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San Diego golfer silences bullies en route to LPGA Tour

Posted: 7:26 AM, Nov 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-09 17:14:50-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Haley Moore went from being bullied to being on a professional sports tour.

Friday, Moore celebrated in Rancho Bernardo, becoming one of 45 women qualified for the 2020 LPGA Tour.

"If you want to be a professional golfer, it takes a lot of hard work, and you just have to be patient out there, you're not always going to have the best days," Moore says.

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At only 20 years old, Moore broke into the highly competitive tournament by finishing tied 11th in the LPGA Q-Series tournament.

While she's in the spotlight now, she says it hasn't always been like this. Moore is vocal about how she was bullied when she was younger.

"I think it was more of a motivation when I was bullied, at first it was very hard," Moore recalls. "I didn't want to play this game anymore. I was depressed."

With support from her family — and golf family — Moore zoned in on her dream and focused past any negativity.

"Don't let them control your life, with me, just putting it aside and focusing on what my main goal was to get on the pro tour, really, helped me, motivated me from it," Moore said.

That focus rewarded with the title of "pro golfer" now in front of her name.

"It was a dream come true for me, I'm just happy with the way it all ended, excited for the new journey and everything," Moore says.