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Who is Paige Spiranac?

The golf queen of Instagram

Although one-time a standout golfer at the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, Paige Spiranac is best known as a social media standout, with over two million followers on Instagram.

The 26-year old Spiranac was a top-20 junior player, who went to on earn All-Mountain West Conference honors from 2012-2014, earning a few top-ten individual finishes in helping San Diego State win their first conference title.

Spiranac won the CWGA Match Play title and exploded on social media in 2015, resulting in a chance to play at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic. Although she missed the cut, she went on to become a professional, joining the Cactus Tour.

After earning $1,050 in her first two events, Spiranac got into the winners circle at the Scottsdale’s Orange Tree Country Club for her first and only professional win. The win earned her another invite to Dubai, but after missing the cut again in 2016, decided to quit professional golf and promote herself further on social media.

Spiranac has been featured in magazines such as Golf Digest and Sports Illustrated, while contributing as a writer to Golf Magazine. She has also been an ambassador for Cybersmile, which helps fight cyber-bullying.

When the LPGA Tour announced a stricter dress code in 2017, Spiranac wrote against it in Fortune magazine op-ed piece names The Progression of Women’s Golf Is Plunging Further than Our Necklines.

She got increased attention in 2018 when she joined PGA Tour player Tony Finau among a few others, including her fiancé, for a Guinness World Record attempt for a golf trick. After Finau successfully hit 12 balls from 100 meters away with her Spiranac’s fiancé catching bare-handed, the new record was set.

Spiranac can now be seen even more with her podcast named Playing-A-Round with Paige Renee (her Instagram name), which was just released February 2020.

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