2010 Rookies - Question Four

The rookies of the 2010 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 2010 LPGA Tour Card?
Mallory Blackwelder
United States
I'm excited, but a little bit disappointed that I didn't finish in the top 20. But I'm looking forward to an opportunity to compete on the LPGA in 2010!
Amanda Blumenherst
United States
I am so excited about earning my card. I have been working for such a long time and am thrilled to be officially on the LPGA.
Cathryn Bristow
New Zealand
So excited - I can't wait to play next year.
Jane Chin
United States
I am very excited to earn my LPGA card because it's been a dream of mine. I always wondered when I would be playing on the Tour and it's now!
Tanya Dergal
Very excited.
Tamie Durdin
(not a rookie but participated in rookie orientation)
I'm happy and relieved to be back on the LPGA. It's the second time for me, so it's satisfying.
Mina Harigae
United States
I am very excited about the upcoming 2010 season on the LPGA Tour. It was my dream to play on the LPGA Tour and so I feel like I've accomplished something big.
Maria Hernandez
Very happy.
Nannette Hill
United States
Amazing! Dream come true!
Katie Kempter
United States
I feel great. I have dreamed about this since I picked up a club competitively eight years ago. The hard work paid off and now the harder work begins!
Lucy Kim
South Korea
I feel relieved because I got my card, but also feel pressure now. I will be competing with the best players in the world.
Cindy LaCrosse
United States

Really, really good. I hope I get to play in a lot of tournaments and can better my status as the year goes on.

Pernilla Lindberg
I'm very excited. I've dreamed about this for a long time and planned for it... but to actually make it at Q-School the first time I tried feels unreal.
Lisa Meldrum
Amazing! Nice to see hard work pay off and I will be a member of the LPGA in 2010! It has not sunk in yet.
Gerina Mendoza
United States
Blessed and excited.
Paola Moreno
It's an honor and a dream come true.
Azahara Muñoz
It is like a dream come true. I am extremely happy.
Gwladys Nocera
It's kind of hard to realize that I did it. I'm proud and very much looking forward to the first event!
Beatriz Recari
Amazing! I could not believe it.
Jean Reynolds
United States
Proud! I was so happy to see that all the years of hard work had finally paid off.
Dewi Claire Schreefel
I am excited to be able to compete on the next level.
Marianne Skarpnord
That was one of my main goals for this season, so it felt pretty good.
Libby Smith
(not a rookie but participated in rookie orientation)
United States
Christine Song
United States
Really excited.
Mariajo Uribe
Happy and excited to get the chance to play for a whole season.
Whitney Wade
United States
Pretty psyched. Looking forward to it.
Alison Walshe
United States
Very excited and anxious to start competing!
Adrienne White
This is another step forward in my career. I feel very proud of myself and I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. With that said, I'm not satisfied and will keep working and moving forward towards new goals.


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