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Caligiore posts career-best finish

March 29, 2017
Lake Placid News

ORLANDO, Florida - Lake Placid's Aimee Caligiore finished tied for eighth place Wednesday, March 22 in a National Women's Golf Association tournament at Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando.

Her rounds of 71, 72 and 74 added up to a 7-over-par 217 on a par 70 design that featured tight fairways and small, sloping greens. It was Caligiore's best NWGA finish to date, and occurred against a field of 56 players.

The NWGA Tour acts as a preparatory circuit for players seeking status on the Symetra Tour, and ultimately, the LPGA.

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Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, takes a shot from the fairway last week in Orlando, Florida.
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In ideal spring weather in central Florida, the former Lake Placid Blue Bomber and St. Lawrence University All-American opened the event with a pair of birdies against three bogeys. Her consistency continued as she went on to lead the tournament in the number of pars with 43 in the 54-hole competition, highlighted by two spectacular saves from next to a tree.

"Overall, I played really consistent golf all three days," Caligiore said. "I would have liked to roll in a few more birdies, but when I needed to make a putt to keep the momentum going, I was able to come through. That really helped me on a course where you had to think your way around."

Strategic play led Caligiore to her first payday as a professional.

After suffering an elbow injury last fall that limited her practice to only putting, the 26-year-old let the problem heal completely with orthopedic guidance that included cortisone. That patience is now paying dividends, helped by support from Rock Bottom Golf and instruction with Jeff Estes.

After playing several more NWGA tournaments this spring, Caligiore will venture north where she is entered in the Connecticut Open in late May and a U.S. Open qualifier near Boston in early June. She also hopes to get in several Symetra Tour events this summer.

Supporters who would like to assist with her travel expenses and entry fees may do so by logging on to www.gofundme.com/sendAimeetoQschool. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

 
 

 

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