Florida Sectional Qualifying Tournament 2007

South Korean Choi earns medalist honors at second LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament
34 players advance to final stage in November

VENICE, Fla., Oct. 5, 2007 – The second leg of the LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament is complete and 34 players are packing their bags for a trip to Daytona Beach in late November. Na-Yeon Choi shot a 1-over par 73 in Friday's final round to earn medalist honors at the Venice LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament at Plantation Golf and Country Club. She finished the week at 7-under-par (67-70-71-73=281), two-shots ahead of Angie Hill of Ohio and Rhode Island's Anna Grzebien. The final cut came at 294 (+6) and 34 players from the sectional advanced to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

Choi, who led wire-to-wire this week, began the day with a two-shot lead over fellow South Korean Hee Young Park at 8-under-par. She made bogey on hole 1, but recovered with a birdie on hole 4 to make the turn at even-par for the day. The 19-year-old carded a birdie on hole 15 before hitting her second shot out of bounds on hole 16, a par-5. She made double bogey on the hole, but finished the day at 1-over with a two-shot advantage.

“I was so happy to win wire-to-wire,” said Choi, following her round. “I just tried to play relaxed. I didn't make a lot of birdies today, but it was okay. I just tried to have fun.”

Choi, who tied a tournament-low with a 67 in the first round, has won on the KLPGA once in each of her four years on the tour, including a three-stroke victory two weeks ago at the Shinsegye Cup KLPGA Championship. She is currently fourth on the 2007 KLPGA ADT CAPS Money List after making the cut in all 12 of her starts this year with eight top-10 finishes. Choi's best LPGA Tour finish came at the 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship where she fired a 2-under-par 214 to tie for 11th. She also played this season at the U.S. Women's Open and the Evian Masters, missing the cut at both.

“There will be players from all over the world in Daytona,” said Choi. “It will be a challenge for me.”

Hill, the medalist at the 2006 Venice qualifier, shot even-par 72 in the final round to finish in a tie for second at 5-under-par (68-72-71-72=283). Despite making bogey on three of her last four holes, the College of Charleston graduate made birdies on holes 2, 4 and 10 to advance to the final stage for the second consecutive year.

“It's just one more step,” said the 24-year-old Hill. “I played all year and tried to get on through the Futures Tour. It doesn't matter who wins here, it's all about making it to LPGA International.”

The 2006 Southern Conference Player of the Year at the College of Charleston, Hill played 19 events with 11 cuts made on the Duramed Futures Tour in 2007.

Grzebien, who started the day tied for third place with Hill, also shot even-par 72 on Friday to tie for second place at 5-under-par (71-69-71-72=283). Grzebien, the 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Individual Champion, made birdies on holes 4 and 18 and bogies on holes 5 and 16 to advance to Daytona Beach on her first ever attempt.

“I played well all week and was just consistent with fairways and greens,” said the 22-year-old Grzebien. “It was good to come out here and play solid.”

A graduate of Duke, Grzebien also won three NCAA Division I Women's Golf team titles at the school.

The first two days, players competed on both the Bobcat and Panther courses at Plantation Golf and Country Club, playing each of the courses once before the cut was made to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes. The final two rounds were played on the 6,412-yard Bobcat Course. The top-30 players and ties after 72 holes advance to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The Venice qualifier is the second of the LPGA Tour's two sectional qualifying events in 2007. The first was at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., two weeks ago. The top-30 finishers and ties from each qualifier join current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their status and the players who finished sixth through 15th on the final 2007 Duramed Futures Tour money list at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

 

2007 Sectional Q-School
PLANTATION GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
VENICE, FLORIDA
Friday, October 5, 2007
Final Round Summary

**Top 30 and ties advance to the final stage of qualifying school
November 28-December 2 at LPGA International.**

1 Na-Yeon Choi 67-70-71-73 281 -7
T2 Angie Hill 68-72-71-72 283 -5
T2 Anna Grzebien 71-69-71-72 283 -5
4 Hee Young Park 69-73-68-74 284 -4
T5 *Sandra Gal 72-71-69-74 286 -2
T5 Sofie Andersson 71-72-72-71 286 -2
7 Samantha Head 71-73-69-74 287 -1
8 Mo Martin 73-71-70-74 288 E
9 Kim Welch 73-72-71-73 289 +1
T10 Leah Hart 73-67-78-72 290 +2
T10 Tiffany Tavee 72-74-74-70 290 +2
T10 Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff 73-74-74-69 290 +2
T13 Pornanong Phatlum 74-71-71-75 291 +3
T13 Shayna Miyajima 68-76-72-75 291 +3
T13 Ashley Gomes 73-73-74-71 291 +3
T13 Misun Cho 74-71-71-75 291 +3
T17 Mandy Goins 75-71-72-74 292 +4
T17 Sarah Oh 74-72-72-74 292 +4
T17 Vanessa Brockett 69-77-74-72 292 +4
T17 Jennifer Greggain 71-73-76-72 292 +4
T21 Adrienne White 73-72-72-76 293 +5
T21 Anastasia Kostina 72-73-72-76 293 +5
T21 Nikki Garrett 73-75-72-73 293 +5
T21 Leah Wigger 74-73-75-71 293 +5
T21 Lauren Espinosa 72-74-75-72 293 +5
T26 Lori Atsedes 71-74-73-76 294 +6
T26 *Manuela Maria Tarazona 74-73-72-75 294 +6
T26 Chris Brady 72-72-72-78 294 +6
T26 Michelle Simpson 75-71-70-78 294 +6
T26 Rachel Bailey 70-76-74-74 294 +6
T26 *Shanshan Feng 75-72-74-73 294 +6
T26 Kiran Matharu 74-76-73-71 294 +6
T26 Sarah Kemp 76-70-74-74 294 +6
T26 Hanna Kang 74-73-74-73 294 +6
T35 Jenna Pearson 74-76-72-73 295 +7
T35 Corina Kelepouris 70-75-75-75 295 +7
T35 Cortney Reno 72-74-72-77 295 +7
T35 *Stefanie Page 74-74-74-73 295 +7
39 Salimah Mussani 74-72-70-80 296 +8
T40 Kelly Cavanaugh 73-76-75-73 297 +9
T40 Angela Buzminski 75-73-76-73 297 +9
T40 Sarah Tiller 76-74-73-74 297 +9
T40 Stephanie Dukes 76-73-70-78 297 +9
T40 Amanda McCurdy 71-74-74-78 297 +9
T40 Meghan Little 72-71-76-78 297 +9
T40 Katie Allison 76-74-71-76 297 +9
T40 Jessica Shepley 76-73-71-77 297 +9
T40 Heather Angell 71-76-73-77 297 +9
T49 Gwladys Nocera 74-74-72-78 298 +10
T49 *Gerina Mendoza 75-72-72-79 298 +10
T49 *Lili Alvarez 75-75-76-72 298 +10
T49 Jenny Suh 72-75-77-74 298 +10
T53 Hyun-Hwa Sim 70-73-76-80 299 +11
T53 Kim Augusta 76-74-71-78 299 +11
T55 Kwan-Chih Lu 76-73-75-76 300 +12
T55 Tiranan Yoopan 77-73-73-77 300 +12
T55 Ulrika Ljungman-Smith 76-72-74-78 300 +12
T55 Nicole Keller 71-75-78-76 300 +12
59 Hiroko Fujishima 78-72-77-74 301 +13
T60 Frances Bondad 77-73-75-77 302 +14
T60 *Tracy Nichols 73-76-75-78 302 +14
T60 Bri Vega 75-71-75-81 302 +14
T60 Mindy Kim 75-74-78-75 302 +14
T60 Seema Sadekar 72-76-79-75 302 +14
T60 Kuan-pei Chen 75-74-77-76 302 +14
T66 Yoo Lee Kim 74-73-76-80 303 +15
T66 Grace Woo 76-74-75-78 303 +15
T66 Jamie Stevenson 72-78-80-73 303 +15
69 Joanna Whitley 76-74-73-81 304 +16
70 Sasha Medina 76-71-81-78 306 +18
T71 *Jean Reynolds 77-73-78-79 307 +19
T71 Erin Kerr 77-72-79-79 307 +19
73 *Miho Murata 72-78-80-78 308 +20

* - Amateur

 

South Korean Choi leads by two shots at LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament

VENICE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2007 – Na-Yeon Choi of South Korea leads for the third consecutive round following a 1-under-par 71 on Thursday at the Venice LPGA Sectional Qualifying School at Plantation Golf and Country Club. Choi, who shot rounds of 67 and 70 before the cut was made, is 8-under-par 208 entering Friday's final round. Hee Young Park of South Korea trails Choi by two shots after firing a 4-under-par 68 in the third round. Park is 6-under-par 210 after three rounds.

Choi led by three shots following the second round and held that lead through the front-nine on Thursday, where she played bogey-free golf with two birdies, including a 20-foot birdie putt on hole number 3. She had birdies on holes 8 and 14, but bogies on holes 10 and 16 dropped her to 1-under 71 (67-70-71=208) for the day, two shots ahead of fellow South Korean Park.

“I didn't play bad today,” said Choi, following the round. “It was a steady day.”

The 19-year-old Choi has won on the KLPGA once in each of her four years on the tour, including a three-stroke victory two weeks ago at the Shinsegye Cup KLPGA Championship. She is currently fourth on the 2007 KLPGA ADT CAPS Money List after making the cut in all 12 of her starts this year with eight top-10 finishes. Choi's best LPGA Tour finish came at the 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship where she fired a 2-under-par 214 to tie for 11th. She also played this season at the U.S. Women's Open and the Evian Masters, missing the cut at both.

“I have led since the first round, but I don't want to concentrate on winning,” said Choi. “I don't want to think about being on top. I just want to try some things.”

Park, who was fifth entering the third round, carded birdies on holes 4, 7 and 8 with a bogey on hole 5 to make the turn at 2-under for the day. She had birdies on holes 10, 13 and 14 with a bogey on 13 to finish the day at 4-under 68 (69-73-68=210).

“I didn't think about (getting to) 6-under, I just try to shoot under par,” said the 20-year-old Park. “I had a good putter today and lots of confidence.”

Park has played the LPGA's South Korean tournament every year since 2004. In 2005, she finished tied for fourth when the tournament was called the CJ Nine Bridges Classic. That same year, she was named Rookie of the Year on KLPGA. Park has three victories since joining the tour. She is fifth on the 2007 KLPGA ADT CAPS Money List following three second place finishes in 11 events.

“I just try to play safely tomorrow to get on to the final stage,” said Park. “Winning tomorrow doesn't matter to me because the top-30 make it.”

Anna Grzebien of Rhode Island and Angie Hill of Ohio are tied for third place at 5-under-par 211, three-strokes off the lead.

Grzebien, the 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Individual Champion, used two birdies and a bogey to shoot 1-under 71 (71-69-71=211) in the third round. The 2007 Duke graduate was tied for second entering the third round. This is the 22-year-old's first attempt at qualifying for the LPGA Tour.

Hill, a co-medalist at the Venice qualifier in 2006, was 2-over-par through 14 holes before making birdies on holes 15, 17 and 18, where she rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt to move to 1-under 71 (68-72-71=211) for the day. The 2006 Southern Conference Player of the Year at the College of Charleston, Hill played 19 events with 11 cuts made on the Duramed Futures Tour in 2007.

Players are competing on both the Bobcat and Panther courses at Plantation Golf and Country Club, playing each of the courses once before the 36-hole cut is made following the second round. The final two rounds, which will feature the low 70 players and ties, will be played on the 6,412-yard Bobcat Course. The top-30 players and ties at the end of 72 holes will advance to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The Venice qualifier is the second of the LPGA Tour's two sectional qualifying events in 2007. The first was at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., two weeks ago. The top-30 finishers and ties from each qualifier join current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their status and the players who finished sixth through 15th on the final 2007 Duramed Futures Tour money list at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

 

Thursday, October 4, 2007
2007 Q-School Plantation Golf Club, Venice, Fla.
Round 3 Summary
PLANTATION GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB VENICE, FLORIDA

* - Amateur
1 Na-Yeon Choi     67-70-71 208 -8  
2 Hee Young Park     69-73-68 210 -6  
T3 Angie Hill     68-72-71 211 -5  
T3 Anna Grzebien     71-69-71 211 -5  
5 *Sandra Gal     72-71-69 212 -4  
6 Samantha Head     71-73-69 213 -3  
7 Mo Martin     73-71-70 214 -2  
T8 Sofie Andersson     71-72-72 215 -1  
T9 Kim Welch     73-72-71 216 E  
T9 Chris Brady     72-72-72 216 E  
T9 Shayna Miyajima     68-76-72 216 E  
T9 Pornanong Phatlum     74-71-71 216 E  
T9 Michelle Simpson     75-71-70 216 E  
T9 Salimah Mussani     74-72-70 216 E  
T9 Misun Cho     74-71-71 216 E  
T16 Anastasia Kostina     72-73-72 217 +1  
T16 Adrienne White     73-72-72 217 +1  
T18 Lori Atsedes     71-74-73 218 +2  
T18 Leah Hart     73-67-78 218 +2  
T18 Cortney Reno     72-74-72 218 +2  
T18 Mandy Goins     75-71-72 218 +2  
T18 Sarah Oh     74-72-72 218 +2  
T23 Amanda McCurdy     71-74-74 219 +3  
T23 Meghan Little     72-71-76 219 +3  
T23 Hyun-Hwa Sim     70-73-76 219 +3  
T23 Stephanie Dukes     76-73-70 219 +3  
T23 *Gerina Mendoza     75-72-72 219 +3  
T23 *Manuela Maria Tarazona     74-73-72 219 +3  
T29 Rachel Bailey     70-76-74 220 +4  
T29 Tiffany Tavee     72-74-74 220 +4  
T29 Vanessa Brockett     69-77-74 220 +4  
T29 Jennifer Greggain     71-73-76 220 +4  
T29 Corina Kelepouris     70-75-75 220 +4  
T29 Ashley Gomes     73-73-74 220 +4  
T29 Gwladys Nocera     74-74-72 220 +4  
T29 Jessica Shepley     76-73-71 220 +4  
T29 Nikki Garrett     73-75-72 220 +4  
T29 Sarah Kemp     76-70-74 220 +4  
T29 Heather Angell     71-76-73 220 +4  
T40 Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff     73-74-74 221 +5  
T40 Bri Vega     75-71-75 221 +5  
T40 Lauren Espinosa     72-74-75 221 +5  
T40 Hanna Kang     74-73-74 221 +5  
T40 Katie Allison     76-74-71 221 +5  
T40 Kim Augusta     76-74-71 221 +5  
T40 *Shanshan Feng     75-72-74 221 +5  
T47 *Stefanie Page     74-74-74 222 +6  
T47 Leah Wigger     74-73-75 222 +6  
T47 Jenna Pearson     74-76-72 222 +6  
T47 Ulrika Ljungman-Smith     76-72-74 222 +6  
T51 Joanna Whitley     76-74-73 223 +7  
T51 Sarah Tiller     76-74-73 223 +7  
T51 Tiranan Yoopan     77-73-73 223 +7  
T51 Kiran Matharu     74-76-73 223 +7  
T51 Yoo Lee Kim     74-73-76 223 +7  
T56 Kwan-Chih Lu     76-73-75 224 +8  
T56 Kelly Cavanaugh     73-76-75 224 +8  
T56 Jenny Suh     72-75-77 224 +8  
T56 Nicole Keller     71-75-78 224 +8  
T56 Angela Buzminski     75-73-76 224 +8  
T56 *Tracy Nichols     73-76-75 224 +8  
T62 Grace Woo     76-74-75 225 +9  
T62 Frances Bondad     77-73-75 225 +9  
T64 Kuan-pei Chen     75-74-77 226 +10  
T64 *Lili Alvarez     75-75-76 226 +10  
T66 Seema Sadekar     72-76-79 227 +11  
T66 Hiroko Fujishima     78-72-77 227 +11  
T66 Mindy Kim     75-74-78 227 +11  
T69 *Jean Reynolds     77-73-78 228 +12  
T69 Erin Kerr     77-72-79 228 +12  
T69 Sasha Medina     76-71-81 228 +12  
T72 *Miho Murata     72-78-80 230 +14  
T72 Jamie Stevenson     72-78-80 230 +14  

 

Choi leads through two rounds of LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament
Hart, Grzebien, Hill trail by three-shots; 73 players make cut at 6-over-par

VENICE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2007 – Na-Yeon Choi of South Korea carded a 2-under-par 70 in the second round on Wednesday to maintain the lead at the Venice LPGA Sectional Qualifying School at Plantation Golf and Country Club. Choi, who led by one-shot after the first round, is now 7-under-par 137 entering Thursday's third round. She leads Angie Hill of Ohio, Anna Grzebien of Rhode Island and Leah Hart of Australia, who are each 4-under-par 140 through two rounds. After two rounds, 73 players with scores of 6-over-par 150 or better have advanced to play on Thursday and Friday.

Choi, who played the 6,226-yard Panther Course, logged seven straight pars before a birdie on hole 8 to make the turn at 1-under-par for the day. She made birdies on holes 13, 15 and 16 with bogies on holes 10 and 18 to move to 7-under-par (67-70=137) for the tournament.

“I didn't play as good as yesterday, but I tried to keep playing well,” said Choi. “So far, I've played well.”

The South Korean has won on the KLPGA once in each of her four years on the tour, including a three-stroke victory two weeks ago at the Shinsegye Cup KLPGA Championship. She is currently fourth on the 2007 KLPGA money list after making the cut in all 12 of her starts this year with eight top-10 finishes. Choi's best LPGA Tour finish came at the 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship where she fired a 2-under-par 214 to tie for 11th. She also played this season at the U.S. Women's Open and the Evian Masters, missing the cut at both.

“(My experience on the KLPGA) helps my confidence, but the golf courses in Korea compared to here are different; the grass, everything is different,” said the 19-year-old Choi. “I have played in some LPGA Tour events and it helped with experience. It helps me be confident.”

Hart, a two-year member of the Ladies European Tour, carded a bogey-free round of 5-under-par 67 (73-67=140). After starting on the 10th tee of the Panther Course, Hart made birdies on holes 15, 4, 6, 8 and 9, where she lipped out for eagle from 10 feet. Her 67 tied the tournament-low set by leader Choi during the first round.

“I played good golf today, didn't make any mistakes,” said the 26-year-old Hart, who has participated in the U.S. Women's Open on three separate occasions. “I hit 17 greens, and so although I had a good score, I left a lot out there. A lot of puts seemed to touch the hole but not fall in.”

2005 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Individual Champion Grzebien made birdies on holes 5 and 8 with a bogey on hole 9 to make the turn at 1-under for the day on the Bobcat Course. She rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on hole 12 and also made birdie on 15 to finish the day at 3-under-par 69 (71-69=140).

“I hit the ball pretty well. It was a lot of fairways and greens,” said the 22-year-old Grzebien, a Duke graduate who also won three NCAA team championships at the school. “I'm going to try to go out there tomorrow and try to have fun and see how low I can go.”

Hill, who was one-shot off the lead after the first round, shot even-par 72 on Wednesday to remain in a tie for second place. The Ohio native, who started on the 10th tee of the 6,412-yard Bobcat Course, made birdies on holes 13 and 16 with bogies on holes 12 and 14 to make the turn at even-par for the day. She made par on every hole on the back-nine to finish at 4-under par (68-72=140) through two rounds.

“It's always a different ballgame on the second day – more adrenaline, more nerves,” said the 24-year-old Hill, who tied for medalist honors last year in Venice. “I scrambled more than I did yesterday. I made everything inside 10 feet that I had to. Yesterday I gave myself more opportunities, today it was more of a grind.”

Players are competing on both the Bobcat and Panther courses at Plantation Golf and Country Club, playing each of the courses once before the 36-hole cut is made following the second round. The final two rounds, which will feature the low 70 players and ties, will be played on the Bobcat Course. The top-30 players and ties at the end of 72 holes will advance to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The Venice qualifier is the second of the LPGA Tour's two sectional qualifying events in 2007. The first was at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., two weeks ago. The top-30 finishers and ties from each qualifier join current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their status and the players who finished sixth through 15th on the final 2007 Duramed Futures Tour money list at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

 

2007 Sectional Qualifying School
PLANTATION GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB VENICE, FLORIDA
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Round 3 Summary

1 Na-Yeon Choi 67-70 137 -7
T2 Angie Hill 68-72 140 -4
T2 Anna Grzebien 71-69 140 -4
T2 Leah Hart 73-67 140 -4
5 Hee Young Park 69-73 142 -2
T6 Sofie Andersson 71-72 143 -1
T6 Hyun-Hwa Sim 70-73 143 -1
T6 Meghan Little 72-71 143 -1
T6 *Sandra Gal 72-71 143 -1
T10 Jennifer Greggain 71-73 144 E
T10 Shayna Miyajima 68-76 144 E
T10 Samantha Head 71-73 144 E
T10 Mo Martin 73-71 144 E
T10 Chris Brady 72-72 144 E
T15 Lori Atsedes 71-74 145 +1
T15 Anastasia Kostina 72-73 145 +1
T15 Corina Kelepouris 70-75 145 +1
T15 Amanda McCurdy 71-74 145 +1
T15 Pornanong Phatlum 74-71 145 +1
T15 Misun Cho 74-71 145 +1
T15 Kim Welch 73-72 145 +1
T15 Adrienne White 73-72 145 +1
T23 Lauren Espinosa 72-74 146 +2
T23 Tiffany Tavee 72-74 146 +2
T23 Cortney Reno 72-74 146 +2
T23 Vanessa Brockett 69-77 146 +2
T23 Rachel Bailey 70-76 146 +2
T23 Nicole Keller 71-75 146 +2
T23 Ashley Gomes 73-73 146 +2
T23 Bri Vega 75-71 146 +2
T23 Mandy Goins 75-71 146 +2
T23 Sarah Kemp 76-70 146 +2
T23 Sarah Oh 74-72 146 +2
T23 Salimah Mussani 74-72 146 +2
T23 Michelle Simpson 75-71 146 +2
T36 *Manuela Maria Tarazona 74-73 147 +3
T36 Leah Wigger 74-73 147 +3
T36 Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff 73-74 147 +3
T36 Heather Angell 71-76 147 +3
T36 Jenny Suh 72-75 147 +3
T36 *Gerina Mendoza 75-72 147 +3
T36 Sasha Medina 76-71 147 +3
T36 *Shanshan Feng 75-72 147 +3
T36 Yoo Lee Kim 74-73 147 +3
T36 Hanna Kang 74-73 147 +3
T46 Gwladys Nocera 74-74 148 +4
T46 Nikki Garrett 73-75 148 +4
T46 Seema Sadekar 72-76 148 +4
T46 Ulrika Ljungman-Smith 76-72 148 +4
T46 Angela Buzminski 75-73 148 +4
T46 *Stefanie Page 74-74 148 +4
T52 Kuan-pei Chen 75-74 149 +5
T52 Mindy Kim 75-74 149 +5
T52 *Tracy Nichols 73-76 149 +5
T52 Kelly Cavanaugh 73-76 149 +5
T52 Jessica Shepley 76-73 149 +5
T52 Erin Kerr 77-72 149 +5
T52 Stephanie Dukes 76-73 149 +5
T52 Kwan-Chih Lu 76-73 149 +5
T60 *Lili Alvarez 75-75 150 +6
T60 Kim Augusta 76-74 150 +6
T60 Grace Woo 76-74 150 +6
T60 Jenna Pearson 74-76 150 +6
T60 Jamie Stevenson 72-78 150 +6
T60 *Miho Murata 72-78 150 +6
T60 Kiran Matharu 74-76 150 +6
T60 Tiranan Yoopan 77-73 150 +6
T60 *Jean Reynolds 77-73 150 +6
T60 Hiroko Fujishima 78-72 150 +6
T60 Frances Bondad 77-73 150 +6
T60 Sarah Tiller 76-74 150 +6
T60 Katie Allison 76-74 150 +6
T60 Joanna Whitley 76-74 150 +6
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  Samantha Richdale 75-76 151 CUT
  Jaclyn Burch 74-77 151 CUT
  Lauren Todd 76-75 151 CUT
  Yoora Kim 75-76 151 CUT
  Porani Chutichai 70-81 151 CUT
  Adrienne Gautreaux 69-82 151 CUT
  Elise Brandt 77-75 152 CUT
  Polly Travica 77-75 152 CUT
  Elena Kurokawa 77-75 152 CUT
  Tasha Browner 77-75 152 CUT
  *Jenny Schneider 75-77 152 CUT
  Rachel Newren 75-77 152 CUT
  Tanya Dergal 74-78 152 CUT
  Jana Peterkova 75-77 152 CUT
  Julie Wells 75-77 152 CUT
  Charlotte Campbell 78-74 152 CUT
  Ashley Knoll 79-73 152 CUT
  Jessica Carafiello 78-74 152 CUT
  Amy Schmucker 80-72 152 CUT
  *Stacey Tate 74-78 152 CUT
  Cathie Williamson 75-78 153 CUT
  *Jaclyn Sweeney 74-79 153 CUT
  Perry Swenson 76-77 153 CUT
  Helen Oh 76-77 153 CUT
  Nicole Melton 73-80 153 CUT
  *Benedikte B Grotvedt 77-76 153 CUT
  Esther Choe 78-75 153 CUT
  *M.J. Hur 78-75 153 CUT
  Libby Smith 81-72 153 CUT
  Kelly Froelich 77-76 153 CUT
  Stella Lee 77-76 153 CUT
  Megan Godfrey 77-76 153 CUT
  Sam White 75-79 154 CUT
  Taya Battistella 72-82 154 CUT
  Kelly Schaub 79-75 154 CUT
  Yun-Yan Bai 75-79 154 CUT
  Kim Kouwabunpat 79-75 154 CUT
  Leah Whiting 79-75 154 CUT
  Walailak Satarak 73-82 155 CUT
  Anna Temple 83-72 155 CUT
  Krystal Shearer 82-73 155 CUT
  Rungthiwa Pangjan 78-77 155 CUT
  *Courtney Mahon 76-79 155 CUT
  Marcela Leon 76-79 155 CUT
  *Reana Yun 78-77 155 CUT
  Alice Kim 77-78 155 CUT
  Laura Shanahan-Rowe 78-78 156 CUT
  Randi Meadows 77-79 156 CUT
  Noon Huachai 80-76 156 CUT
  Maggie Simons 83-74 157 CUT
  *Shelley Anderson 80-77 157 CUT
  Jeannine Fiorito 75-82 157 CUT
  Bridget Keala Dwyer 80-78 158 CUT
  Filippa McDougall 79-79 158 CUT
  *Hana Young 79-79 158 CUT
  Mary K Moan 79-80 159 CUT
  *Emily Tankey 77-83 160 CUT
  Alana Condon 77-83 160 CUT
  Chris Newton 81-80 161 CUT
  Jennifer Kovach 87-75 162 CUT
  Jeehae Lee 81-82 163 CUT
  Andia Winslow 79-85 164 CUT
  *Samantha Makovec 84-81 165 CUT
  Karlie Ward 85-80 165 CUT
  *Daria Cummings 82-85 167 CUT
  Angela Won 87-80 167 CUT
  *Vera Meixner 86-82 168 CUT
  Eom Ji Park 79-89 168 CUT
  Lauren Cheves 87-83 170 CUT
  *Lynettte West 84-87 171 CUT
  *Gail Flanagan 88-83 171 CUT
  Sabina Imboden 98-88 186 CUT
  Deanna Slaman     DQ
  Meghan Trainor 86   DQ

* - Amateur

 

Choi leads

VENICE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2007 – Na-Yeon Choi of South Korea carded a 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday to take the first-round lead at the Venice LPGA Sectional Qualifying Tournament at Plantation Golf and Country Club. Choi currently holds a one-stroke lead over Angie Hill of Ohio and Shayna Miyajima of Hawaii, who each shot 4-under-par 68 to tie for second place.

Choi, who began her round on hole 10 of the 6,412-yard Bobcat Course, made six straight pars to start her day. She birdied hole 16 to make the turn at 1-under-par. Choi finished strong, making birdies on holes 2, 4, 7 and 8 to end the day with a bogey-free round of 5-under-par 67.

The South Korean has won on the KLPGA once in each of her four years on the tour, including a three-stroke victory two weeks ago at the Shinsegye Cup KLPGA Championship. She is currently fourth on the 2007 KLPGA money list after making the cut in all 12 of her starts this year with eight top-10 finishes. Choi's best LPGA Tour finish came at the 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship where she fired a 2-under-par 214 to tie for 11th. She also played this season at the U.S. Women's Open and the Evian Masters, missing the cut at both.

Hill, who tied for medalist honors in Venice last year at 2-under-par 286, fired a 4-under-par 68 to tie for second place following the first-round. Hill used birdies on holes 5, 6 and 9 to make the turn at 3-under-par on the 6,226-yard Panther Course. After a bogey on hole 10, Hill made three consecutive birdies on holes 11, 12 and 13. She made bogey on 15 before missing a six-foot putt on 18 for birdie to finish the day at 4-under 68.

“I played very steady to start,” said Hill. “I made some putts in the beginning and when I made the turn I thought, ‘let's go low.' I made three good birdies and then leveled off, but I was pushing myself.”

Hill played three years of collegiate golf for the College of Charleston, winning three tournaments and the 2006 Southern Conference Championship. She won 2006 Southern Conference Player of the Year honors after finishing the season ranked 20th in NCAA Division I. An Ohio native who recently purchased a home in South Carolina, Hill made 11 cuts in 19 starts on the Duramed Futures Tour this season, including a second place finish at the Jalapeno Duramed Futures Golf Classic in Texas.

Miyajima, who started on hole 10 of the Panther Course, used birdies on holes 12 and 14 and a bogey on 18 to make the turn at 1-under-par. She made birdies on holes 1, 6 and 7 to finish the day at 4-under-par 68.

“I think a lot of it was luck. A lot was skill too, but when you shoot an unbelievable round it has to be a little bit of luck,” said Miyajima. “I don't want to be too confident. I want to shoot the best I can tomorrow.”

A graduate of San Diego State University where she captained the women's golf team in 2003 and 2004, Miyajima has played 27 events on the Duramed Futures Tour in the past two years, making five cuts.

Adrienne Gautreaux of Texas, Hee Young Park of South Korea and Vanessa Brockett of California each finished the day tied for fourth place at 3-under-par 69.

Players are competing on both the Bobcat and Panther courses at Plantation Golf and Country Club, playing each of the courses once before the 36-hole cut is made following the second round. The final two rounds, which will feature the low 70 players and ties, will be played on the Bobcat Course. The top-30 players and ties at the end of 72 holes will advance to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The Venice qualifier is the second of the LPGA Tour's two sectional qualifying events in 2007. The first was at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., two weeks ago. The top-30 finishers and ties from each qualifier join current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their status and the players who finished sixth through 15th on the final 2007 Duramed Futures Tour money list at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
2007 Q-School Plantation Golf Club
Round 1 Summary
PLANTATION GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB VENICE, FLORIDA

1 Na-Yeon Choi       67 -5  
2 Shayna Miyajima       68 -4  
2 Angie Hill       68 -4  
4 Adrienne Gautreaux       69 -3  
4 Hee Young Park       69 -3  
4 Vanessa Brockett       69 -3  
7 Hyun-Hwa Sim       70 -2  
7 Porani Chutichai       70 -2  
7 Corina Kelepouris       70 -2  
7 Rachel Bailey       70 -2  
11 Samantha Head       71 -1  
11 Anna Grzebien       71 -1  
11 Jennifer Greggain       71 -1  
11 Lori Atsedes       71 -1  
11 Heather Angell       71 -1  
11 Nicole Keller       71 -1  
11 Sofie Andersson       71 -1  
11 Amanda McCurdy       71 -1  
19 Lauren Espinosa       72 E  
19 Jenny Suh       72 E  
19 Taya Battistella       72 E  
19 Anastasia Kostina       72 E  
19 Tiffany Tavee       72 E  
19 Chris Brady       72 E  
19 Meghan Little       72 E  
19 Jamie Stevenson       72 E  
19 Seema Sadekar       72 E  
19 *Miho Murata       72 E  
19 *Sandra Gal       72 E  
19 Cortney Reno       72 E  
31 Kim Welch       73 +1  
31 Mo Martin       73 +1  
31 Walailak Satarak       73 +1  
31 Leah Hart       73 +1  
31 Adrienne White       73 +1  
31 Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff       73 +1  
31 Kelly Cavanaugh       73 +1  
31 *Tracy Nichols       73 +1  
31 Nicole Melton       73 +1  
31 Ashley Gomes       73 +1  
31 Nikki Garrett       73 +1  
42 *Stacey Tate       74 +2  
42 Jenna Pearson       74 +2  
42 *Jaclyn Sweeney       74 +2  
42 Misun Cho       74 +2  
42 Hanna Kang       74 +2  
42 *Manuela Maria Tarazona       74 +2  
42 Sarah Oh       74 +2  
42 Pornanong Phatlum       74 +2  
42 Kiran Matharu       74 +2  
42 Yoo Lee Kim       74 +2  
42 Jaclyn Burch       74 +2  
42 Salimah Mussani       74 +2  
42 *Stefanie Page       74 +2  
42 Leah Wigger       74 +2  
42 Tanya Dergal       74 +2  
42 Gwladys Nocera       74 +2  
58 Samantha Richdale       75 +3  
58 Mandy Goins       75 +3  
58 *Jenny Schneider       75 +3  
58 *Lili Alvarez       75 +3  
58 Yun-Yan Bai       75 +3  
58 Michelle Simpson       75 +3  
58 Julie Wells       75 +3  
58 Rachel Newren       75 +3  
58 Jeannine Fiorito       75 +3  
58 *Gerina Mendoza       75 +3  
58 Yoora Kim       75 +3  
58 Sam White       75 +3  
58 Jana Peterkova       75 +3  
58 Bri Vega       75 +3  
58 Angela Buzminski       75 +3  
58 Mindy Kim       75 +3  
58 *Shanshan Feng       75 +3  
58 Kuan-pei Chen       75 +3  
58 Cathie Williamson       75 +3  
77 Kim Augusta       76 +4  
77 Jessica Shepley       76 +4  
77 Perry Swenson       76 +4  
77 Lauren Todd       76 +4  
77 Ulrika Ljungman-Smith       76 +4  
77 *Courtney Mahon       76 +4  
77 Kwan-Chih Lu       76 +4  
77 Sarah Kemp       76 +4  
77 Grace Woo       76 +4  
77 Sarah Tiller       76 +4  
77 Katie Allison       76 +4  
77 Marcela Leon       76 +4  
77 Stephanie Dukes       76 +4  
77 Joanna Whitley       76 +4  
77 Sasha Medina       76 +4  
77 Helen Oh       76 +4  
93 *Jean Reynolds       77 +5  
93 Erin Kerr       77 +5  
93 Polly Travica       77 +5  
93 Tasha Browner       77 +5  
93 *Benedikte B Grotvedt       77 +5  
93 Elena Kurokawa       77 +5  
93 Tiranan Yoopan       77 +5  
93 Elise Brandt       77 +5  
93 Kelly Froelich       77 +5  
93 Stella Lee       77 +5  
93 Alice Kim       77 +5  
93 Randi Meadows       77 +5  
93 Megan Godfrey       77 +5  
93 Alana Condon       77 +5  
93 Frances Bondad       77 +5  
93 *Emily Tankey       77 +5  
109 Charlotte Campbell       78 +6  
109 Esther Choe       78 +6  
109 Laura Shanahan-Rowe       78 +6  
109 Hiroko Fujishima       78 +6  
109 Rungthiwa Pangjan       78 +6  
109 Jessica Carafiello       78 +6  
109 *M.J. Hur       78 +6  
109 *Reana Yun       78 +6  
117 Mary K Moan       79 +7  
117 Andia Winslow       79 +7  
117 Ashley Knoll       79 +7  
117 Kelly Schaub       79 +7  
117 Eom Ji Park       79 +7  
117 Leah Whiting       79 +7  
117 *Hana Young       79 +7  
117 Kim Kouwabunpat       79 +7  
117 Filippa McDougall       79 +7  
126 Amy Schmucker       80 +8  
126 Bridget Keala Dwyer       80 +8  
126 *Shelley Anderson       80 +8  
126 Noon Huachai       80 +8  
130 Libby Smith       81 +9  
130 Jeehae Lee       81 +9  
130 Chris Newton       81 +9  
133 Krystal Shearer       82 +10  
133 *Daria Cummings       82 +10  
135 Maggie Simons       83 +11  
135 Anna Temple       83 +11  
137 *Samantha Makovec       84 +12  
137 *Lynettte West       84 +12  
139 Karlie Ward       85 +13  
140 Meghan Trainor       86 +14  
140 *Vera Meixner       86 +14  
142 Angela Won       87 +15  
142 Jennifer Kovach       87 +15  
142 Lauren Cheves       87 +15  
145 *Gail Flanagan       88 +16  
146 Sabina Imboden       98 +26
  Deanna Slaman       DQ    
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