Paige Spiranac's Ladies European Tour debut was not as picturesque as her Instagram feed.
Spiranac missed the cut at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday after a second-round, 7-over 79 at Emirates Golf Club left her with a 36-hole total of 12-over 156. Among the 108-player field, Spiranac finished T-101 out of 107 players who finished 36 holes.
Defending champion Shanshan Feng is the 36-hole leader at 10 under par.
The 22-year-old San Diego State product got into the field, essentially the equivalent of the LET Tour Championship, on a sponsor exemption. Spiranac's Instagram feed, which includes pictures of her in revealing and skin-tight clothing as well videos of trick shots and golf skills, has over 473,000 followers, which was a motivator in inviting her to the event.
While tour regulars were not publicly vocal in opposition to Spiranac's invitation to play, there seemed a sentiment among a few that it wasn't warranted. Laura Davies, who, at 52, is alone in second place two shots behind Feng, said she hoped Spiranac wasn't given an exemption for anything other than her golf ability and that Spiranac deserved a chance to prove herself.
Of course, one tournament does not make a player's career, and Spiranac, who has game to flash, will get more chances. They'll just have to wait until 2016.
THAT WAS FUN, RIGHT?!
Get more from GNN in your inbox, including great deals and contests!
If your email address disappears, it worked! We'll never sell your info.