LPGA Qualifying Tournament – Stage I
Daytona Beach, Florida
September 5, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn shot 6-under par 66 on the Champions Course at LPGA International on Wednesday to take the lead at the first stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. Jutanugarn holds the 36-hole lead by one shot over Americans Jaye Marie Green and Garrett Phillips.
The 18-year old Bangkok native started the second round four shots behind first-round leader Rachel Rohanna, who finished with a 3-over 75 and currently sits sixth.
Green matched Jutanugarn’s 66 for low round of the day, but sits one shot off the lead after starting the day at 2-under. Phillips, a former University of Georgia standout, carded a 5-under 67 and is tied for second with Green at 8-under after two days of play.
After 36 holes of play, 80 players made the cut which fell at 4-over-par 148. Third-round play begins at 7:45am on the Champions Course with the leaders teeing off at 9:55am.
The top-60 and ties on Friday will move on to the second stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, to be held Oct. 9-12, at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. The top 70 and ties from Stage II will advance into the final Qualifying Tournament Stage III.The final Stage III Q-school will be contested over 90 holes Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, on both the Champions and Legends courses at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Top finishers in the final stage will earn 2013 LPGA membership (total number of cards TBD) and all others who make the cut will receive Symetra Tour status.
Topics: LPGA Qualifying Tournament