Ayaka qualified for her rookie season on the LET after finishing in T59 position at the Lalla Aicha Qualifying School in Morocco.
Ayaka’s best achievement of her golf career to date was winning the American Athletic Conference Championship with her college golf team. She graduated from the university of Central Florida in May 2017, where her team won the conference championship in 2015 and 2017.
Ayaka explained that her College experience provided the most exciting and memorable golf experience in her golf career. She recognises that golf is an individual sport but at college you play as a team and set team goals to achieve together and really enjoyed having teammates and coaches on the same side to support your development. At college you also get the opportunity to spend time with your teammates focusing on fitness, traveling to the tournament, practice and studying.