Kyriacou – photo Ladies European Tour
2020 has been a tough one for professional golfers generally, and Australian golfers in particular, because of the tyranny of distance they have faced in trying to ply their trade.
There have been some notable examples of those who have emerged with considerable success despite those difficulties however and one such golfer is New South Wales’ Stephanie Kyriacou.
Kyriacou, who turned 20 this past weekend, has recorded a win and six top tens in tens starts in her rookie season on the Ladies European Tour, has accumulated close to €100,000 in earnings and will comfortably be named rookie of the year when the season draws to a close in Spain this weekend.
Kyriacou turned professional following her victory in the Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic as an amateur in February which earned her the right to play the LET in 2020 and she has taken full advantage.
The Sydney golfer finished runner-up at this week’s LET event in Saudi Arabia, with a stunning final round of 63 which included two eagles including a hole out at the last to follow her 4th place also in Saudi Arabia a week earlier.
She now plays the Andalucia Open de Spain to finish off what has been a remarkable season in so many respects.
Footnote – Kyriacou has made the decision to head home to Sydney ahead of the final event as having booked her return flight home earlier in the season before qualifying for the end of season event, there was not another option until February.
Kyriacou with her trophy in Bonville earlier this year – Tristan Jones LET