The Symetra Tour season began with four consecutive top-10 finishes for Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City and finished with graduation to the LPGA Tour.
Three of her first four events were actually top five finishes, including tie for second at the IOA Championship and a third-place finish at the Gateway Classic.
In May, she earned her fifth top-10 and fourth top-five, a third-place finish at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic, a finish that put her atop the money list.
She spoke here with Hutch about her game at that point.
Tanguay then went nine consecutive events without a top-10, but was far from finished as she won her first-ever event on the Symetra Tour at the Garden City Charity Classic in Kansas in September, which earned her $22,500 and put her back in position to graduate to the LPGA Tour through the top 10 on the money list at the end of the season.
She spoke to Hutch about that milestone win here.
When the season did end, Tanguay was eighth with $76,663 to earn her promotion, to go along with her engagement to fiancee and caddie J.H. Trahan.
Tanguay wasn’t the only Canadian to win on the Symetra Tour in 2017 as Brittany Marchand won the PHC Classic in Milwaukee. Marchand recently earned conditional status on the LPGA Tour at Q-school as did Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., who was a LPGA regular i 2017.
They will join the other full-time players, Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp, on the LPGA Tour in 2018.