Victoria Tanco: Rookie Blog One

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Victoria Tanco poses for a portrait at LPGA Headquarters.

Hi everyone! First of all I want to introduce myself. My name is Victoria Tanco, I am from Argentina and I am 17 years old (going to be 18 soon) I got my LPGA tour card last year. It was a one of my dreams come true. I was so thrilled after making the putt for birdie on the last hole to make it by one. I couldn’t express my happiness at that moment. This is going to be a whole new world for me this year being a rookie.

It started first in January moving to Bradenton, Florida all by myself so I can travel easily to tournaments and have my coach Kevin Collins closer to me. The only bad thing is that my parents couldn’t come with me. I have one brother he is 19 and is studying in college so it’s better that they are there while he is studying. I am going to miss them all and my four dogs too.

I have just finished my first LPGA tournament as a professional. I travel with my caddie Ruben Yorio. He won the Masters with Angel Cabrera! Isn’t that amazing……It’s great to have him on my bag. I really enjoyed the tournament, it was a great place to start the season. Royal Melbourne is such a challenging course, and while watching it on tv during the Presidents cup I couldn’t believe I was going to make my debut there. I loved everything from Australia, not just the unbelievable course but the city which made me feel like home, it’s very similar to Buenos Aires and the people were very welcoming and kind.

I didn’t play my best during the event, the fast greens and the windy conditions got me a little bit especially on the third day. I finished T40 but overall a good week. I gained a lot of experience and learned a lot. I want to congratulate Jessica for winning, it was such an awesome finish. We live 5 minutes away from each other and we’ve known each other for a long time. I’m very happy for her. I am back in  Florida now I hope everyone is enjoying their time as much as I am. Bye for now!


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