Prange Misses Cut Enjoys Opportunity


2005 Safeway ClassicEditor's Note: Reid Hutchins is following Big Break V winner Ashley Prange all week at the Safeway Classic. Reid is Director of Public Relations for the Safeway Classic and Safeway International and is the owner of Hutchins Advertising in Portland Ore.
Ashley Prange
Ashley Prange missed the cut but will try to earn her LPGA card the next couple of weeks on the Duramed Futures Tour.
Its been quite a whirlwind, said Ashley Prange, Saturday after a disappointing round of 77, left her well back of the leaders at the Safeway Classic, but it is a moment I will cherish forever.
Obviously I could have played better, said Prange. I was hitting the ball solid, but my putter failed me. But I will work hard on that so I can get back out here next year.
Prange, who is currently 4th on the Duramed Futures Tour money list, can earn a tour card for 2007 if she finishes in the top 5. With two Futures events to go after this week, Prange said she has not looked at the scores on line at all. I wanted to focus all my efforts on my play here in Portland.'
Pranges round featured three birdies to go along with six bogeys and one double. Her 10-over total for the event left her near the back of the field of 137.
This whirlwind is over for Ashley. Now she puts her focus back on the Futures Tour and earning her tour card for 2007. If so, the attention and focus that she has experienced the past few months will prove invaluable as she works to pursue her dream of being a permanent member on the LPGA tour.
I had a blast, said Ashley.
So did golf fans in Portland and all around the country this week watching her big break.
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