Richdale falls to 11th at LPGA Q School

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Samantha Richdale (Golf Canada/ Bernard Brault)

Daytona, Fla. — Kelowna’s Samantha Richdale could not ride the momentum of her 2nd round 66, carding a 2-over 74 at the LPGA final qualifier on Friday.

The Calgary native only made two bogeys during her round, but was unable to record a birdie after draining eight at LPGA International one day earlier.  She will begin play on Saturday in a tie for 11th overall.

Tied for 34th spot are Toronto’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Soo-Bin Kim, a resident of Coquitlam, B.C.  Lee-Bentham improved 10 spots with her round of 71, while Kim dropped nine places after shooting a 1-over 73, her first round of over par golf this week.

Just a few spots back of Lee-Bentham and Kim are Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault-Sur-Le-Lac, Que. (T40) and Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. (T48).

Augusta James, a native of Bath, Ont. and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que. finished in a tie for 78th at +4, while Ontario natives Jennifer Kirby (Paris) and Brittany Henderson (Smiths Falls) share the 92nd position.

Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Ont. (T111) and Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont. (T128) both shot 74s in their 3rd rounds, while Charlottetown’s Lorie Kane improved 11 spots into a tie for 134th with a 1-under 73.