Conway’s McPherson begins LPGA season looking to recapture past success

In each of the past three seasons, Kristy McPherson has done just enough to retain her playing status on the LPGA Tour.

But just competing on the top women’s tour in the world isn’t all McPherson is after.

With her health and injuries continuing to become less of an issue, she hopes to make her presence felt on some leaderboards in 2015.

The Conway native begins her ninth season on the LPGA Tour on Wednesday in the first round of the season-opening $1.5 million inaugural Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla.