AmeriQuest Business Services, a technology-enabled provider of financial process automation, procurement, and asset management solutions, is proud to announce its sponsorship of young golf champion, Emily Gimpel, winner of the 2013 Philadelphia Women’s Amateur Championship and winner of multiple junior championships. At 22 years old, Emily is poised to continue her successful swing through the ranks of women’s golf with her debut in professional golf at both the 2015 Symetra Tour and the Suncoast Tour. She qualified for the Symetra Tour on her first attempt at the LPGA Qualifying School Tournament in 2014 in Ranch Mirage, CA. She also recently participated in the Qualifier for the 2015 LPGA ShopRite Classic at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ.
“We are excited to work with this promising young golfer as she embarks on her professional golf career,” said Kate Freer, Vice President of Marketing for AmeriQuest. “The Symetra Tour provides an additional key playing opportunity to help her achieve her dreams of playing on the LPGA.”
“This support from AmeriQuest helps me to continue to pursue my dream of advancing to the LPGA Tour,” said Emily. “I am inspired and thankful to represent such a fine company and one that is so committed to excellence and support of its community.”
The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, has over twenty tournaments around the country running from February till September, with a total purse of $2.73 million. Symetra Tour Chief Business Officer Mike Nichols commented, “This year we took another big step forward in continuing to make the Symetra Tour a first-class proving ground to identify the next generation of LPGA stars.”
Emily’s golf career also includes winning the 2010 Pennsylvania State Junior Girls Championship and the 2009 International Junior Golf Tour Seaview Marriott Invitational in Galloway NJ, finishing in the Top 10 of the Women’s Eastern Amateur in 2011, and achieving Match Play Qualifier status at both the Trans National Championship in 2013 and Women’s Western Amateur in 2014. At Mount Saint Joseph Academy High School in Flourtown, PA, she was a team captain and member of two state championship golf teams. Her collegiate golf career included playing in the NCAA championships and four team tournament wins at the University of Maryland, after being named all-conference and setting several scoring records in her freshman year at the College of William and Mary. In addition to her golf, Emily keeps herself busy as founder and chair of the “Junior Golf Clubs Cancer” foundation, which has raised almost $200,000 for pediatric cancer research and support of families dealing with childhood cancers, and donated over 2000 golf clubs for the First Tee junior golf programs. Emily believes in incorporating her strong faith, positive outlook, hard work, and determination into everything she does. Her personal motto is “PLAY—to your strengths.”
A resident of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, Emily graduated from the University of Maryland in 2014 after earning a degree in kinesiology, the study of physical activity and its role in human health. Along with playing golf, Emily enjoys teaching golf to children, swimming, and cooking. She trains six to seven days a week and credits a large and supportive family for her optimism as she embarks on this exciting next round of golf.