By Adrian Flores
Samantha Bruce is preparing hard for the Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying School which happens on November 16 in Venice Beach, Florida.
The senior Computer Science major honor graduate at Seattle University is the only Pinay amateur who was able to go through past Stage I last August.
Since she is joining Stage II, she has to turn pro and forego her college eligibility before she plays in Stage III in December.
If one is to base her performance via the stats sheet, Bruce is all ready to the next step.
The statuesque 5’10” Filipina has been a picture of consistency as she has scored par or better in seven out of 15 rounds this fall with a 3 over par 75 (once) as her worst single round score, has finished under par total in three out of five events with a four over total as her worst tournament score over three days and is averaging under par (71.46) in the 15 tournament rounds of the Fall Season.
She also broke program records for Best 18 Hole Score, Best 36 Hole Score, Best 54 Hole Score and Best Score Relative to Par. She has so far knocked down fifty-five (55) birdies and two (2) eagles in five tournaments which is just twenty (20) birdies short of her program record set last year at seventy-five (75) birdies in ten (10) events which she can easily surpass with still the five event Spring Season to come.
“One step at a time. To have an LPGA card is the ultimate goal,” said Bruce.