On September 4, 2012, I wrote an overview of the LPGA Q-School. As part of that article I listed three players that I hoped would make it. I’m happy to report that two of the three players I highlighted are moving on to Stage II of Q-school. The two players moving on are Brooke Pancake and Jaye Marie Green.
LPGA Q-School Results
The screen shot below shows that Pancake and Green tied for 3rd position with a total score of 278 at 10 under par. The winner Moriya Jutanugam (Thailand) is no surprise. She is a well-known player on the amateur scene and her world amateur ranking is 12. Believe it or not, she has a younger sister, Ariya Jutanugarn who’s world amateur ranking is 2. Ariya is too young to go to Q-school, however she petitioned the LPGA to go to Q-School. The LPGA denied the sixteen year old an exemption. Don’t feel too bad for Ariya — she will meet the age qualification for Q-school next year.
One of the big surprises was that Cheyenne Woods missed the cut and did not play in the final two rounds. Her scores: 77+74=151 (+7). The cut was +4 so she missed by 3 shots. On one hand, it must be hard to be Tiger’s niece and be in the spot light as you start your career. On the other hand, Cheyenne will get sponsor exemptions (because she is a “Woods”) and get experience that most players (that missed the cut) will not get in 2013.
Big Break Atlantis Alum Results
The six players from Big Break Atlantis were: Shannon Fish, Natalia Ghilzon, Meghan Hardin, Allison Micheletti, Christina Stockton, and Kelly Villarreal. Only one player, Shannon Fish, made it to stage II of Q-school. Shannon’s scores: 75, 71,73, and 79 for a total of 289 and tie for 30th position. For the record here are the scores for the other Big Break Alum (position and score after two rounds):
|Natalie Ghilzon||Tied 133||153|
|Christine Stockton||Tied 158||158|
|Kelly Villarreal||Tied 206||163|
|Meghan Hardin||Tied 206||163|
Stage II Coming in October
The next stage of the LPGA Q-school will be held Oct. 9-12, at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. I’ll be tracking Jaye Marie Green, Brooke Pancake, Shannon Fish; as well as, the additional Big Break Atlantis Stage II qualifiers — Marcela Leon, Gloriana Soto and Anya Alvarez.