Keith Barnes profiles Pine-Richland golfer Lauren Freyvogel.
"Lauren Freyvogel has golfed in tournaments throughout the winter and it paid off in a way she never expected.
On April 1, the Pine-Richland sophomore shot a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Women's Health Classic Junior Challenge at The Links at Stoney Point in Greenwood, S.C., and put up a 77 in the second round for a final total of 3-over 147 to win the event by four strokes over Kathryn Carson of Mooresville, N.C.
With the victory, Freyvogel earned a spot in the LPGA Symetra Tour Women's Health Classic May 11-14 at the same course. Only the winner of the junior event received a sponsorship exemption to participate in the Symetra Tour, which is one of the few developmental tours for the LPGA available in women's golf.
"It was a great tournament and I'd just like to thank them for giving us this amazing opportunity," Freyvogel said. "I'm super excited and I'm not really sure what to expect, but I just have to play my game and be the best that I can, stay in the moment and enjoy every single thing I can that week.""