Golfer Pratima Sherpa is one step closer to her professional dreams

Pratima Sherpa’s drive from Santa Barbara to Beaumont, California, is about four hours, on highways and interstates, past strip malls and mountains, into the California desert.

Awaiting her is the unofficial start of her professional golfing career.

The 19-year-old amateur from Nepal was given a Symetra Tour sponsor’s exemption to this weekend’s IOA Championship presented by Morongo Casino Resort & Spa at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon.

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