Morgan Creek Golf Course is incredibly excited to announce that Leila Harman has joined our team as another one of our successful, talented Professional Golf Coaches.
Leila Harman started her golfing career at the age of 11. After watching her older brother succeed immediately in junior tournaments her parents introduced her a few years later. Almost immediately she was playing in North American Championships. But the age of 12 both her and her brother Daniel Chartrand had finished in the top 5 at the Optimist Junior World Golf Championship and qualified to play in the World Championship in Japan.
After a promising Junior career including three Junior Provincial Titles and competing in the most Canadian Juniors (eight from ages 11-18) Leila accepted a Full Scholarship to the University of Southern California. She captained the 4th Ranked team and was ranked as high as 5th individually in the NCAA in her second year. After suffering from a back injury and missing most of her senior year Leila graduated with a degree in Sociology and returned home to prepare for professional golf.
In 2003 Leila attempted to play regularly on the Futures Tour (a gateway tour to the LPGA) but her back injury prevented her from playing full time. However she still enjoyed her first professional win in Phoenix in 2003 on the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour shooting 69 in the first round. She then continued winning on the Canadian Ladies Golf Tour winning at home in Victoria with scores of 68,76. This helped qualify her for one of her two showings at the LPGA Canadian Women's Open.
After a couple of years of playing as much professional golf as she could Leila turned her focus to teaching. She was recruited to the Brent Morrison Golf Academy to be a lead instructor for the academy, helping with the year round Collegiate Prep Program that brought students from all over the world.
Please help us in welcoming Leila to the team.
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