Laetitia Beck of Israel plays her second shot on the par 5, 12th hole during the first round of the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship on the West Course at Westchester Country Club on June 11, 2015, in Harrison, New York. Laetitia Beck of Israel plays her second shot on the par 5, 12th hole during the first round of the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship on the West Course at Westchester Country Club on June 11, 2015, in Harrison, New York. Laetitia Beck is the first Israeli to qualify for the LPGA. (Photo: David Cannon / Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series)

For Laetitia Beck, home is on the golf course

After a strong start on the LPGA circuit, Beck says she's finding her focus and enjoying her globetrotting lifestyle.

Laetitia Beck is used to being the new girl in town. She was born in Belgium and moved to Israel at 6, where she spent most of her time at an 18-hole golf course in her new country. She won the Israeli Open when she was 12. Then she attended a prestigious boarding school in Florida and enrolled at Duke University in North Carolina, where she helped the golf team win the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.

After graduation, she became the first Israeli on the LPGA tour. This week, she's in Westchester County, New York, holding her own at one of the tour's biggest events – the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Beck's next goal is to represent the Israeli Olympic golf team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, when the sport returns to the Olympic Games. But for now, Beck wants to use her pro status for more than competition and upward mobility. She also wants to be an inspiration to fellow athletes back home and to help make the sport she loves become even more popular in her home country.

Laetitia Beck of Israel plays her tee shot on the par 4, 13th hole during the first round of the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship on the West Course at Westchester Country Club on June 11, 2015 in Harrison, New York. Laetitia Beck of Israel plays her second shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. (Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images)

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For Laetitia Beck, home is on the golf course
After a strong start on the LPGA circuit, Beck says she's finding her focus and enjoying her globetrotting lifestyle.