2009 Rookies - Question Four

The rookies of the 2009 LPGA Tour are beginning to make a name for themselves. Get to know the rookies as they share their thoughts on a few topics. Check back towards the start of the season to find out more about your favorite rookies as LPGA.com shares some insight into their lives.

How do you feel about earning your 2009 LPGA Tour card?
Rookie
Country
Answer
Tania Elosegui
Spain
I am really proud of myself because even if my goal was the full card, to be in the top 30 is such a big achievement. I was disappointed after the last round, but I realized I had a good result, so I am very happy.
Janell Howland
(not a rookie but participated in rookie orientation)
United States
I'm excited to be back. I was a rookie in '05 and have been working so hard to get back. It's such a blessing!!!
M.J. Hur
South Korea
I feel I can fly to the sky, and it's really fantastic.
Mindy Kim
United States
I'm really excited, and I'm really looking forward to meeting new people.
Jeehae Lee
South Korea
By far the most amazing feeling I've experienced. I am extremely thankful for and proud of what I was able to accomplish at Q-School. It's good to know that "following my bliss" has led me to this. But hopefully it's just the beginning.
Stacy Lewis
United States

I'm very excited and glad to have Q-School over. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to compete with the best players in the world.

Mika Miyazato
Japan
Fighting for my LPGA card was a dream, and I'm very glad to have earned it.
Anna Nordqvist
Sweden
It is a great feeling and I am really excited about next season.
Angela Oh
United States
I feel excited, nervous, and determined all at the same time. I'm excited that I got a tour card, but nervous because I know who I'll be playing against - which is where my determination kicks in, to work hard. :)
Sunny Oh
United States
I'm very excited to start a new stage in my career. The past four years have been a struggle since my back surgery, but I feel ready for the 2009 season.
Shiho Oyama
Japan
I feel that it is just the beginning. Now that I'm on the starting line, I will try my best.
Pornanong Phatlum
Thailand
I'm very happy. I will keep improving myself for a better performance.
Samantha Richdale
Canada
It's a big accomplishment. I've been striving for this since I started golf.
Jessica Shepley
Canada
Fantastic! It's another big step in my journey, and I couldn't be more excited to see what lays ahead.
Jiyai Shin
South Korea
Though I became familiar with the Tour since I have played on the Tour as a non-member, it's thrilling and it's making me nervous to join the LPGA full time.
Nontaya Srisawang
Thailand
I'm very happy. This is a big present for my birthday and New Year, too.
Kim Welch
United States
Thrilled!

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