Date: January 21, 2009

Kemp ready for breakthrough

Sarah Kemp left the Ladies European Tour at the end of 2007 to pursue a career on the US LPGA Tour. She qualified spectacularly for the LPGA Tour in 2008 where she produced four straight birdies on her final four holes to gain her card. The 2008 season was a tough assignment for Kemp who had six top 10 finishes in her previous season in Europe. She missed 11 of 20 cuts in the US as the reality of life at the top hit home. But, with a year worth of Tour experience now under her belt, Kemp will be hoping she can breakthrough with her first Tour victory in 2009. The 23 year old began 2009 with a win at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Pro-Am where she defeated SA&aposs Susie Matthews by four shots. It was nice win for the Sydneysider ahead of the LG Bing Lee Women&aposs NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club. Kemp lost in a play-off in 2006 in the same event. It was also be a confidence boost going into the ANZ Ladies Masters and the Women&aposs Australian Open. Kemp finished 5th in the points table for the 2008-09 Club Car Series with a top-15 finish at the series-ending Xstrata Coal Pro-Am at Branxton Golf Club. Click here to see Sarah&aposs ALPG profile