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Teenager creates women’s golf history

SUCCESS STORY: Ginger Howard

A 17-YEAR-OLD player has officially become the youngest member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Ginger Howard is the fifth black American woman to join the LPGA Tour.

She has won 78 trophies, including first place at 41 out of 66 events and was named in Tiger Wood's Junior Golf Foundation in 2003 & 2005.

Despite her previously low profile, she has recently made several appearances on American national television, including the John Walsh Show for Amazing Kids.

Based in Bradenton, Florida, Howard’s success has seen her feature on and in the New York Times’ Play Magazine.

Having started playing the game aged six, Howard finished second in putting average last season on the developmental Symetra Tour and finished second in an event last season.

Howard also has a 16-year-old sister, Robbi, who is one of the top-ranked junior players in the world.

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