Paige Spiranac has spent the past year referred to as an Instagram star. She's invested the previous couple of months as Golf Digest's social networks correspondent. Today, she has a new title: trip winner.
On Wednesday, Spiranac shot a final-round 68 at Orange Tree Golf Resort to win a Cactus Tour occasion, her very first success since turning expert after finishing from San Diego State last year.
Excellent hashtag, Paige. You proved you can really break 70. Under pressure. Well done.
Spiranac beat Hannah O'Sullivan, the top-ranked amateur on the planet, on the very first hole of a playoff. O'Sullivan, 18, became the youngest winner ever of a Symetra Tour event last year.
The 23-year-old Spiranac made her significant professional tour debut at last year's Dubai Ladies Masters. Spiranac missed the cut and said she planned to take a "break from social networks" after getting criticism for using a sponsor's exemption.
Spiranac has actually worked hard on her video game since and it was all smiles on Wednesday. You go, Paige! Hey, we can root for one of our colleagues.