Morgan Pressel will tee it up with her younger sister, Madison, for the first time in a professional event this week at the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas.
Morgan, 24, a two-time LPGA winner, is three years older than Madison, a senior at the University of Texas who is playing as an amateur.
“This is her dream,” Morgan said in an LPGA release. “I remember when I played in my first tournament, how exciting it was to soak it all in, and it kind of became a reality that this is something I could do for a living. I hope she gets a great experience this week.”
Madison, the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year in 2011, is playing in her first LPGA event. She earned a spot through a special collegiate qualifier for the North Texas LPGA Shootout. Morgan played the U.S. Women’s Open as her first LPGA event when she was 13. At the time, Morgan was the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. She won the Kraft Nabisco Championship when she was 18, becoming the youngest winner of a major.
Madison is one of four amateurs who qualified for this week’s event. Casey Grice of the University of North Carolina also earned a spot through the Shootout’s collegiate qualifier. A pair of Texas high school players, Haley Mills of Fort Worth and Taylor Coleman of San Antonia, earned spots through a special Shootout high school qualifier.