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US Women's Open and wedding dresses on Kelly Tan's mind
Kelly Tan will spend her week off enjoying some well-deserved rest while prepping herself for a US Women's Open qualifier - and looking at wedding dresses!
The Malaysian ladies' number one has thrown her name into the hat for the qualifying tournament on May 10 at Morris County Golf Club in New Jersey, where she will attempt to earn a spot in next month's 77th US Women's at Pine Needles in North Carolina. If she makes it through, this will be Kelly's fifth US Women's Open and 21st Major appearance.
But before that, Kelly will go for a wedding dress fitting to select an outfit for her upcoming nuptials this December 17 with long-time beau Dustin Lattery.
"This is my first wedding dress fitting, so that’s very exciting for me! Other than that, I'm going to stay here in the West Coast with some friends and chill," said Kelly, who has played three successive tournaments over the past three weeks.
While she has enjoyed a solid start to her 2022 LPGA Tour campaign with just one missed cut in seven events, Kelly noted that the results have not really reflected her play.
"I’ve been playing so well this pass stretch, though the results haven’t really shown. It has been very steady golf. I just need to put a couple of pieces of the puzzle together and I feel like I’m so close to something special," said Kelly, who is in 79th spot on the LPGA Tour's Race To CME Globe rankings.
"My putting hasn’t been up to my expectations, but I’ve also been playing on Poa Annua greens and they can get pretty bumpy especially later in the day. My stroke feels great and I know they’ll start falling for me soon," added the 28-year-old.
Since getting on the LPGA Tour in 2014, Kelly has set numerous benchmarks for Malaysian golf including best finish in a Major with her T13 performance in the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. She has one title on the LPGA Tour's secondary circuit, the Epson Tour (formerly the Symetra Tour), in the 2019 Florida's Natural Charity Classic.