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Georgette Rolle wins Bahamas Golf Federation LPGA qualifier, will play for 4th time in Pure Silk-Bahamas Lpga Classic
By Dave Shedloski
Dec 21, 2016 - 5:14:43 PM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas – Georgette Rolle is clearing her teaching calendar and focusing on her own game for the next month. She’s determined to make her appearance in the 2017 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic her best yet.

Rolle, 31, survived gusting winds and an injured finger to win the Bahamas Golf Federation LPGA Qualifier Sunday at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort, defeating Raquel Riley by seven strokes. With a two-day aggregate score of 159, Rolle, a teaching professional at the Bahamas Golf Federation Driving Range, earned the Bahamas exemption into the 108-player field that gathers Jan. 23-29 at the Ocean Club.

“It was a long two days. I’m happy to get through it,” said Rolle, who will be making her fourth appearance in the season-opening event on the LPGA Tour. “I’ve been extremely lucky to have done this a few times now, and I’m excited to see if I can make a better effort this year. It’s something I’m going to focus on this next month.”

Rolle shot 80-79 during the blustery qualifier, but she knows she will have to score much better to make the cut for the first time. In an effort to achieve that goal, she plans to work on her game solely leading up to the tournament. “I have to do something different if I want to make this the year I play all four rounds,” she said. “I really want to see a different result. I’ve got to get it done.”

Rolle will be among 108 players competing in the fifth edition of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, which offers a purse of $1.4 million and is the opening event of the LPGA season. Hyo Joo Kim is the defending champion, capturing her third LPGA Tour title with a final round 7-under-par 66 and 18-under 274 total to defeat Stacy Lewis, Anna Nordqvist and 2015 champion Sei Young Kim by two strokes.

“On behalf of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, we welcome Georgette to the field once again,” said Tournament Director Emily Norell. “Having the opportunity to represent The Bahamas and competing at the highest level on your home course is a major accomplishment. This will be Georgette’s fourth year participating and we look forward to watching her.”

A reminder to all news outlets that applications for media credentials now are being accepted. Media organizations can log into lpgamediacredentials.com to make requests. A completed application is not a guarantee of credential approval. For more tournament information, contact the Tournament Office at +1 242 677 6470 or visit www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com.

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