After firing a scorching 7-under 65 in the second-round of the Volvik Championship, Alena Sharp stands 2-strokes off the lead and has some difficult decisions to make. The Hamilton, Ontario native comes into this week’s penultimate event No. 16 on the Volvik Race for the Card and is the hunt to land inside the top-10 and earn her LPGA Tour card for next season.
While Sharp currently has LPGA Tour status, a season that has included only three made cuts in her first 12 starts, could force the eight year LPGA Tour member to return to Q-School if she wants to improve her LPGA Tour status.
A win this week however could move Sharp inside the Volvik Race for the Card top-10, putting her in a prime spot to earn fully-exempt status on next year’s LPGA Tour allowing her to bypass Q-School. While a win would be nice this week, it could leave Sharp with a difficult decision as the Tour gears-up for its season finale at next week’s Symetra Tour Championship.
If Sharp wants to make it inside the top-10 on the Race she will more than likely have to play in next week’s season finale but it falls as the same time as her third annual Bader/Sharp shootout charity event.
“My charity event is next week and I really don’t know what I’m going to do, If I’m going to come out and play Daytona,” said Sharp. “I’m close on the money list out here, I didn’t have a great year on the LPGA, I’d have status but I’d have to go back to Q-School to better it so I’ll make a decision tomorrow after the money has been posted. My plans are to go back to Phoenix on Monday and get organized for the charity tournament. If I have to come back I’ll take the redeye on Tuesday night.”
Topics: Sharp, Alena