Australasian hopefuls play LPGA Q School
BY Bruce Young | 04 Dec 2013
The LPGA Tour begins its Final Stage of qualifying for the 2014 season when the 90 hole marathon begins at the LPGA International Golf Course at Daytona Beach in Florida where 154 players will vie for one of the preferably top 20 finishing positions although a lesser category is available for those finishing between 21st and 45th.
The top 20 qualifiers at the completion of 90 holes will earn Category 12 status for the 2014 season on the LPGA Tour while players who finish 21st through 45 and ties will earn membership in Category 17. The final stage of Q-School will cut to the low 70 players and ties after 72 holes. All others who make the cut will receive Symetra Tour status.
Australasia is strongly represented numerically with 11 Australians or New Zealanders in the field.
Corie Hou, Breanna Elliott, Rebecca Artis, Inhong Lim, Julia Bond, Stacey Keating, Frances Bondad, Emma de Groot, Stephanie Na and Kristie Smith are joined by New Zealander Cathryn Bristow in the race for a place on the holy grail of the female professional game, the LPGA Tour.