The First African American Woman, Shasta Averyhardt, Qualifies for LPGA Tour


 

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Shasta Averyhardt

Shasta Averyhardt has become the first African-American woman to pass the test of LPGA qualifying school. She is 24 years old, from Flint, Michigan, and has been playing golf professionally since 2009 and, she started playing in the Duramed FUTURES Tour, also known as the road to the LGPA, since 2010. Averyhardt will be the first African-American LPGA member since LaRee Sugg in 2001. Averyhardt won her first professional victory last July when she won the SunCoast Ladies Series at Stoneybrook West Golf Club. She also qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in July 2010 earning her entrance on May 19 in Ormond Beach, Florida. Averyhardt becomes the fourth African-American woman in the 60-year history of the LPGA to have status. Averyhardt was a four-time  Southwestern Athletic Conference champion (2004-2008)At Jackson State. She was also a four-time SWAC Women’s Golf Championships individual medalist, played in four NCAA Regionals, and recorded nine wins in collegiate golf.

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Another milestone on the greens.

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