Local golfer ready for Women’s PGA Championship

Brittany Kelly makes 1st appearance in LPGA Tour

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – Brittany Kelly isn’t back at Hamilton Southeastern High School. This isn’t Ball State golf either. Thursday, Kelly makes her first appearance on the LPGA Tour and it’s a mammoth — The Women’s PGA Championship at historic Hazeltine National Golf Club just outside Minneapolis.

“I almost had tears running down my face,” Kelly said before departing. “You dream about this when you are little growing up.”

Kelly’s big break came at a sleepy Feburary tournament in Florida. With no prior knowledge that the top two finishers secure a spot in the Women’s PGA Championship field, Kelly finished second and punched her ticket. 

“It gives me goosebumps,” Kelly said. “It is right around the corner. I get to live my dream and I couldn’t be more excited. I have finally made it. I am going to enjoy it.”

Kelly tees off her opening round at 9:52 a.m. Central Time on Thursday. 

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