Queensland star Kay makes the move to the pro ranks

Queensland’s Rebecca Kay has made the decision to turn pro this week following a successful stint at the LPGA Q-School.

Kay, who plays out of Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club, advanced to the second stage of the LPGA Q-School recently, which was enough to at least guarantee her partial status on the LPGA feeder Symetra Tour for 2020.

Rebecca Kay Becky Kay with the 2018 Riversdsale Cup (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“I’ve had quite a successful amateur career and I’m super grateful for everyone who has helped me get this far, but I feel I’m ready to jump in the deep end,” Kay said.

“I feel it’s been a long time coming…since the age of 13 I have been in Golf Australia and Queensland Academy of Sport programs and I’ve had so much support which has made these goals attainable.”

“I’ve been very lucky to have had experiences in professional events with the help of both Golf Australia and the ALPG and I think the time is now right.”

“I’d really like to thank everyone at Golf Australia and QAS for their support over the past seven or eight years.

The 20-year-old Kay has enjoyed a successful amateur career including wins at the 2018 Riversdale Cup and 2019 Tasmanian Open as well as representing Australia a total of twelve times.

She was also a recipient of the Karrie Webb Series scholarship the past three years – the first woman to earn the award three times.

“Representing Australia is a huge buzz, an absolute highlight. Each time I’ve done it, it’s just as exciting as the last,” Kay said.

“To get to meet Karrie is just unbelievable and I couldn’t be more thankful.”

The second stage of the LPGA Q-School kicks off on October 12th, where Kay will be looking to further improve her status on the Symetra Tour for the 2020 season.