thing was to turn professional. The worst thing was I couldn't get full status.
Patcharajutar Kongkraphan Thailand I got the Champion 8 tournament on the CLPGA and the JLPGA. The worst was I missed the cut at my home course.
Stephanie Kono United States Winning the 2011 NCAA Championship with my team.
Min Seo Kwak South Korea Best: I got my LPGA card!
Worst: I missed to many putts.
Mi Hyang Lee South Korea Earning my LPGA Tour card.
Rebecca Lee-Bentham Canada Earning my full LPGA card was the best thing about 2011. I can't think of the worst.
Tzu-Chi Lin Chinese Taipei
I won the first event on the Futures Tour.
Sydnee Michaels United States The best thing about 2011 was getting my Tour card and the worst thing was losing my dog Chubby while I was on the road.
Jane Rah United States The best thing about 2011 was earning my LPGA card. The worst thing was driving home after the LPGA Futures Tour ended. Albany, NY to Torrance, CA.
Lizette Salas United States Best: Graduating from USC.
Worst: Getting my heart broken.
Elisa Serramia Spain Best: Finding my new team of coaches.
Worst: The process of change.
Thidapa Suwannapura Thailand I learned a lesson in how to control my self when I have a bad day of golf.
Victoria Tanco Argentina I made it through qualifying school and got my LPGA card for 2012.
Lexi Thompson United States

Best: Win at Navistar LPGA Classic.
Worst: Last day of the Avnet LPGA Classic.

Hannah Yun United States Best: Quitting golf to find time for myself for six months.
Worst: Quitting golf.

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