Monifa Sealy is poised to become the first golfer from Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean compete professionally at the LPGA.
On November 28 to December 4 she will compete at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach Florida. If Sealy finishes in the top 20, she will be able to play in the LPGA Tour Card.
Sealy is very passionate about Golf but most of all she remains humble. At the Symetra Tour in September Sealy and several golfers visited Kenneth Henderson Middle School to talk to young girls about being a professional athlete. When asked about her experience she said,
“We went this morning to the school and we talked to some girls about being athletes and what it means to be a professional athlete..They asked some really great questions… They asked us like who inspired us, how did we get started, goals that we have.”
Here is Sealy in an interview back in June 2015 where she provide a recap of the Knights first place performance on day one of the American Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships.[embedplusvideo height=”283″ width=”450″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/2eDNEdD” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/eO9ttb0h5AA?fs=1&start=24&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=eO9ttb0h5AA&width=450&height=283&start=24&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep3174″ /]
Sealy was the Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association Female Golfer of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011. At UCF, she was All Conference in 2012-2013 and 2014-15. Her golf resume is impressive with 33 wins and 62 top 5 finishes. The highlight to this point is earning medalist honors at the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship.
All Caribbean eyes will be watching and cheering Sealy as she makes her quest to reach another milestone.