The Mexican Anjuli Landron won the first FIFG 500 tournament of the year, the Nevada Five Hundred in the United States. Her goal is to be there in Japan and on all of the Majors in 2020.
How hard was it to compete in the US among the ladies?
The level of the ladies category has grown tremendously. I remember when I first played two years ago in the United States on my first US Open. Now, for example with the experience of the World Cup in Morocco, I can confirm that the level of the ladies is becoming more competitive every time. There are more players, new ones have arrived with a lot of potential, and those who already in the FootGolf business, became much better. We have all evolved and gained experience. So it was a tough competition from hole 1 to hole 36. To summarise, of course I am happy with the result. It is my first win in a tournament outside of Mexico.
What’s your plan for 2020?
I hope that this season is the one where I can enjoy more tournaments. I am working hard to plan this year, and I hope to have money and time to include the World Cup in Japan. I play at local level, the League of Morelos once a month, which serves as training for international tournaments, so since the end of January the FootGolf started in Mexico. I am very motivated, and I hope that in December I can make a positive count of all the objectives that I am considering.
Will you be there in Japan?
I have not qualified for the World Cup yet. I had a break in the second half of 2019 and I let many points that have moved me away from the qualification, but I still have these months to look for it. Without a doubt, my first goal is to be in the World Cup. When I reach it, I can think of some more "landed" goals than I would like to achieve in Japan, but right now I am focused on qualifying.
In which part of your game are you working now?
I noticed that in the tournaments I had a great day and another that must fall in oblivion, so I am working on being constant. Playing well constantly, I think that's the key.
The next Major is in Mexico, what is your plan for the other FIFG 1000’s tournaments?
I have a crazy idea to attend all the Majors of this year. But well, one thing is to dream it, and another to make it happen, but nothing prevents me from trying.
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