Big Break Mexico Competitor
Current Residence: Sarasota, Fla.
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
Home golf course: Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota, Fla.
College: Florida Southern College
- Four-time Division II All American
- Individual runner-up at the 2006 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship
- Member of the 2007 NCAA Division II National Championship team
- 2009 Symetra Tour Penske Driving Accuracy Award Winner
- Competing on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour and Women’s State Opens in 2013
Lindsey Bergeon admits that she fell in love with golf the first time she picked up a golf club at age 11 because, “It was so dang hard.” Being raised as an only child by a single mother, she learned the value of hard work and sacrifice at a young age, and applied it immediately to the game of golf.
“My grandfather first introduced me to golf when I would go watch him play,” says Lindsey. “And it just snowballed from there.”
In the Sarasota summers growing up, Lindsey’s mother would drop her daughter off at the nearby golf course – Bobby Jones Golf Course – in the morning and pick her up at night after work. Her passion to excel in the game steadily increased throughout her high school career, where she went on to shatter several high school records at Riverview High School in Sarasota, including lowest scoring average her senior year (33) – a record that still holds today – as well as the lowest nine-hole score in Riverview history (31). She also earned the Sarasota Herald Tribune Women’s Golfer of the Year award three times in high school, a feat no other local female golfer has yet achieved.
Heavily recruited out of high school, Lindsey elected to stay close to home and her mother, enrolling at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Her accomplishments continued to build while at Florida Southern, which included four-time Division II All-American honors, a member of the 2007 national championship team, and individual runner-up honors at the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2006.
Following graduation in 2008, she immediately turned professional. She has been competing full-time on the Symetra Tour for the past four years, and is continuing to push forward towards her goal of competing on the LPGA Tour. In 2013, she is competing on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour and Women’s State Opens throughout the country. While the struggles of the developmental tour circuit can take its toll, one thing is for certain, Lindsey Bergeon is smiling every step of the way.