Checking in with Team Canada
Former Team Canada members excel at LPGA Qualifying School
Rebecca Lee-Bentham shares co-medalist honours
Published on Monday, Dec. 03, 2012 11:22AM EST
It was a great week for three former Team Canada members at the Final Stage of LPGA Qualifying School for the 2013 season.
Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Richmond Hill, Ont., fired a bogey free final round, 5-under par, 67 to share co-medalist honors with Moriya Jutanugarn. Stephanie Sherlock of Barrie, Ont., also secured full time playing status for the 2013 season after her 10th place finish while Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., earned conditional status after finishing tied for 32nd.
As a former member of Team Canada Bentham, the 2010 Royale Cup Junior Ladies Champion and also the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion, tweeted out she was wearing her Golf Canada Team Canada hat in the final round.
@RLeeBentham: “Going to sport my @thegolfcanada cap today to bring good luck to the all the Canucks at qschool #finalround #godragons”
Throughout the week both Bentham and Sherlock received an outpouring of support via the web from fellow players, fans and media.
Alena Sharp @AlenaSharp: “Great playing today @RLeeBentham! And Stephanie Sherlock! Keep it up girls! Making Canada proud!”
AC Tanguay @ACTanguay: “S/O to Stephanie Sherlock and @RLeeBentham for earning their LPGA Tour Cards. These girls rock! #LPGA #QSchool”
Texas Women’s Golf @UTexasWGolf: “We are so proud of you!!! “@RLeeBentham: @UTexasWGolf Once a Longhorn, always a Longhorn. #Hookem #Lpga”
Ashley Chinner @AshleyChinner: “Congrats @RLeeBentham great playing! A limited few ever feel what you’re feeling right now. Enjoy, you belong!! Go get some in #2013 #LPGA”
AJ EAthorne @AJEATHORNE: “@RLeeBentham Awesome playing!! Congrats!!! Proud to be Canadian!! : )”
With Bentham’s co-medalist honours, she joins Izzy Beisiegel and A.J. Eathorne as the only other two Canadians to medal at Q-School.
Check out Bentham’s post-round thoughts in this LPGA video.
To hear what Sherlock had to say after her 4th round watch the LPGA’s video below.