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    Golf scholarship awarded to LPGA Japan tour hopeful

    Promising Kiwi professional Caroline Bon is the recipient of the inaugural New Zealand Professional Womens Golf (NZPWG) scholarship. The $5000 scholarship, open to New Zealand professional women golfers, is designed to help talented Kiwis achieve their golf ambitions.


    Stephanie Alderlieste, spokesperson for NZPWG Trust, confirmed that there were a number of exceptional candidates. “Carolines significantly improved scoring average, vision for her professional golfing future, physical and mental readiness made her the stand out candidate,” she said.


    Bon is delighted to be the first recipient of the first NZPWG Scholarship. “This means a lot to me. Ive been working really hard for the last couple of years to save funds to re-launch my golf career. Receiving this scholarship is going to greatly assist me to prepare for the Japanese Tour School later this year,” Bon said.


    The Northland-based professional aims to be an established player on the LPGA Japanese Tour within the next four years. She plans to kick off her 2013 season on the Asian Tour starting with the Technology Cup on 31 May – 2 June at Hsinchu Golf and Country Club, Taiwan with a prize purse of US$110,000.


    The scholarship was funded from the NZPWGs Anita Boon Pro-Am tournament, the annual womens only professional event staged in Auckland.