May 1st, 2017
Susana Benavides, Bolivia's First #SwinginSiren
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Words: Daniel Owen
Bolivia. Famous for, well nothing legal. Oh, it has the highest capital city in the world. But it's definitely not famous for golf. The land-locked country is no golfing hot bed, but that hasn't stopped Susana Benavides from forging a career in the game.
One of the many things wrong about the Olympics and golf is that players like Benavides couldn't qualify, yet it could have been the perfect way for someone like Susanna to kick start her career.
Golf in the Olympics should be about growing the popularity of the game in new places and emerging markets. But, hey, we digress.
Playing on the Symetra tour in the US, Susana previously went to Ohio State, and has played in LPGA Tour Events. She swings it great, nice and simple and looks pretty powerful.