A New Chapter Begins

Going Full-time

Therese’s graduation from UNLV this past weekend marks the end of a great college career, and now her focus turns completely to golf.

With the end of a strong college career both athletically and academically, Therese can look back at 37 tournaments in the scarlet and grey colors of UNLV, in which she has won four individual titles. While leading the Rebels, Therese has also managed to participate in two World Amateur Team Championships representing Denmark in Australia (2008) and Argentina (2010), as well as the high profile international tournament The Sprit in Texas. She has received numerous awards at UNLV, which also includes many awards for her academic achievements, as she graduates with a near 4.0 GPA in Marketing. This has recently resolved in Therese being named UNLV Female Athlete of the Year and being nominated for NCAA Women of the Year, both in 2011. She looks back at the past 4 years:

My time at UNLV has been fantastic and I’m fully convinced that it was the right decision to take the leap to the US. I have grown so much both personally and as a golfer at UNLV. This time has definitely been the best possible preparation for what I face now, with a professional career waiting just around the corner. Being part of the UNLV Women’s golf team I have learned to a much higher degree what it means to be part of a team, and to deal with the ups and downs that comes with that. I have had to learn how to stand on my own two feet, in a similar, yet different, culture which has been a great experience.

Therese recently participated in her last college tournament, the NCAA Central Regionals at the Warren Golf Course in Indiana. She shot rounds of 77-76-72 finishing tied for 18th in a field of 126 players, while the team finished 21st thereby not qualifying for NCAA Nationals. Therese was 2 shots shy of playing for the two individual spots for the Championship.

With the end of college golf, Therese is now 100% focused on qualifying for the LPGA Tour. Leaving behind 17 straight years of studies, she is now ready to turn her passion into her job with a daily program consisting of fitness and technical training, along with other components of the game as well. After a summer packed with international amateur tournaments she returns to the US in the end of July to participate in the first stage of the LPGA Qualifying School, and will turn pro immediately after.

It has been an amazing four years but I’m ready to take on the challenge, and it will definitely be exciting to see how far I can take it.