ST. LOUIS — One of the most impressive – but somewhat unknown in the U.S. – players at last year’s Women’s Am was Australian Stephanie Na.
Na, along with eventual champion Amanda Blumenherst, wrapped up stroke-play medalist honors at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club. She was beaten by Azahara Munoz in the quarterfinals. At the time, Na was the No. 1-ranked female amateur in Australia.
I did a little digging and it turns out Na is now on the Ladies European Tour. She turned pro in January and earned conditional status on the LET. In five LET starts this year, her best finish is a tie for third at the SAS Ladies Masters last month.
The 20-year-old has a lot of time left to develop herself as a pro. Good luck, mate.