Nicole Morales will get a taste of the next level when she tees off in the IOA Golf Classic at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Fla. The event is part of the Symetra Tour, and will be contested March 28-30.
A sponsor’s exemption was accepted this week, putting he 17-year-old into the 144-player field.
“This is the opportunity that I have been dreaming (of),” Morales said in a release put out by the Symetra Tour. “I’ve been really working hard this year, I moved down to Florida for my senior year of high school so that I can train for that next level so when I found out I was so ecstatic.”
For the last six months, the South Salem resident has been in Florida, going to Lake Mary Prep and working at Mike Bender Golf Academy with longtime instructor Cheryl Anderson. The University of Alabama signee is currently 29th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.