Canadians chase tour cards in Stage I of LPGA Qualifying School

Mission Hills Country Club
Mission Hills Country Club (David Cannon/ Getty Images)

The first stage of LPGA Qualifying School began today at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., where 19 Canadians are among the 347 competitors looking to advance to the second stage of the qualifying tournament.

The format is a 72-hole stroke-play event, including a cut after 54 holes. The Top-90 and ties from the week will advancing to stage II, held at the Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, Fla., from Oct. 17-23.

Behind the United States, Canada leads the way with 19 competitors in the field:

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