Caligiore’s game on the upswing
July 10, 2018


WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, fired rounds of 74-73 last week at West Orange Country Club to finish in a tie for fifth place among professionals and tied for eighth place overall in a National Women's Golf Association tournament.

The former Lake Placid Blue Bomber and the only female All-America golfer in St. Lawrence University history recorded five birdies over the 36-hole event in Winter Garden, Florida, just outside Orlando. Caligiore's two-day trip around the 6,200-yard, par 71 layout, in stifling heat, was highlighted by a final round that saw her hit 16 greens in regulation.

The event took place a month after finishing just outside the top 10 at the Connecticut Open.

"After Connecticut, I went back to work, especially on my short game for the whole month of June," said Caligiore, who balances practice and playing with a full-time position at Orange County National Golf Center in Orlando. "I've spent lots of time on the full swing with my coach Nick Adcock. We've re-tooled it quite a bit since last fall. From tee to green, my game has really come together. I'm hitting it farther and more consistently. That, along with a solid short game, is really helping me compete at a higher level."

In her opening round at West Orange, Caligiore saved par on 60 percent of her missed greens to salvage the 74.

"The greens I missed weren't by much," she said. "And I was able to chip it close."

Caligiore's next event will take place at the Georgia Open in the suburbs of Atlanta. The 36-hole competition is set for July 16-17. Thereafter, her attention will turn to the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Palm Springs, California in late August.

"I'm excited with where my game is, and where it's heading, and I can't wait to see my hard work pay off over the next couple of months," she said.

Supporters can help Caligiore on that journey by making a donation of any size and leaving an encouraging message on her Go Fund Me page (, or send the same to Aimee Caligiore, P.O. Box 1390, Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946.


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