Anne Catherine Tanguay to take year off from LPGA Tour

AC Tanguay & JH Trahan

QUÉBEC – Quebec golfer Anne-Catherine Tanguay has announced she will take a year off of golf to prioritize “personal projects”, according to a statement issued Thursday.

The 28-year-old Quebec City native will have to play on the Symetra Tour or go to the Qualifying Series to regain full LPGA status as she is 130th on the money list this year. Only the top 100 keep their cards for the following year.

Tanguay citied injuries (specifically a back injury) that have hindered her game and she’ll use the time to take rest in order to “recharge her batteries”.

“It’s clear that my body is sending me signals, and over the last few weeks I’ve been digging into my reserves to find the energy to continue training and competing at a high level,” said Tanguay. “I need a break. ”

Tanguay, who entered the LPGA Tour in 2016, had her best-ever LPGA Tour result in June at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she tied for 11th.

She stressed that she will “continue to be involved in some golf activities, give some conferences and invest in family businesses” during her time off.

“I’m going home, I need to get closer to my family and take some time to re-evaluate my priorities,” she said.

This news comes just days after another Quebecer, Maude-Aimée Leblanc of Sherbrooke, announced her retirement from professional golf.