Instagram sensation Muni He runs away with LPGA Q-Series...

Chinese superstar Muni He wins by three strokes at Pinehurst No.9...

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Mon, 4 Nov 2019

China's Muni He proved there is much more to her career than posing for snaps on Instagram as she won the marathon eight-round LPGA Q-Series to secure her LPGA Tour membership in 2020.

The 20-year-old, who currently has 258,000 followers on her Instagram page, claimed a commanding three-stroke victory on 21-under par at Pinehurst No. 9. 

Much of the talk during LPGA Q-Series may have surrounded the controversial rules violation involving Christina Kim, Dewi Weber and Kendall Dye from the sixth round, but He's performance deserves high praise indeed given she never carded a round higher than 71 over the eight rounds. 


He earned her Tour card in 2019 thanks to coming through last year's Q-Series, but she was forced back to qualify again after earning just $33,315 during the season with a best finish of tied 27th at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in July. 

But the Chinese-born He, who played for the University of Southern California, showed everyone her undoubted talent at the age of just 20 by running away with the LPGA Q-Series last week.



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It was a victory that reminded people there is more than meets the eye. 

"Before I really had Instagram or had social media, I was just like every other junior golfer," said He. 

"Golf was the priority in my life. I competed a lot. Then once I started to gain a social media following, there were some doubts, definitely. I felt like people were saying, ‘Oh, you know, just judging off Instagram, she's not really a professional golfer.’

"It can get to me. But at the end of the day, as long as I know what's going on and how hard I'm working, that's all that matters. “I don't really get much of that anymore.

"Regardless of some of my bad results earlier this year, I do think I've had some rounds this year that shut a lot of the haters down."




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