With a career best tie for fourth at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open and a share of eighth place at the following week’s Portugal Ladies Open, Australian Frances Bondad has enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2010 season on the Ladies European Tour.

With her successes, the 22-year-old, who was born in Los Angeles, California, has earned her first start at the Ricoh Women’s British Open from 29th July to 1st August at Royal Birkdale. As the LET takes a two week break, we get to know what’s on Frances’ mind.

What is your best golf tip? Rhythm

Dream four ball: Payne Stewart, my dad and Manny Paquiao.

Shot I love to practise: Putting.

Favourite non-golf athlete: Manny Paquiao

Words to live by: Find a way in, not a way out.

Love to trade places with: Angelina Jolie.

Favourite golfer: Lee Westwood.

Favourite course: Portmarnock Links.

Biggest fear: To get injured and not be able to play golf ever again.

On my Ipod: A lot of music. I have oldies, R&B and rock.

Age I first broke par: 12.

Superstitions: I never play with a number 3 ball. Lately I have, because I’ve run out of balls, I have an association with 3 and 3 putts. Lately I have used them and only had one three putt!

Lowest round ever: Nine under at the Australian Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

Hidden talent: Dancing (all kinds!)

Favourite food: Vietnamese.

Favourite movie: Taken and Shawshank Redemption.

Favourite book: Anything about forensic criminology.

Holes-in-one: three, but none in competition; all in practise rounds.