Not a lot was made of Quebec’s Isabelle Beisiegel making her way through Canadian Tour Q-School last week, and I think it is for a good reason. Beisiegelhas been through the Q-School twice before without much luck and this time, at 32, she managed to make it through — barely.
So now she has status on the Canadian Tour. So what?
“I still can’t believe it. It’s a little overwhelming,’’ the 32-year-old Beisiegel said following Round 4 at the Canadian Tour Qualifying School.
Now she can go from being overwhelmed to underwhelmed. What did she win? The chance to miss cuts or make pennies at the bottom of the field at eight events in Canada this year. Sure, it is impressive that she managed to qualify as a female player for a men’s tour — but wouldn’t her efforts have been better put towards trying to play her way back to the LPGA?
If you’re looking for some more background on Beisiegel, check out this story from the Montreal Gazette’s Randy Phillips from 2006.
Update: the Globe’s Jeff Brooke has a nice story on Beisiegel’s big break, where she notes her belief in God helped her through.