Ai Miyazato, who earned her U.S. LPGA tour card last weekend, said Thursday she is looking to break into the elite ranks in her rookie year on the world’s most prestigious tour in women’s golf.
“My goal for next year is to receive an exempt spot on the tour based on the money rankings and if I get a chance, I want to win,” Miyazato said at Narita airport after returning from the U.S. LPGA qualifying tournament.
Miyazato, who is already a star on the Japan LPGA tour, outclassed the field in the final qualifier in Florida and claimed a wire-to-wire victory by a record 12 strokes.
“It feels that I finally got to the starting block. I realize things won’t be easy from here, but I’m looking forward to experiencing every bit of the tour,” Miyazato said.
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