DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Quebec’s Maude-Aimée LeBlanc finished with panache, earning her LPGA Tour card for 2016 at the end of the five qualifying rounds in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The Sherbrooke, Que., native recorded a 1-under 71 in the final round Sunday. Her cumulative record of 350 (-10) saw her finish tied for fourth, a single-stroke behind second. She will head into her second year with full status on the LPGA Tour, having previously qualified in 2011.
LeBlanc wasn’t the only Canadian to earn LPGA status for 2016. Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec finished tied for 36th at even-par 360, while Samantha Richdale finished a shot back at 361 (T41) to earn conditional status.
Jessica Wallace earned Symetra Tour status for 2016 by virtue of tying for 64th at 6-over 366.