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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 November, 2004, 17:45 GMT
Transsexual golfer wins Tour spot
Mianne Bagger
Bagger has already played at the Australian Open
Denmark's Mianne Bagger has become the first transsexual woman to earn a place on the Ladies European Tour.

Bagger was able to qualify after the Tour changed its rule stating players must be born female to be included.

Despite a final round of 77, Bagger finished joint ninth in the qualifying school in Italy to realise her dream.

"It's been a long week and tough for many reasons, but I'm naturally delighted to be able to finally fulfil my childhood ambition," she said.

Bagger, 37, moved to Australia from Denmark in 1979 and had a sex change operation in 1995.

She took part in her first professional tournament at this year's Australian Women's Open in Sydney.

"I sold up everything that I owned in Australia to fund this year and I have nothing but friends and family, but now I feel rich," she added.




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