The LPGA’s Final Stage of qualifying kicks off on Wednesday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., with 154 players in search of 20 fully exempt tickets to the LPGA Tour for the 2014 season.
A strong contingent of Canadians are entered into the field this week, including 4-time LPGA Tour winner, Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, PEI. Five former members of Team Canada’s National Amateur Team Program will also vie for LPGA Tour status including, Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., Jennifer Kirby of Paris, Ont., Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que., Stephanie Sherlock of Barrie, Ont., and Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont.
Final Stage of LPGA Qualifying is contested over 90 holes on LPGA International’s Jones and Hills courses from December 4-8. The top 20 qualifiers on Sunday will earn Category 12 status for the 2014 season on the LPGA Tour, while players who finish 21st through 45 and ties will earn membership in Category 17. The final stage of Q-School will be cut to the low 70 players and ties after 72 holes. All others who make the cut will receive Symetra Tour status.
Canadians in the field this week:
- Lorie Kane, Charlottetown, PEI.
- Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Sherbrooke, Que.
- Ashley Sholer, Hamilton, Ont.
- Natalie Gleadall, Stratford, Ont.
- Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ont.
- Sara-Maude Juneau, Fossambault, Que
- Stephanie Sherlock, Barrie, Ont.
- Erica Rivard, Tecumseh, Ont.
- Jessica Shepley, Oakville, Ont.
- Nicole Vandermade, Brantford, Ont.
For scoring, information and pairings for Stage III of LPGA Qualifying, click here.