ANOTHER Buxton golfer to achieve success in the States is Kimberley Bradbury.
Kim, also of Cavendish Golf Club, jetted off to Norfolk, Virgina, last August to begin a four-year scholarship which had been offered to her because of her golfing achievements.
During her freshman year, Kim qualified for every tournament. The Lady Monarchs are in NCAA Division One College where all the best players compete.
Her first year consisted of numerous top-ten finishes, as well as a fifth place and shooting one under par in her first tournament.
And she has found the standard of golf extremely high and competitive at Old Dominion University: “I am playing with and against the best girls from all around the world which has already, and will, continue to develop my game further,” Kim explained.
As well as playing golf every day, Kim must complete a degree, her choice being Sport Management.
Hard work has seen her earn a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.74 in the fall, which placed her on the Dean’s list.
And Kim furthered the standard of effort in the spring semester, resulting in an overall Freshman GPA of 3.64 - the maximum being 4.0.
The combination of her tournament play and her classroom commitment resulted in Kim being awarded the prestigious All-American award, as well as being invited to become a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
She is now home until the end of August, competing around the country in an effort to reduce her current handicap of one.