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Golfer Hailey Davidson Attempts to Be First Trans Woman in LPGA

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Transgender golfer Hailey Davidson has tried but failed to become the first trans woman in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.Davidson, 29, competed in Stage I of the LPGA/Epson Tour Qualifying Tournament in Rancho Mirage, Calif., this past week, but her scores weren’t good enough to move her to Stage II, Golfweek reports.Davidson was the second trans golfer to try to qualify for the LPGA.

Bobbi Lancaster did so in 2013 and qualified for the Epson Tour, a lower-level golf tour, but decided to devote her time to activism instead, according to Golfweek.

Davidson also participated in the qualifying rounds last year but didn’t make the cut.She played golf on men’s teams in college at Wilmington University in Delaware and Christopher Newport University in Virginia.

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