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Foley helping LaCrosse overcome major blow

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Cindy Lacrosse says it’s no coincidence her game’s taking off since connecting with swing coach Sean Foley 18 months ago. 

That’s why immediately upon landing home in Tampa after her final-round struggle at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, she hopped into a car and drove straight to Orlando to see Foley.

LaCrosse, 24, in just her second major, played her way into the final pairing with Yani Tseng on Sunday of the LPGA Championship. She ended up shooting 77.

“We talked about the final round,” LaCrosse said. “We talked about the fact it would have been surprising if I had played really well my first time in that position. We talked about how it isn’t the end of the world, and I had a good week for being in just my second major. We focused on the good things.”

LaCrosse is making a quick rebound. She’s right back on a major championship leaderboard after shooting an even-par 71 in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open.

“Sean called me last night and left a really good voice mail,” LaCrosse said. “It was encouraging and just got me going.”

LaCrosse said she's grateful Foley's taken her under his wing with all his duties with Tiger Woods and other PGA Tour pros. She said she learned a lot playing with Tseng. She learned a lot shooting that 77 as well.

“It motivated me not to have that happen to me again and to be that much better and stronger next time I’m in that position,” LaCrosse said.