New South Wales golfer Sarah Kemp’s 9th place finish at last week’s Ladies European Tour event in India continues a rewarding return to the Ladies European Tour after several years dividing her attention between the LPGA and LET Tours.
Late in 2017 Kemp made the difficult decision to focus her attention on Europe after losing virtually all status on the LPGA Tour.
Rather than go through the process of trying to regain that status she made the decision to play only in Europe where she had experienced reasonable success earlier in her career and on the occasions in which she had ventured across the Atlantic from the USA.
In 2018 Kemp has been inside the top 12 in six of her 12 Ladies European Tour starts and she now lies in 5th place on the Order of Merit.
Kemp’s best finish of the season came when runner-up in Morocco and when 3rd in France.
Kemp first joined the Ladies European Tour in 2006 but in 2008 earned the right to play the LPGA Tour and has split her focus between the two tours for much of her career since.
Kemp has played three LPGA Tour events in 2018 although only one has been in the US where she qualified to play the US Women’s Open. She also played The Evian Championship in France courtesy of her Ladies European Tour status and the Australian Women’s Open in Adelaide.
Kemp was a former leading amateur in Australia and, while that success has not yet been carried over to the professional ranks, that she continues to put herself into position on the Ladies European Tour should see a breakthrough win before long for the still only 32 year old.