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Beisiegel breaks barrier for women golfers

May 30, 2011

From the May 30 edition of Golf World Monday:

The most significant barrier-crossing figure in women's golf might not be Babe Zaharias or Annika Sorenstam or Michelle Wie, but Isabelle Beisiegel, a 32-year-old Futures Tour player whose T-9 finish in Canadian Tour Q school last week made her the first woman to earn a card on a men's tour.


In a field of 39 players in Parksville, British Columbia, the 32-year-old Beisiegel shot rounds of 75-78-68-75 to earn non-exempt status. Seven years after unsuccessfully trying to make it through PGA Tour Q school, does Beisiegel have the game to compete now?