It’s been a big year so far for Quebec’s Anne-Catherine Tanguay. Solid play on the Symetra Tour, a recent engagement to fiancé and caddy Jean-Hubert (JH) Trahan, and now a victory on the Symetra Tour that all but locks up her LPGA TOUR card for 2018.
Anne-Catherine (known as AC to many) stepped on the gas down the stretch at the Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes in Kansas to win going away.
On the closing nine on Sunday she set herself apart from the field with birdies on 14, 16, and 17 to win her first title on the Symetra Tour by three strokes.
This level of play is not foreign to the 26 year-old Quebec native. Heading into the week she was sitting in 8th place on the Volvik Race For The Card after recording four top-five finishes early in the year.
Her play had languished a bit mid-year but she returned on form this week with rounds of 67-73-71.
This, despite nerves that drove her to tears on Sunday morning and heavy winds that buffeted the course in the final round.
“Honestly, I feel like this win is a bit out of the blue because last week my confidence wasn’t very high. These past few months have been hard because I don’t feel like I was getting the results. This week, everything clicked. I had really good process goals. I tried to boost my confidence all week and my fiancé (Jean-Hubert Trahan) was doing that for me too,” she shared with Symetra Tour officials.
With the victory Tanguay picked up $22,500 and vaults to fifth in the Volvik Race To The Card. While it is not guaranteed, with just four events left in the year she is in a very good spot to be among the top ten money leaders at the end of the season that will earn LPGA status for 2018.
To date she has earned $70,995 for the year on the Symetra Tour.
— Symetra Tour (@ROAD2LPGA) September 11, 2017