Soo-Bin Kim earns full LPGA Tour status for 2015

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Soo-Bin Kim (Golf Canada)

Daytona, Fla. — Soo-Bin Kim could not carry over the momentum from her 65 a day earlier, but still earned fully exempt status on the 2015 LPGA Tour after carding a 3-over 75 in the final round of LPGA Q School Sunday.

The Coquitlam, B.C. resident struggled on the back nine of LPGA International’s Hills Course, going four-over par in her final four holes.  However, her eight birdies proved to be enough to keep her in the Top 20 and ensure her LPGA card for next season.

She finished the week in a tie for 11th at -5.

Toronto’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham shot a 73 in Sunday’s finale and finished in a tie for 28th with an overall score of -2 for the week.  Although she did not finish in the Top 20, the 2011 Canadian Women’s Amateur champion was able to secure conditional status on the 2015 circuit by finishing in the Top 45.

Failing to earn a spot for the 2015 tour were Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, B.C. (+5, T58) and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke Que (+5, T64).