Frances Bondad announced today that she had selected IMG, the world&aposs premier sports, entertainment and media company, for global management and marketing representation. Frances, who only turned 20 in January, turned professional late last year finishing third at the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School to earn fully exempt status for the 2008 season. A member of the Golf Australia National Squad, Frances was the number one ranked amateur in Australia in 2006 and 2007. She represented Australia at the 2006 Espirito Santo Trophy in South Africa and was the winner of the 2007 Australian Stroke Play Championship. Frances also won the 2004 Philippine and 2005 Hong Kong Amateur Opens. Tony Hallam, CEO of Golf Australia said, “Frances has been one of our elite performers over the past two years coming through the Golf Australia National Squad and we look forward to following her future success on the international scene.” Born in Los Angeles, California and of Philippine heritage, Frances moved to Sydney when she was three and started playing golf at the age of 10. On her decision to join IMG she said, “I am really look forward to playing in my rookie year on the Ladies European Tour and to partner with IMG. Their experience and global resources will be a huge help to me going forward and will allow me to focus on my golf.” IMG is delighted to add Frances to its representation of international female stars which includes the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Paula Creamer, Se Ri Pak, Natalie Gulbis and Ashleigh Simon. David Rollo of IMG said, “Frances talent and strong work ethic coupled with her personality and presentation make for a very exciting future in professional golf. We are delighted to join her team and support her ambitions in the next stage of her career.” Frances recently finished tied second at the Thailand Ladies Open and was also fourth on the ALPG Club Car Series which ran over the 2007/08 summer in Australia. Her next event will be the Spanish Open from 17-20 April.