What was the best thing about 2012 for you?

The new year is just around the corner and many will gather with family and friends to celebrate. A time to reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013. LPGA.com caught up with our "New" rookies to find out how they will be ringing in the new year and what was the best or worst about 2012. Today's question in the series is...What was the best thing about 2012 for you? The worst?

Player Best Worst
Marina Alex Getting my LPGA card! Having to leave my team
Frances Bondad Meet my new life coach/Psychologist. Being disqualified from the Evian Masters.
Katie Burnett Turning professional.  
Lauren Doughtie Making it to the LPGA and getting my first professional win.  
Paz Echeverria Great time with my Latin friends Missing my best friends wedding.
Victoria Elizabeth Winning my first professional event as well as earning my LPGA Tour card and having a ton and family and friends there to witness.  
Breanna Elliott Playing well. Thinking my entry wasn't received :) lol.
Marita Engzelius Making it through all three stages of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. The hardest things is saying bye to all my friends at college.
Austin Ernst Representing my country twice at the Curtis Cup and World Am LSU losing to Alabama in the National Championship (Football).
Daniela Iacobelli There was nothing bad about this year. Aside from obtaining my card, it was about the summer. Traveling with people that have become family.  
Kelly Jacques That I'm closer to my goals then last year!  
Felicity Johnson There's been a lot of highs in 2012, it's been fun.  
Sara-Maude Juneau Best would be to have gotten my LPGA card. Worst, I didn't get to see my brother much this year.
Moriya Jutanugarn I won the final stage Qualifying Tournament.  
Taylore Karle The best was making new lifelong friends and my 12 Cactus Tour wins. My worst was losing my friend to a heart attack in March.
Sue Kim Having my mom on Tour with me. It is great to have family support. The worst - time flies!
Inhong Lim The best thing was getting my LPGA Tour card. The worst was giving up on golf earlier in the year.
Alejandra Llaneza The experience of playing professional golf and getting LPGA status, along with playing in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. The worst, not having a base, traveling even on my weeks off.
Lisa McCloskey Graduating from USC and getting my tour card.  
Haley Millsap Graduating from college. Watching some of my great friends/players not make it through the Qualifying Tournaments - a hard thing.
Kayla Mortellaro Graduating from college and qualifying for the LPGA. I don't have anything.
Brooke Pancake Everything, NCAA champions, Curtis Cup member, U.S. Women's Open was my first professional event, getting my LPGA card.  
Garrett Phillips Personal growth and time off from competitive golf. 2012 was one of the worst years I've experienced and I'm happy it is almost over.
Nicole Smith Earned my LPGA card. Don't ever think about the worst.
Marina Stuetz Runner-up as the European Amateur and LPGA card. My dog died.
Li Jia Yun I played the Japan LPGA this year. But the worst thing is the same, because I played bad there and only made one cut.
Kim Welch
(not a rookie)
Earning my 2013 LPGA card.  

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