Former College of Charleston golf standout Joanna Klatten (2007-08) became the first women’s golfer in program history to make the LPGA Tour after qualifying for the tour back in December of 2013. She is currently No. 6 in the LPGA Rolex Rookie of the Year Rankings.
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In her latest start, she finished 13th at the Shoprite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer on June 1 and she placed 18th at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC on May 18.
“Joanna is a very talented player,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “She has committed and dedicated herself to being the best player that she can be and she is now reaping the benefits of all of her hard work. I couldn’t be happier for her.”
Klatten is one of four former CofC players currently playing professional golf. Two-time Southern Conference Player of the Year Steffi Kirchmayr (2006-09) and 2011 NCAA Regional qualifier Leigh Whittaker (2008-12) are currently on the Ladies European Tour, while Fiona Puyo (2006-09) is playing on the Symetra Tour.
Klatten continues her inaugural season on the LPGA Tour this weekend as she competes in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.