Rachel Rohanna secures LPGA Tour card for 2016
Posted October 20, 2015 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact
It’s been a stressful few months for Rachel Rohanna on the Symetra Tour. The top ten players on the tour’s money list receive LPGA Tour privileges for the upcoming season. Rohanna, a Wayneburg native, has been around #10 for most of this summer and fall. All was on the line in the Symetra Tour’s final competition, the Tour Championship, October 15-18, at the LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Rohanna’s 70-71-69-73--283 was t-24 in the Tour Championships for a check of just over $1500. Her finish resulted in a tenth place standing on the money list, qualifying her for the LPGA Tour next season. She birdied the final hole of the competition. She was $284 ahead of the #11 player on the money list with winnings of $53,867.
Rohanna’s season included a victory at the Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida, last spring, and five top tens. Her best round of the season was a 63. Her 2015 statistics were impressive including a #2 ranking in driving distance. This was Rohanna’s third season on the Symetra Tour following an outstanding college career at Ohio State University where she was an All Big-Ten selection twice. She received the Association’s Frank Fuhrer, III, Award as the area’s outstanding collegiate player in 2009-10 and 2011-12. She qualified for the West Penn Open twice, once making the cut, the only woman ever to achieve this feat.
As an amateur she recorded several top finishes in USGA women’s amateur championships, including medalist honors at the 2010 Women’s Amateur. Her 65 at Charlotte Country Club still stands as the lowest 18 hole score in a women’s USGA amateur championship. She is the first area woman on the LPGA Tour with full privileges since Missy Berteotti, who recorded a tour victory in 1993.