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Mika Miyazato turns pro after qualifying for LPGA card

Updated: December 9, 2008, 7:56 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- There will be a second Miyazato on the LPGA Tour next season.

Japanese golfer Mika Miyazato announced Tuesday she will turn professional after earning a Tour card.

The 19-year-old Miyazato, no relation to LPGA regular Ai Miyazato, finished in the top 20 at the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament in Florida on Sunday to earn full playing status for 2009.

She tied for 12th with an 8-under 352 after 90 holes in the qualifying tournament.

"I have only taken the ...

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