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Final Qualifying Tournament Results 2008

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
LPGA International, Champions and Legends Courses
Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 7, 2008

Final-round interviews

Lewis earns medalist honors at LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 7, 2008 – Stacy Lewis started the final round as the leader and was able to close out the 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament with medalist honors at 18-under-par 342 (69-66-71-67-69). For the 2009 LPGA Tour season, Lewis will fall under Priority List Category 11.

Lewis, the 2007 NCAA Champion from the University of Arkansas, carded five birdies and a pair of bogeys on Sunday to post her final-round 69 for a three-stroke victory over 2008 LPGA Tour rookie Amy Yang (67-71-70-67-70=345, -15). After starting the day with bogies on holes four and six, Lewis fired three straight birdies on eight, nine and 10. Settling for even par the rest of the day, Lewis closed out the final qualifier with birdies on 17 by chipping in from the front of the green, and on 18 to secure her victory.

“It feels pretty good. I thought I played really well all week,” said Lewis. “I don’t know, just to prove to people that I am out here to play and compete is pretty exciting.”

Yang, a three-time winner on the Ladies European Tour (LET), will also compete in the Priority List Category 11 next season on the LPGA Tour. In her rookie year on Tour, Yang only competed in seven events, yet earned more than $60,000.

“Early in the morning was so cold and windy all day, today, so I tried to play safe golf,” said Yang, who said she looked up to Annika Sorenstam growing up. “Everything is better than last year, especially putting. I am so happy; I won’t be able to sleep tonight.”

On Sunday, Yang carded four birdies on holes five, six, nine and 18, with a pair of bogeys on numbers one and 11.

Playing in the final threesome with Lewis and Yang was Michelle Wie, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Wie (69-65-72-68-74=348) finished the five-day final qualifier in Daytona Beach, Fla. at 12-under-par, which put her in a tie for seventh. The 19-year-old had a rocky start to her final round, bogeying her first three holes. With a birdie on 10, a bogey on 14 and another birdie on 17, Wie closed out the day at 2-over-par.

“It’s a weird feeling right now. It’s a good feeling; I really earned it,” she said. “It feels good to get that card. It is just a surreal feeling right now. I felt good about my game; it was just pretty steady. It was one of those things where I want to play really well, but you also don’t want to play bad. So, I just played pretty conservatively, I thought.”

To determine the final two spots for Priority List Category 11, a four-hole playoff among four players took place after regulation. Holes nine, 10 and 18 were played with the cumulative scores used. Chella Choi had the lowest score after the three-hole playoff to earn the first spot. A three-way tie among Allison Hanna-Williams, Nari Kim and Leah Wigger forced the playoff to continue on the 10th hole, which Wigger birdied to earn the final spot.

The five-day qualifier was played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 137-player field was cut to the low-70 and ties after Saturday’s fourth round, and all players had a chance to tackle both the Champions and Legends courses for two rounds each. The Champions course was used for Sunday’s final round.

Final-round interviews

Stacy Lewis, 69-66-71-67-69=342 (-18)

Q. You tried to avoid this week with sponsor exemptions, and came close. How much satisfaction do you have going this route?
STACY LEWIS: Yeah, I mean, either way I did it, I was going to be happy. I felt confident coming here, so it wasn't like I was scared or anything to come. I know playing in those six tournaments, and in the last round of the (U.S. Women's Open) Open, definitely had me ready for this week. I didn't feel nervous this week, or anything, so I was just really comfortable where I was.

Q. You said you came here to win this just a day or two ago. How does it feel to do that?
STACY LEWIS: It feels pretty good. I don't know, just to kind of prove to people that I am out here to play and compete. I kind of have had the door shut on me a couple of times, but they can't do it anymore.

Q. Were there any real struggles out there today?
STACY LEWIS: The course played the hardest it had all week. It was windy, and the hole locations were really tough today. I thought it played the hardest it did all week. Going out there, I knew that anything under par would be a good score.

Q. This week with the big galleries with you and Michelle Wie, is it good to have this step over and done with? Maybe even a knew rivalry with you and Michelle?
STACY LEWIS: Yeah, I mean, it is just good to be done with this week, period. It just drags out forever. I'm just glad that I know I am going to be in tournaments next year, and don't have to worry about asking sponsors for any of that. I played my way into the tournaments, and I belong. I didn't have anything given to me.

Q. Can you see it being a nice rivalry between you and Michelle Wie?
MICHELLE WIE: Yeah. She's a great player. We have played head-to-head with each other, and I don't know, I guess time will tell.

Q. When you tee it up next season, are you going to have the same attitude as this week?
STACY LEWIS: Yes, go win golf tournaments on the LPGA. The main goal I want to accomplish is to get on the Solheim Cup. I know Paula (Creamer) did it coming out her first year, so I think I have a pretty good shot at it.

Q. It's kind of nice to see two American names up there?
STACY LEWIS: Yeah it is. It's great for the Tour just to have Americans, whether it is me or somebody else. It is good for the Tour. I think it will be a good thing, so we'll see.

Michelle Wie, 69-65-72-68-74=348 (-12)

Q. Michelle, congratulations on a great week of golf. You finished tied for seventh at 12-under-par. Can you talk a little bit about your day and the week you've had?
MICHELLE WIE: Yeah, it was a weird day. I started off a little shaky, and it is what it is. I felt like it was a pretty solid week. I felt really good about my game- it was just pretty steady. It was one of those things where I want to play really well, but you also don't want to play bad. So, I just played pretty conservatively, I thought. I just wanted to hit the fairways, hit the greens, and make some putts; that was what I was thinking about today. But, today was a little weird, a little shaky in the beginning, but I felt like I steadied the ship and did what I needed to do. I had a couple of missed birdie putts on the back nine which I thought was going to go in, but that's the way golf is. I guess if you're playing five rounds of golf, you're going to have one bad day. I felt like I played really solidly and really steady, and I did what I needed to do.

Q. What does it mean to have your card?
MICHELLE WIE: It's a weird feeling right now. It's a good feeling. I really earned it. I legitimately went through q-school, went through the first stage, went through the second stage, and I really got it. It feels good to get that card. It's like high school graduation, I guess. It's just weird. I've played on the Tour for like seven years now, I think, and it's just like wow, I really finally got it. So, it's a very surreal feeling right now.

Q. How would you compare this to winning something, or earning a great accomplishment and all the close calls you have had?
MICHELLE WIE: I think it's a different feeling. When I played really well at the Kraft, and everything was working out really well for me, it was like oh, I was playing really well and deserve to be out here. It was like the feeling like you are always on the outside, no matter how well you might play. I have come from really far below. After my injury to now, it feels like I have a clean slate from the beginning. I finally feel like I have really earned it. I took the long way to get here, but I feel really about it.

Q. Michelle, do you know what you will do winter quarter for school? Will you go to winter quarter at Stanford?
MICHELLE WIE: Yes I will. I have missed a couple of weeks, but if I pass fall quarter, I will go to winter quarter. I have a final on Wednesday, and I haven't even started studying for it. And, we have rookie orientation on Monday and Tuesday, so it's going to be interesting.

Q. How long until winter quarter ends?
MICHELLE WIE: Like, spring break; the end of March.

Q. Where is your confidence now?
MICHELLE WIE: It definitely boosts my confidence. I have worked really hard for this week, and for this moment. Even at school, I have practiced a lot and worked out a lot. I have just really worked hard at it. I just closed my eyes and closed my ears at everything that was going on. Everything that was written about me, you know, it was a tough period. I just have worked really hard, and finally this week, I actually get something for my accomplishment, so it feels really good. I just feel like, I got it.

Q. Sorry to being this up, but just from recent moments, did you take real good caution signing that card?
MICHELLE WIE: Oh yeah. If would have signed that card, I really wouldn't have been here anyway. Things happen for a reason, and I have learned my lesson. About 10 people have reminded me to sign my scorecard, so it's good. My caddie looked over my shoulder telling me to sign it. It's a lesson learned.

Q. As you look ahead, how do you want your 2009 to go?
MICHELLE WIE: You know, I kind of see this card as I can play whenever I want card now. Not have to play, or I can only play in six tournaments anymore. It would be great, because I can actually play in three in a row, two in a row, and gain some momentum. I want to play a lot. I really like this game, and I want to play a lot. I'm going to take advantage of this card.

Q. Michelle, what makes you want to go back to another quarter at school? You have your card, and golf is what you want to be your career. What's your thinking?
MICHELLE WIE: I think golf and school is completely different for me. I have two separate goals in my life that I have set out for. Half of it is my golf, my career in golf, but also there is another part of my life that's really important to me, and that's my personal life and my education. I was brought up that education is really important. Graduating from Stanford is definitely one of my top goals as well. I get all my work done and have a lot of fun. Finals aren't that great, but it's what I want to accomplish. Golf is not 100 percent of my life, and I want to make that, keep that goal.

Q. How close do you feel you are after dealing with all the injuries and that condition, to where you were in the beginning, before you broke your wrist and when you were ranked high?
MICHELLE WIE: It's weird because when I was like in rehab and trying to get the wrist better, I was just telling myself I want to get back to where I was. It's impossible. You will never be who you were when you were 14 or 15, that's said if you are. You move forward. I'm a completely different person now. I'm not who I was when I was 14, I'm not who I was when I was 15, 16, or 17, or 18. It's just, I move forward from it. I'm a stronger person, and you learn a lot. I'm just, you know, moving forward. I'm no longer trying to be who I was before, so I'm a whole new person.

Q. From a golf perspective, have you grown?
MICHELLE WIE: Oh, I think golf wise as well, I am a better player, than how I was. I have a different body now, and I'm a different player.

Q. There has probably been a lot of jealousy for you for many years now with all the headlines and attention. Do you think you have earned the players' respect?
MICHELLE WIE: I mean I hope so. I mean, I not doing this just for the headlines, you know. I wanted to earn this. The respect is nice. It would be nice for the players to respect me, if they like me. But, really for myself, it's really a gratifying moment right now. To go through the first stage, to go through the second stage, and finishing; it's nice.

Q. How much do you respect the best players in the women's game. Obviously, Annika Sorenstam is stepping down, and you are coming in to the game. What are your thoughts about playing with the best women in the game?
MICHELLE WIE: I respect them 110 percent, just for the dedication that they go through. I have been playing with them for the last seven, seven or eight years now, and I have been able to play with a lot of great players. You know, even the up and coming players, I have a lot of respect for because you know everyone out there is grinding it out. We are grinding it out for the same prize.

Q. How will you handle the expectations from the outside, now that you are on the Tour, everyone will want you to be what you were when you were 13, 14, or 15. You have moved forward, but maybe some people still feel that way.
MICHELLE WIE: You know, I can't control what other people think. Obviously, it's great when they are high. I am looking forward to people having that high expectation of me, and I'm going to work hard because I have that same high expectation for myself. So, I'm just going to work harder. I am going to move forward. There's nothing I can do to control other people's thoughts.

Q. Wednesday was a long time ago. Did you feel a lot of pressure on the first day? How does this tournament compare to all the majors you have played?
MICHELLE WIE: It's a different experience. I have played in Monday qualifiers, and all of that, but it's a weird dynamic. Like I said, you want to play really well, but at the same time you don't want to play bad. I wasn't really that nervous. I guess I was a little bit, but I really wasn't. It was a good excitement. I think my last tournament was in Palm Springs, and I just wanted to see how well I could play. It was actually a really good feeling.

Q. You were obviously in good shape going into the day, in terms of getting your card. Could you just talk about what crazy thoughts were going through your head after missing the first five greens. Then on the other side, what it was like coming up on the 18th green?
MICHELLE WIE: Like I said, it was a weird day today. Nothing really worked; it was weird. People were saying to me, relax, don't be nervous, but I was like I'm not nervous right now. I feel really good about my game, it just didn't work out this morning. I don't know, maybe the cold did something to me. It was a weird thing this morning. It was weird that my irons weren't working. Walking down the 18th fairway, I was thinking, I better see a three-letter name on the leaderboard. You never really know. It's actually a really good thing that you don't see the score. Thankfully, my name was on the scoreboard. The last putt was a little nerve-wracking because I thought I had to make it. Even after, I signed the scorecard and everything. I was like, did I really make it? It's not like, just the top-three or anything. It was a surreal feeling.

Q. Have you thought yet about what your first tournament will be next year?
MICHELLE WIE: I haven't really looked at the schedule yet, so I don't know. I don't know, really.

Q. What's your final exam in?
MICHELLE WIE: Sociology.

Q. Have you decided on a major?
MICHELLE WIE: I haven't really declared it, yet. I want to do East Asian Studies.

Q. Are you looking forward to orientation?
MICHELLE WIE: Well, I guess the politically correct answer is yes, I'm very excited about it, with a smiling face.

Q. What are your plans for the holidays?
MICHELLE WIE: I am going home. So, I am really excited. Home as in Hawaii. I'm just going to be a beach bum for the next seven days, and enjoy the warm weather.

Q. What have you done practice wise and work out wise for the six to eight weeks leading into this, with school? How much time per day?
MICHELLE WIE: I really did grind. Basically my schedule was practice in the morning from 7:00 until maybe like 1:30, then I had class from then until like 4:00 or 5:00. Then work out for an hour after that. I would do that everyday, basically. Everyday since I got to school, basically. Basically, I didn't really have a moments rest. I really did work hard. I have to say last year with the wrist injury, I really didn't do much, but this year was really good. I fell asleep a lot during lectures, but other than that, it was really good. I went to bed like by 8:30 at night, just passed out. It felt really good to be able to work, and push myself, finally.

Q. I don't want to look too far ahead, because I know you don't either. Have those goals to play against the men changed any right now?
MICHELLE WIE: I still definitely want to pursue that.

Q. Why?
MICHELLE WIE: Because I am kind of the person that I start out wanting to do something, and I am going to do it. I have always wanted to do it, ever since I have played golf, so I want to do it. It's as simple as that.

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LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
LPGA International, Champions and Legends Courses
Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 6, 2008

Fourth-round interviews

Lewis leads a field of 70 into final round of LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Wie, Yang, Oyama round out top-four

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6, 2008 - The leaderboard shuffle continues and Stacy Lewis is the fourth player to lead or be a co-leader at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament as she is at the top of the field with a 15-under-par 273 (69-66-71-67). One more day remains for players in the hunt to either gain LPGA Tour membership, or improve their status. One stroke back is second-round co-leader Michelle Wie (69-65-72-68) at 14-under-par 274. Amy Yang, a three-time winner on the Ladies European Tour (LET) and 2008 LPGA Tour rookie, is in third at 13-under-par 275 (67-71-70-67) and will complete the leading threesome on Sunday off the Champions course's first tee at 9:46 a.m.

"I played really well. I could have shot a really low number today, but it's hard to be upset with a 67," said Lewis, after a round that saw her card five birdies on holes three through eight for a front-nine 31. "I haven't thought about top-20 all week. It's just not a goal of mine. I'm here to win. Out here, you have to pay attention with your shots. You could hit it offline into some of the greens and get into bad situations."

Wie and Lewis had entered the fourth round tied for third and Wie, playing in the group ahead of Lewis, was able to maintain a steady round of 34-34 for her 4-under-par 68.

Although she played a limited LPGA Tour schedule, Yang built some confidence on the LET by winning the Ladies German Open and the Scandinavian TPC in back-to-back events entered, which were both preceded by a runner-up finish at the DB Ladies Swiss Open. On the LPGA Tour, her seventh - and final - event of the year was her career-best finish with a tie for ninth at the Hana Bank ? KOLON Championship 2008.

"My goal is to just finish in the top-20. It would be nice to win, but if I don't, I am still safe," Yang said. "I don't want to change anything, or try anything new. I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and have the same thing tomorrow."

The five-day qualifier has been played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International. The 137-player field was cut to the low-70 and ties after Saturday's fourth round, where all players had a chance to tackle both the Champions and Legends courses for two rounds each. Tee times for the final round will begin at 7:45 a.m. in threesomes off the first and 10th tees of the Champions course, with the final groups starting at 9:46 a.m.

The top 20 players at the conclusion of the event will earn Priority List Category 11. In the event of a tie, a playoff will decide the 20th position. Players finishing in the 21st through 30th spots will earn Priority List Category 16, followed by 31st to 40th, who will receive Priority List Category 20.

Fourth-round interviews:

Stacy Lewis, 69-66-71-67=273 (-15)

Q. Stacy, another great round of golf this week. You will start the final round as the leader. Can you talk a little bit about your day?
STACY LEWIS: I played really well. I could have shot a really low number today, but it's hard to be upset with a 67. I hit the ball really well, I just need to make a few more putts.

Q. How did the pressure this week, compare to the U.S. Women's Open?
STACY LEWIS: It kind of feels less pressure. I don't know if it's the magnitude of the Open and all the people, but I don't feel a lot of pressure this week. I just have to stay lose.

Q. How has your back been, playing five rounds this week?
STACY LEWIS: It's fine, so far. No problems.

Q. Today, you were on the Champions course, but that seems to be where everyone puts the low numbers up. Did you feel on the first tee that you needed to put the pedal to the medal today?
STACY LEWIS: Not really. I mean, I felt good about how I was playing. I just have to make putts out here, that's the key. I did that on the front. I missed five putts probably inside 10 feet on the back nine, so it could have been really good today.

Q. Did the wind have any effect at all?
STACY LEWIS: I don't know. I just wasn't hitting them on the line. Those last two holes played really hard. I was hitting long clubs over water.

Q. Did you feel as good today as you did the last day of the NCAA Championship when you won?
STACY LEWIS: My putter was hotter that day. It's kind of the same situation; it was a little windy towards the end. It felt similar, though.

Q. So today, you were behind Michelle Wie, tomorrow chances are you will be playing with her again. Which do you prefer?
STACY LEWIS: I would say it was a lot easier today. I don't know if that was just because of the golf course, too. I mean, this place is wide open, so it is easier getting people around. We had to wait a lot for everybody to clear, because people were walking down on the fairways, and walking in behind them. So, we had to wait for that kind of stuff too. I wasn't in the group, but I still had to deal with it.

Q. How many birdies and bogeys did you have?
STACY LEWIS: I had six birdies, and one bogey.

Q. Do you remember how many putts you had? Was it a low number?
STACY LEWIS: Probably. I just missed some that I should have made, that's all.

Q. Is there a strategy change at all?
STACY LEWIS: No. I'm in a good place. I am here to win the golf tournament. I have the lead, so it's a good place to be.

Q. Do you ever wonder that it would be great to win, but finishing in the top 20 is probably the bigger goal? Is that different at all in your mind, or are you still going out to win?
STACY LEWIS: I am just out here to win. I haven't thought about top 20 all week. It's just not a goal of mine. I'm here to win. Out here you have to pay attention with your shots. You could hit it offline into some of these greens and get into bad situations. You just have to really pay attention to what you're doing, and not really think about a score.

Q. Have you been going to bed at like 7:00 each night?
STACY LEWIS: I have been going to bed early. I have been to two movies this week, and just kind of trying to find things to do, to get away from thinking about what I'm actually doing.

Amy Yang, 67-71-70-67=275 (-13)

Q. Can you talk a little bit about how you did today?
AMY YANG: You know, when I came in this morning, it was raining. I wasn't worried about how I was going to play, so the tee times were good. There was no wind as well, so I thought maybe I could play a little aggressive today.

Q. The rain that we got this morning, did that effect the course any?
AMY YANG: No, I didn't find anything different. It just rained a little bit.

Q. One more day. It seems like it has been a long week of golf. Do you try to do anything special tomorrow to win, or just do what you've been doing?
AMY YANG: I don't want to change anything, you know. I don't want to change anything, or try anything new. I just want to keep doing what I'm doing, and have the same thing tomorrow.

Q. Is your goal to win this thing tomorrow?
AMY YANG: My goal is to just finish in the top 20. It would be nice to win, but if I don't, I am still safe.

Shiho Oyama, 64-70-71-71=276 (-12)

Q. Can you talk about your day?
SHIHO OYAMA: I was satisfied with my shots today. I was struggling a little bit with my putting.

Q. You started with birdies on the first three holes. Nice start.
SHIHO OYAMA: That made me really feel confident, and my shots were really good. My putting, though wasn't able to make it in the hole. I had three birdies and two bogeys.

Q. Do you think you can win this tomorrow?
SHIHO OYAMA: I hope I can. There are a lot of good players out here. Obviously, I would enjoy it if I did win. I am in contention in the final round. It would be a great opportunity.

 

Fourth-round scores Saturday in the LPGA Tour's
LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
at the 6473-yard, par 36-36 - 72 , Champions Course.
LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla. (a-denotes amateur):


1
Stacy Lewis
The Woodlands, Texas
69-66-71-67 - 273 (-15)

 

2
Michelle Wie
Honolulu, Hawaii
69-65-72-68 - 274 (-14)

 

3
Amy Yang
Seoul, South Korea
67-71-70-67 - 275 (-13)

 

4
Shiho Oyama
Japan
64-70-71-71 - 276 (-12)

 

5
Charlotte Mayorkas
Las Vegas, Nev.
75-67-66-69 - 277 (-11)

Mollie Fankhauser
Columbus, Ohio
67-71-66-73 - 277 (-11)

 

7
Beth Bader
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
73-70-69-66 - 278 (-10)

Sophie Giquel
Lyon, France
72-68-69-69 - 278 (-10)

 

9
Lisa Strom
North Wales, Pa.
73-66-72-68 - 279 (-9)

Jeanne Cho-Hunicke
Longwood, Fla.
71-71-69-68 - 279 (-9)

 

11
Mika Miyazato (a)
Japan
66-74-72-68 - 280 (-8)

 

12
Louise Stahle
Lund, Sweden
74-69-73-65 - 281 (-7)

Carolina Llano
Colombia
70-70-71-70 - 281 (-7)

Anna Grzebien
Marragansett, R.I.
71-70-70-70 - 281 (-7)

Anna Rawson
Los Angeles, Calif.
71-71-68-71 - 281 (-7)

 

16
Carri Wood
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
74-68-72-68 - 282 (-6)

Jeehae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
68-73-69-72 - 282 (-6)

 

18
Sunny Oh
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
71-73-72-67 - 283 (-5)

Paige Mackenzie
Yakima, Wash.
72-69-71-71 - 283 (-5)

Leah Wigger
Louisville, Kentucky
70-75-66-72 - 283 (-5)

 

21
Nicole Hage
Coral Sprngs, Fla.
73-70-72-69 - 284 (-4)

Christi Cano
San Antonio, Texas
73-70-73-68 - 284 (-4)

Allison Hanna-Williams
Portland, Ore.
75-71-68-70 - 284 (-4)

Marcy Hart
Winston-Salem, N.C.
72-70-71-71 - 284 (-4)

Anja Monke
Hannover, Germany
75-66-72-71 - 284 (-4)

Janell Howland
Boise, Idaho
72-67-73-72 - 284 (-4)

Chella Choi
Seoul, South Korea
70-73-70-71 - 284 (-4)

Audra Burks
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
69-72-71-72 - 284 (-4)

 

29
Tania Elosegui
San Sebastian, Spain
79-66-71-69 - 285 (-3)

Samantha Richdale
Kelowna, British Columbia
72-70-74-69 - 285 (-3)

Jennifer Gleason
Clearwater, Fla.
73-71-70-71 - 285 (-3)

Garrett Phillips
St. Simon Island, Ga.
73-70-71-71 - 285 (-3)

Sarah Kemp
Australia
71-77-65-72 - 285 (-3)

Alison Walshe
Westford, Mass.
79-72-64-70 - 285 (-3)

 

35
Brandi Jackson
Greenville, S.C.
74-69-73-70 - 286 (-2)

Emily Bastel
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
72-70-72-72 - 286 (-2)

Haeji Kang
Seoul, South Korea
75-69-71-71 - 286 (-2)

Sarah Oh
Sydney, Australia
76-69-72-69 - 286 (-2)

Anna Nordqvist (a)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
74-71-72-69 - 286 (-2)

Angela Buzminski
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
76-68-73-69 - 286 (-2)

Ashleigh Simon
South Africa
70-72-71-73 - 286 (-2)

Nari Kim
Seoul, South Korea
73-71-69-73 - 286 (-2)

Taylor Leon
Dallas, Texas
78-69-68-71 - 286 (-2)

 

44
Pornanong Phatlum
Chaiyaphum, Thailand
75-69-72-71 - 287 (-1)

Eunjung Yi
Seoul, South Korea
70-74-73-70 - 287 (-1)

Angela Oh
Maple Shade, N.J.
72-71-74-70 - 287 (-1)

Maru Martinez
Venezuela
70-73-75-69 - 287 (-1)

Nontaya Srisawang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
77-72-68-70 - 287 (-1)

Tracy Hanson
Ormond Beach, Fla.
74-72-70-71 - 287 (-1)

 

50
Kim Welch
Sacramento, Calif.
73-68-74-73 - 288 (E)

Angela Jerman
Columbus, Ga.
73-71-72-72 - 288 (E)

Ashli Bunch
Morristown, Tenn.
71-72-74-71 - 288 (E)

Laurie Brower
Lubbock, Texas
72-72-74-70 - 288 (E)

Stacy Bregman
Johannesburg, South Africa
72-72-74-70 - 288 (E)

Miki Saiki
Hiroshima, Japan
74-72-70-72 - 288 (E)

Beth Allen
San Diego, Calif.
74-73-69-72 - 288 (E)

Liz Janangelo
West Hartford, Conn.
72-74-69-73 - 288 (E)

 

58
Jessica Carafiello
Coral Springs, Fla.
73-69-73-74 - 289 (+1)

Melissa Reid
Derby,United Kingdom
79-74-65-71 - 289 (+1)

Tiffany Tavee
Tempe, Ariz.
71-73-76-69 - 289 (+1)

 

61
Lee Ann Walker-Cooper
Southport, N.C.
72-73-71-74 - 290 (+2)

Martina Eberl
Munich, Germany
80-68-73-69 - 290 (+2)

Ashley Prange
Noblesville, Ind.
77-70-71-72 - 290 (+2)

Emma Cabrera-Bello
Gran Canaria, Spain
74-72-72-72 - 290 (+2)

Chris Brady
Charlotte N.C.
72-71-75-72 - 290 (+2)

Lisa Ferrero
Lodi, Calif.
75-66-77-72 - 290 (+2)

Song Yi Choi
Seoul, South Korea
77-71-68-74 - 290 (+2)

Sarah Lynn Sargent
Williamston, S.C.
73-73-69-75 - 290 (+2)

Paola Moreno (a)
Cali, Colombia
71-75-69-75 - 290 (+2)

Hannah Jun
San Diego, Calif.
74-70-78-68 - 290 (+2)

 

--- Missed 72-Hole Cut ---


Misun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
75-71-70-75 - 291 (+3)

Kristen Samp
Moberly, Mo.
75-73-74-69 - 291 (+3)

Sukjin Wuesthoff
Toms River,N.J.
74-69-72-76 - 291 (+3)

A.J Eathorne
Penticton, BC Canada
76-77-69-69 - 291 (+3)

Su A Kim
Seoul, South Korea
79-69-73-70 - 291 (+3)

Yoora Kim
Seoul, South Korea
71-78-72-70 - 291 (+3)

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
74-71-73-73 - 291 (+3)

Naree Song
Seoul, South Korea
75-72-70-74 - 291 (+3)

 


Jenna Pearson
Wheaton, Ill.
71-71-75-75 - 292 (+4)

Kim Williams
Bethesda, Md.
79-71-70-72 - 292 (+4)

Dewi Claire Schreefel
Diepenveen, The Netherlands
74-70-74-74 - 292 (+4)

Onnarin Sattayabanphot
Bangkok, Thailand
70-74-75-73 - 292 (+4)

 


Tanya Dergal
Durango, Mexico
76-73-71-73 - 293 (+5)

Jaclyn Sweeney (a)
Bradenton, Fla.
71-75-74-73 - 293 (+5)

Sophia Sheridan
Guadalajara, Mexico
73-76-70-74 - 293 (+5)

Beatriz Recari
Pamplona, Spain
76-70-72-75 - 293 (+5)

Shinah Ham
Seoul, South Korea
73-73-72-75 - 293 (+5)

Kristie Smith
Perth, Australia
72-71-75-75 - 293 (+5)

Jackie Gallagher-Smith
Jupiter, Fla.
73-73-70-77 - 293 (+5)

Kristina Tucker
Stockholm, Sweden
76-70-73-74 - 293 (+5)

Porani Chutichai
Chiang-Rai, Thailand
73-72-75-73 - 293 (+5)

 


Caryn Wilson
Rancho Mirage, Calif.
77-74-72-71 - 294 (+6)

Jenny Suh
Fairfax, Va.
72-75-74-73 - 294 (+6)

Hwanhee Lee
Las Vegas Nev.
72-80-72-70 - 294 (+6)

Sara Brown
Tucson, Ariz.
75-74-75-70 - 294 (+6)

Moon Su
Seoul, South Korea
80-71-75-68 - 294 (+6)

Megan Heckeroth
Los Angeles, Calif.
72-75-70-77 - 294 (+6)

Erin Houtsma
Denver, Colo.
71-73-79-71 - 294 (+6)

 


Briana Vega
Andover, Mass.
81-69-73-72 - 295 (+7)

Selanee Henderson
Temecula, Calif.
80-72-70-73 - 295 (+7)

Cindy Pasechnik
Calgary, Alberta Canada
71-76-76-72 - 295 (+7)

Kelly Lagedrost
Brooksville, Fla.
72-76-73-74 - 295 (+7)

Dana Bates
Thousand Palms, Calif.
73-75-71-76 - 295 (+7)

Jean Reynolds
Newnan, Ga.
71-71-78-75 - 295 (+7)

 


Susan Redman
Spanish Fort, Ala.
78-70-74-74 - 296 (+8)

Hana Kim
Los Angeles, California
79-74-72-71 - 296 (+8)

Candy Hannemann
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
76-77-75-68 - 296 (+8)

 


Miriam Nagl
Berlin, Germany
75-78-72-72 - 297 (+9)

Jessica Shepley
Oakville, Ontario Canada
76-73-78-70 - 297 (+9)

 


Hanna Kang
Seoul, South Korea
73-77-72-76 - 298 (+10)

Nicole Jeray
Berwyn, Ill.
72-77-74-75 - 298 (+10)

Jean Bartholomew
Garden City, N.Y.
73-80-71-74 - 298 (+10)

Whitney Myers
East Berlin, Pa.
72-77-72-77 - 298 (+10)

Simi Mehra
Calcutta, India
73-77-75-73 - 298 (+10)

Young-A Yang
Dae Gui City, South Korea
70-80-75-73 - 298 (+10)

Seo-Jae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
75-74-76-73 - 298 (+10)

Taya Battistella
Bend, Ore.
79-76-71-72 - 298 (+10)

Jimin Jeong
Seoul, South Korea
80-72-74-72 - 298 (+10)

Katie Allison
Little River, S.C.
79-73-75-71 - 298 (+10)

Gerina Mendoza
Roswell, N.M.
74-76-77-71 - 298 (+10)

Jennifer Ackerson
Dallas, Texas
76-69-76-77 - 298 (+10)

 


Marcela Leon
Mexico
71-76-75-77 - 299 (+11)

Stephanie Otteson
Wilson, N.C.
75-79-71-74 - 299 (+11)

Elizabeth Stuart
Tampa, Fla.
74-76-75-74 - 299 (+11)

Hae-Jung Kim
Seoul, South Korea
76-74-70-79 - 299 (+11)

Andrea Vanderlende
Longwood, Fla.
73-78-75-73 - 299 (+11)

 


Jennifer Greggain
Chilliwack, BC Canada
78-71-73-79 - 301 (+13)

Lidya Ivana Jaya (a)
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
79-76-72-74 - 301 (+13)

 


Mo Martin
Altadena, Calif.
77-73-77-75 - 302 (+14)

Michelle Ellis
Casino, NSW Australia
74-80-75-73 - 302 (+14)

 


Sofie Andersson
Angelholm, Sweden
76-77-79-71 - 303 (+15)

 


Vicki Goetze-Ackerman
Cartersville, Georgia
76-79-75-74 - 304 (+16)

 


Amie Hartje
Torrance,Calif.
80-77-70-78 - 305 (+17)

Lisa Meldrum
Montreal, Quebec Canada
79-74-76-76 - 305 (+17)

Kate Golden
Jasper, Texas
75-80-76-74 - 305 (+17)

 


Elena Kurokawa
Redondo Beach, Calif.
76-78-73-79 - 306 (+18)

 


Violeta Retamoza
Aguascalientes, Mexico
77-82-71-77 - 307 (+19)

 

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
LPGA International, Champions and Legends Courses
Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 5, 2008

Third-round interviews

Fankhauser takes lead with birdie on 18 at LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Oyama one stoke back in second; Wie, Lewis tied for third

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2008 – Mollie Fankhauser, of Ohio, has taken the 54-hole lead at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Starting off the day tied for fourth and four strokes off the lead, Fankhauser made a charge with a 6-under-par 66, including a birdie on her final hole to take the outright lead at 12-under-par 204 (67-71-66). Just one stroke back and tied for second is Japan’s Shiho Oyama (64-70-71=205, -11).

“Just tried to carry over some momentum and good feelings from yesterday and just come out and play,” said Fankhauser, a two-year LPGA Tour member, who ended 2008 ranked 98th on the LPGA Official Money List. “Most of them (putts) were short. Most of them were like the last hole – there were about three that were within three feet, I think. And a couple that were 12, 15 feet and that was about it.”

Fankhauser got off to a slow start with a bogey on her opening hole, but soon carded her first of eight birdies beginning on hole two. A birdie on five preceded a bogey-birdie combo on holes eight and nine to make the turn at 1-under-par 35. Then, Fankhauser lit up the back nine of the Legends course with five birdies on holes 10, 12, 13, 16 and 18. She said her putting was consistent all day thanks to strong iron play.

“Just really consistent; I just fired at pins,” she said. “Hit really straight. I can’t complain. I just switched to new irons. I tried them just a few days before I left and thought I’d keep them in the bag.”

Oyama has waivered little since carding her opening round 8-under-par 64. With a third-round 1-under-par 71, she was comfortable with her performance.

“I am playing good golf right now. I just have to stay focused, and tomorrow is a new day for me,” said Oyama, who is ranked eighth on the LPGA of Japan after one win and 11 additional top-10 finishes in 2008. “Today is over with, so tomorrow I have to just play my game of golf again. Nothing too different than what I have been doing the last three days. I just have to be patient with myself.”

Also competing on the 6,468-yard Legend course and remaining in-touch with the top of the leaderboard and tied for third at 10-under-par 206 are Michelle Wie (69-65-72), of Florida, and University of Arkansas grad Stacy Lewis (69-66-71), of Texas. Lewis had teed-it up on the Legends course during Thursday’s second round and matched the 6-under-par 66 that she fired on the course in 2007 to capture the 2007 NCAA Championship.

“I was just trying to stay patient. I was hitting good shots,” Lewis said. “It seemed like I was in between clubs all day long. It was kind of frustrating. I was just trying to stay patient. It is easier said than done.”

Friday’s third round also found Ireland-born Alison Walshe, the 2007 North & South Women’s Amateur champion, card the round of the day with an 8-under-par 64. Walshe (79-72-64) moved from a 36-hole tie for 115th to a tie for 31st at 1-under-par 215. She started her day on the 10th tee of the Champions course and her score matches the 8-under-par 64 by Oyama in the first round, which is the lowest score carded by a player at this event since 1999.

“I made an eagle on that par-5 (course’s fifth hole), hitting a four-iron to about 195 yards to the pin. There was a little downwind; I don’t hit it 195. I made my putt, only about four feet. Once I got through that, I just wanted to go for pars,” Walshe said. “I knew if I got back to even going into Sunday, you never know what could happen.”

The five-day qualifier is played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International. The low-70 scores will play on the Legends Course during Friday’s third round, while the rest of the field will tee-up on the Champions course. For Saturday’s fourth round, the groups will be repaired within each by score and play the opposite course. A 72-hole cut will be made to the low-70 players and ties on Saturday. Those players will then compete Sunday on the Champions course for the final 18 holes of play.

The top 20 players at the conclusion of the event will earn Priority List Category 11. In the event of a tie, a playoff will decide the 20th position. Players finishing in the 21st through 30th spots will earn Priority List Category 16, followed by 31st to 40th, who will receive Priority List Category 20.

WD/DQ: Prior to the start of the third round, Sun-Ju Ahn withdrew from the event. Vikki Laing, of Scotland, was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard after the third round. Hye In Lee withdrew prior to the first round.

Third-round interviews

MOLLIE FANKHAUSER, 67-71-66=204 (-12)

Q. Mollie, good round. What was going through your mind en-route to a 6-under-par and the lead?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Just tried to carry over some momentum and good feelings from yesterday and just come out and play.

Q. You're 6-under. You're among the favorites in that range today. You kept in the moment? What was your best hole?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: I can't pick just one. I liked a lot of them. I like about eight of them.

Q. What about your birdies?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Two, five, nine, 10, 12, 13, 16 and 18.

Q. Short putts, long putts?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Most of them were short. Most of them were like the last hole – there were about three that were within three feet, I think. Maybe more than that, I can't remember. And a couple that were 12, 15 feet and that was about it.

Q. Bogeys?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: One on (hole) one and one on eight.

Q. Not up and down, or what happened?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: One wasn't up and down and it was a three putt. One was a three putt and was not getting up and down.

Q. If you're putting so close, you must have been hitting your irons well. Was that the key?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Yeah, definitely. Just really consistent; I just fired at pins. Hit it really straight. I can't complain. I just switched to new irons. I tried them just a few days before I left and thought I'd keep them in the bag.

Q. That's pretty gutsy.
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: They're that good.

Q. Did you anticipate that shot coming in there at 18?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Of course, yeah. It was a little short.

Q. Way to go. Gutsy golfers. What are you going to do tonight?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Go hit a few putts, hit a few shots; relax, maybe go see a movie.

Q. Are you nervous?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: No, I have nothing to lose.

Q. Approaching 18, how close did you hit that?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Two feet, maybe.

Q. What did you hit in?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Short 7-iron.

Q. From?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: From 150, I think.

Q. How many putts did you have?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: 27.

Q. Kathy Gerring had a huge role in …
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Her husband was a head pro at the course I grew up. He was one of my favorites.

Q. Mollie, it is a good day if you walk off the course with the lead. Is it really comforting to know you're doing all the stuff right that you want to do?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: It's nice to see it all come together. I struggled in the beginning of the year. I'm just trying to keep the momentum going this year and Q-School is helping me with that. I'll go play in Australia for three weeks in January and I'll go straight to the Hawaii event. I'm just trying to keep everything going and not take too long of a break, which is a good thing about this week. I didn't know if I needed to come, but thought it wasn't going to hurt anything.

Q. It is going to help your confidence.
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Definitely. That's what I was looking for.

Q. I guess a lot of people would say, can you get confidence at Q-School, but this is an example of when you do.
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Anytime you can go out and play some of your best golf against a lot of the up-and-coming best players in the world, sounds good to me, so I'll take it.

Shiho Oyama, 64-70-71=205 (-11)

Q. Shiho, nice job today. What do you think about how you played?
SHIHO OYAMA: I am playing good golf right now. I just have to stay focused, and tomorrow is a new day for me. Today is over with, so tomorrow I have to just play my game of golf again.

Q. Will you do anything different tomorrow?
SHIHO OYAMA: Nothing too different than what I have been doing the last three days. I just have to be patient with myself.

Q. Overall, are you happy with how you have played so far?
SHIHO OYAMA: Yes, I am happy with my golf. Hopefully I can keep it up tomorrow.

Stacy Lewis, 69-66-71=206 (-10)

Q. Stacy, you are 10-under through three days of play right now. Can you talk a little about your day?
STACY LEWIS: It was frustrating. I just didn't hit anything real close, and didn't make a lot of putts. It was just a frustrating day overall.

Q. It seemed like you were really talking to yourself out there. What were you thinking? What was going through your mind?
STACY LEWIS: I was just trying to stay patient. I was hitting good shots, I mean, it seemed like I was in between clubs all day long. It was kind of frustrating. I was just trying to stay patient. It is easier said than done.

Q. What was the atmosphere like playing with Michelle Wie?
STACY LEWIS: It was a little crazy. I mean, it's hard to get used to, because basically after you hit your tee shot, you have to run to get ahead of them. The crowd was actually really good today. The crowd was great, and it was good having it, so it's hard to really complain about it.

Q. Is it hard to compare yourself with how you're playing right now?
STACY LEWIS: I don't really ever look out to see how far someone is hitting it. She hits the ball good, but it's not like super long or anything. It's not that much longer than many of us. I mean, she's a good player, but not that much better than everyone else.

Q. What was the redeeming part of your game today?
STACY LEWIS: I really tried to stay patient, and I thought I did that really well. I just gave myself a lot of looks. You're going to have days where you are in between yardages, and I was in between almost every hole. You just have to keep plugging along and try to get a few birdies.

Q. Is it important for you to be in the final group?
STACY LEWIS: Not really. It's not that big of deal to me. It would be nice, but tomorrow isn't even the last day.

Q. Did you feel any different yesterday in your warm-up than you felt today?
STACY LEWIS: No, I had a great warm-up. I felt good on the range. It's just when you get some in between yardages, you start doubting yourself a little bit. I'm just not quite trusting it that much right now. I'm swinging good, and hitting good putts. It's hard to complain.

Q. Do you feel like playing with Michelle Wie is a little bit of a disadvantage because of all the commotion?
STACY LEWIS: Sometimes. I think a little bit, if you are not used to handling it, it is. I don't know. I thought I handled it pretty well. The LPGA staff did great. They had volunteers out, and the ropes. So, I mean, overall, I couldn't really complain about it. The crowds were great though. We're at qualifying school, and you got all these people out here, so it's pretty cool.

Alison Walshe, 79-72-64=215 (-1)

Q. Alison, great round today. Everything seemed to be going your way all day long. How was it for you?
ALISON WALSHE: I knew I had to post a good number because I had a pretty rough start. Actually on the first hole, I had about eight feet for birdie, and it was going to miss the hole, but it hit my playing partner's mark and bumped into the hole. So, I knew maybe things were going to go my way, and just started with three birdies. Once I started comfortably, I just kept it going.

Q. So, holes 10, 11, and 12 were all birdies?
ALISON WALSHE: Yeah, to start the day. Obviously, just to start like that, I think gave me a little bit of momentum.

Q. Your front nine you were 6-under through eight. Were you surprised?
ALISON WALSHE: No, you know, it's doable out here. I knew I was hitting it well, it's just I lost a little bit of confidence after that first round. Once I started well again, I mean, I just got that aggressive mindset and could stay focused.

Q. Talk about your back nine a little bit. What were you thinking?
ALISON WALSHE: I just kept the same mindset. I birdied number one, starting on the back. Then, I probably hit my worst iron shot of the day on my number two, into the bunker. Then, I had a good bunker shot, but missed the putt, and that was my first bogey. I just shook it off and kept going. I made an eagle on that par-5, hitting a four-iron to about 195 yards to the pin. There was a little downwind; I don't hit it 195. I made my putt, only about four feet. Once I got through that, I just wanted to go for pars.

Q. You went from tied for 115th, to tie for 31st. Can you talk about that?
ALISON WALSHE: I knew if I got back to even going into Sunday, you never know what could happen. You never know what you're going to do on Sunday. Some people are going to take it differently, and I just wanted to give myself a chance. I knew I could kind of come back and make the cut, so hopefully I will have another good day tomorrow and open it up for Sunday.

 

Third-round scores Friday in the LPGA Tour's
LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
at the 6473-yard, par 36-36 - 72 , Champions Course.
LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla. (a-denotes amateur):


1
Mollie Fankhauser
Columbus, Ohio
67-71-66 - 204 (-12)

 

2
Shiho Oyama
Japan
64-70-71 - 205 (-11)

 

3
Michelle Wie
Honolulu, Hawaii
69-65-72 - 206 (-10)

Stacy Lewis
The Woodlands, Texas
69-66-71 - 206 (-10)

 

5
Charlotte Mayorkas
Las Vegas, Nev.
75-67-66 - 208 (-8)

Amy Yang
Seoul, South Korea
67-71-70 - 208 (-8)

 

7
Sophie Giquel
Lyon, France
72-68-69 - 209 (-7)

 

8
Anna Rawson
Los Angeles, Calif.
71-71-68 - 210 (-6)

Jeehae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
68-73-69 - 210 (-6)

 

10
Jeanne Cho-Hunicke
Longwood, Fla.
71-71-69 - 211 (-5)

Anna Grzebien
Marragansett, R.I.
71-70-70 - 211 (-5)

Carolina Llano
Colombia
70-70-71 - 211 (-5)

Leah Wigger
Louisville, Kentucky
70-75-66 - 211 (-5)

Lisa Strom
North Wales, Pa.
73-66-72 - 211 (-5)

 

15
Beth Bader
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
73-70-69 - 212 (-4)

Audra Burks
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
69-72-71 - 212 (-4)

Paige Mackenzie
Yakima, Wash.
72-69-71 - 212 (-4)

Mika Miyazato (a)
Japan
66-74-72 - 212 (-4)

Janell Howland
Boise, Idaho
72-67-73 - 212 (-4)

 

21
Chella Choi
Seoul, South Korea
70-73-70 - 213 (-3)

Ashleigh Simon
South Africa
70-72-71 - 213 (-3)

Sarah Kemp
Australia
71-77-65 - 213 (-3)

Marcy Hart
Winston-Salem, N.C.
72-70-71 - 213 (-3)

Nari Kim
Seoul, South Korea
73-71-69 - 213 (-3)

Anja Monke
Hannover, Germany
75-66-72 - 213 (-3)

 

26
Garrett Phillips
St. Simon Island, Ga.
73-70-71 - 214 (-2)

Emily Bastel
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
72-70-72 - 214 (-2)

Jennifer Gleason
Clearwater, Fla.
73-71-70 - 214 (-2)

Carri Wood
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
74-68-72 - 214 (-2)

Allison Hanna-Williams
Portland, Ore.
75-71-68 - 214 (-2)

 

36
Nicole Hage
Coral Sprngs, Fla.
73-70-72 - 215 (-1)

Sukjin Wuesthoff
Toms River,N.J.
74-69-72 - 215 (-1)

Haeji Kang
Seoul, South Korea
75-69-71 - 215 (-1)

Alison Walshe
Westford, Mass.
79-72-64 - 215 (-1)

Jessica Carafiello
Coral Springs, Fla.
73-69-73 - 215 (-1)

Kim Welch
Sacramento, Calif.
73-68-74 - 215 (-1)

Paola Moreno (a)
Cali, Colombia
71-75-69 - 215 (-1)

Taylor Leon
Dallas, Texas
78-69-68 - 215 (-1)

Liz Janangelo
West Hartford, Conn.
72-74-69 - 215 (-1)

Sarah Lynn Sargent
Williamston, S.C.
73-73-69 - 215 (-1)

 

46
Christi Cano
San Antonio, Texas
73-70-73 - 216 (E)

Louise Stahle
Lund, Sweden
74-69-73 - 216 (E)

Brandi Jackson
Greenville, S.C.
74-69-73 - 216 (E)

Pornanong Phatlum
Chaiyaphum, Thailand
75-69-72 - 216 (E)

Angela Jerman
Columbus, Ga.
73-71-72 - 216 (E)

Song Yi Choi
Seoul, South Korea
77-71-68 - 216 (E)

Samantha Richdale
Kelowna, British Columbia
72-70-74 - 216 (E)

Sunny Oh
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
71-73-72 - 216 (E)

Beth Allen
San Diego, Calif.
74-73-69 - 216 (E)

Tania Elosegui
San Sebastian, Spain
79-66-71 - 216 (E)

Lee Ann Walker-Cooper
Southport, N.C.
72-73-71 - 216 (E)

Miki Saiki
Hiroshima, Japan
74-72-70 - 216 (E)

Tracy Hanson
Ormond Beach, Fla.
74-72-70 - 216 (E)

Jackie Gallagher-Smith
Jupiter, Fla.
73-73-70 - 216 (E)

Misun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
75-71-70 - 216 (E)

 

59
Angela Oh
Maple Shade, N.J.
72-71-74 - 217 (+1)

Ashli Bunch
Morristown, Tenn.
71-72-74 - 217 (+1)

Nontaya Srisawang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
77-72-68 - 217 (+1)

Angela Buzminski
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
76-68-73 - 217 (+1)

Jenna Pearson
Wheaton, Ill.
71-71-75 - 217 (+1)

Eunjung Yi
Seoul, South Korea
70-74-73 - 217 (+1)

Naree Song
Seoul, South Korea
75-72-70 - 217 (+1)

Sarah Oh
Sydney, Australia
76-69-72 - 217 (+1)

Megan Heckeroth
Los Angeles, Calif.
72-75-70 - 217 (+1)

Anna Nordqvist (a)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
74-71-72 - 217 (+1)

 

70
Kristie Smith
Perth, Australia
72-71-75 - 218 (+2)

Chris Brady
Charlotte N.C.
72-71-75 - 218 (+2)

Maru Martinez
Venezuela
70-73-75 - 218 (+2)

Dewi Claire Schreefel
Diepenveen, The Netherlands
74-70-74 - 218 (+2)

Stacy Bregman
Johannesburg, South Africa
72-72-74 - 218 (+2)

Laurie Brower
Lubbock, Texas
72-72-74 - 218 (+2)

Melissa Reid
Derby,United Kingdom
79-74-65 - 218 (+2)

Lisa Ferrero
Lodi, Calif.
75-66-77 - 218 (+2)

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
74-71-73 - 218 (+2)

Shinah Ham
Seoul, South Korea
73-73-72 - 218 (+2)

Ashley Prange
Noblesville, Ind.
77-70-71 - 218 (+2)

Beatriz Recari
Pamplona, Spain
76-70-72 - 218 (+2)

Emma Cabrera-Bello
Gran Canaria, Spain
74-72-72 - 218 (+2)

 

79
Sophia Sheridan
Guadalajara, Mexico
73-76-70 - 219 (+3)

Dana Bates
Thousand Palms, Calif.
73-75-71 - 219 (+3)

Onnarin Sattayabanphot
Bangkok, Thailand
70-74-75 - 219 (+3)

Kristina Tucker
Stockholm, Sweden
76-70-73 - 219 (+3)

 

83
Kim Williams
Bethesda, Md.
79-71-70 - 220 (+4)

Hae-Jung Kim
Seoul, South Korea
76-74-70 - 220 (+4)

Tanya Dergal
Durango, Mexico
76-73-71 - 220 (+4)

Jean Reynolds
Newnan, Ga.
71-71-78 - 220 (+4)

Tiffany Tavee
Tempe, Ariz.
71-73-76 - 220 (+4)

Porani Chutichai
Chiang-Rai, Thailand
73-72-75 - 220 (+4)

Jaclyn Sweeney (a)
Bradenton, Fla.
71-75-74 - 220 (+4)

 

90
Whitney Myers
East Berlin, Pa.
72-77-72 - 221 (+5)

Yoora Kim
Seoul, South Korea
71-78-72 - 221 (+5)

Kelly Lagedrost
Brooksville, Fla.
72-76-73 - 221 (+5)

Martina Eberl
Munich, Germany
80-68-73 - 221 (+5)

Su A Kim
Seoul, South Korea
79-69-73 - 221 (+5)

Jenny Suh
Fairfax, Va.
72-75-74 - 221 (+5)

Jennifer Ackerson
Dallas, Texas
76-69-76 - 221 (+5)

 

97
Hanna Kang
Seoul, South Korea
73-77-72 - 222 (+6)

Hannah Jun
San Diego, Calif.
74-70-78 - 222 (+6)

Kristen Samp
Moberly, Mo.
75-73-74 - 222 (+6)

Jennifer Greggain
Chilliwack, BC Canada
78-71-73 - 222 (+6)

Selanee Henderson
Temecula, Calif.
80-72-70 - 222 (+6)

Susan Redman
Spanish Fort, Ala.
78-70-74 - 222 (+6)

A.J Eathorne
Penticton, BC Canada
76-77-69 - 222 (+6)

Marcela Leon
Mexico
71-76-75 - 222 (+6)

 

105
Briana Vega
Andover, Mass.
81-69-73 - 223 (+7)

Nicole Jeray
Berwyn, Ill.
72-77-74 - 223 (+7)

Caryn Wilson
Rancho Mirage, Calif.
77-74-72 - 223 (+7)

Erin Houtsma
Denver, Colo.
71-73-79 - 223 (+7)

Cindy Pasechnik
Calgary, Alberta Canada
71-76-76 - 223 (+7)

 

110
Sara Brown
Tucson, Ariz.
75-74-75 - 224 (+8)

Hwanhee Lee
Las Vegas Nev.
72-80-72 - 224 (+8)

Jean Bartholomew
Garden City, N.Y.
73-80-71 - 224 (+8)

 

113
Seo-Jae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
75-74-76 - 225 (+9)

Elizabeth Stuart
Tampa, Fla.
74-76-75 - 225 (+9)

Simi Mehra
Calcutta, India
73-77-75 - 225 (+9)

Young-A Yang
Dae Gui City, South Korea
70-80-75 - 225 (+9)

Hana Kim
Los Angeles, California
79-74-72 - 225 (+9)

Miriam Nagl
Berlin, Germany
75-78-72 - 225 (+9)

Stephanie Otteson
Wilson, N.C.
75-79-71 - 225 (+9)

 

120
Moon Su
Seoul, South Korea
80-71-75 - 226 (+10)

Andrea Vanderlende
Longwood, Fla.
73-78-75 - 226 (+10)

Jimin Jeong
Seoul, South Korea
80-72-74 - 226 (+10)

Taya Battistella
Bend, Ore.
79-76-71 - 226 (+10)

 

124
Mo Martin
Altadena, Calif.
77-73-77 - 227 (+11)

Gerina Mendoza
Roswell, N.M.
74-76-77 - 227 (+11)

Jessica Shepley
Oakville, Ontario Canada
76-73-78 - 227 (+11)

Katie Allison
Little River, S.C.
79-73-75 - 227 (+11)

Elena Kurokawa
Redondo Beach, Calif.
76-78-73 - 227 (+11)

Lidya Ivana Jaya (a)
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
79-76-72 - 227 (+11)

Amie Hartje
Torrance,Calif.
80-77-70 - 227 (+11)

 

131
Candy Hannemann
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
76-77-75 - 228 (+12)

 

132
Lisa Meldrum
Montreal, Quebec Canada
79-74-76 - 229 (+13)

Michelle Ellis
Casino, NSW Australia
74-80-75 - 229 (+13)

 

134
Vicki Goetze-Ackerman
Cartersville, Georgia
76-79-75 - 230 (+14)

Violeta Retamoza
Aguascalientes, Mexico
77-82-71 - 230 (+14)

 

136
Kate Golden
Jasper, Texas
75-80-76 - 231 (+15)

 

137
Sofie Andersson
Angelholm, Sweden
76-77-79 - 232 (+16)

 



Sun-Ju Ahn
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
WD

 


Vikki Laing
Musselburgh, Scotland
DQ

 

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
LPGA International, Champions and Legends Courses
Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 4, 2008

Second-round interviews

Oyama, Wie share 36-hole lead at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Duo at 10-under-par 134, one-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 4, 2008 – The second round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament got off to a quick start as the 36-hole leaders Shiho Oyama (64-70) and Michelle Wie (69-65) were in the first and second groups, respectively on their course, off the tee. They set the bar high with 10-under-par 134s, just one stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis (69-66), of The Woodlands, Texas, who is in third place at 9-under-par 135.

After carding the first 8-under-par 64 in a LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament since 1999, the 31-year-old Oyama's second round on the Legends course was a solid 2-under-par 70 with three birdies on holes five, nine and 13, and just one bogey on hole 12.

“I was pretty consistent today. I hit almost every green today, so that helped,” Oyama said. “I like the Legends course, but I made a 64 on the Champions course yesterday, so I like that one better. I just have to try to focus on my game for tomorrow and play well.”

Co-leader Michelle Wie, of Honolulu, Hawaii, carded a field-low 7-under-par 65 on the Champions course to move from a first-round tie for sixth into a tie for the lead with Oyama. The mark is Wie's lowest score in competition since carding a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the 2005 Samsung World Championship.

Stacy Lewis, the 2007 NCAA Champion, returned to the Legends course on Thursday – the site of her NCAA Championship victory, where she carded a 6-under-par 66 in the final round of the event to earn her individual medalist honors, which was also a school record for the University of Arkansas. Lewis' 6-under-par 66 on Thursday was the lowest carded by any of the 139 players on the Legends course this week. Improving on her first-round 3-under-par 69, Lewis is comfortable with her position, but knows there are three more days before she can earn medalist honors of another kind, which would come complete with 2009 LPGA Tour membership.

“I am here to win and, hopefully, I will make some more birdies,” said Lewis, who will return to the Champions course for Friday's third round. “It's a marathon this week. You just have to stay patient and that's what I really tried to do today. I was over par early, then I just needed to putt more. I just have to go make some more birdies.”

Lewis' round began on the 10th hole and she carded a bogey on the 378-yard, par-4 13th hole before birdies on holes 14 and 16 to make the turn at 1-under-par 35. Her back nine (front nine of the course) gave up five birdies on holes two, three, five, eight and nine for a 5-under-par 31.

Midway through the day, Duramed FUTURES Tour member Janell Howland, of Boise, Idaho, carded the first hole-in-one of the event on the 14th hole of the Champions course using a 7-iron from 152 yards. Howland made a move from a first-round tie for 33rd into sixth place via her second-round 5-under-par 67.

The five-day qualifier is played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International. For the third round, players will be repaired by scores within the group on their course and return to the course they played in the first round. A 72-hole cut will be made to the low-70 players and ties on Saturday. Those players will then compete Sunday on the Champions course for the final 18 holes of play.

The top 20 players at the conclusion of the event will earn Priority List Category 11. In the event of a tie, a playoff will decide the 20th position. Players finishing in the 21st through 30th spots will earn Priority List Category 16, followed by 31st to 40th, who will receive Priority List Category 20.

Second-round interviews

Shiho Oyama, 64-70=134 (-10)

Q. You did a nice job today. Can you talk about your day?
SHIHO OYAMA: I was pretty consistent today. I hit almost every green today, so that helped. I like the Legends course, but I made a 64 on the Champions course yesterday, so I like that one better. I just have to try to focus on my game for tomorrow and play well tomorrow.

Q. Why are you now just playing here for a chance to be on the LPGA Tour?
SHIHO OYAMA: This is the number one Tour in the world, and this is what I have to do to go to the next level. There are more competitive players here. It will help me get better, and it is more of a challenge for me. I just want to get better.

Q. What are some of the differences between these courses and the courses over in Japan?
SHIHO OYAMA: The grasses are different. The ball might sink a little bit more. I do not mind that though.

Stacy Lewis, 69-66=135 (-9)

Q. How have the past two days been for you?
STACY LEWIS: It's a lot of fun so far, I haven't felt the stress, yet. I love this golf course that I played today, so I got a low score, and I am feeling good about it.

Q. Have you looked at the leaderboards? Do you know where you stand?
STACY LEWIS: I heard one back from the lead, and that's exactly where I want to be with a chance to win.

Q. Was your focus today to win this golf tournament?
STACY LEWIS: Yes, absolutely. I think when you start worrying about top-20, you start getting a little bit defensive. So, I am here to win, and hopefully I will go make some more birdies.

Q. Michelle Wie is leading at 10-under-par. How exciting is it to battle with her?
STACY LEWIS: Yeah, it will be fun. I think we will have some big crowds, and I've only played with her once, so it will be fun.

Q. Two rounds are down, with three to go. Talk about how switching back and forth between courses may effect you?
STACY LEWIS: I mean, it's a marathon this week. You just have to stay patient and that's what I really tried to do today, was to stay patient. I was over-par early, then I just needed to putt more. The greens are faster, and I just need to be a little more cautious. I just have to go make some more birdies.

Q. You have played these courses before, and everyone says that Champions is a little more lenient. What is your opinion on the differences?
STACY LEWIS: For me, I like Legends better. I like just the way it sets up for me, but the other course you are able to score on as well. You have to play both of them, so you can't really complain about it.

Q. In 2007, you won the NCAA Championship here. With the frost the other day, did that quicken the fairways for you today?
STACY LEWIS: Yeah. Today the ball was rolling a lot more, and my drives went a little further. The greens over here, I don't know if they cut them shorter, they probably did. They were pretty slick. You have to be on the right side of the holes. This golf course you have to be on the right side of the holes, to give yourself some good putts.

Q. How is your caddie working out?
STACY LEWIS: We're doing really well. She hasn't needed to give me a hard time, yet. She knows me better on the golf course, probably than anyone else. That's why she is here, because she knows me so well. If I need someone to yell at me, or if I need somebody to pat me on the back, she knows when to do it.

Mollie Fankhauser, 67-71=138 (-6)

Q. How did your game go today for you?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: I hit some good shots today, but I wasn't as steady as yesterday. You know, I was struggling a little bit with my putting, but it is nothing that can't be worked out. I just need to work on my path a little bit. So, I'm just going to do a little putting this afternoon.

Q. Yesterday, the top scores came from the Champions course, and today, the top scores are from the Legends course. How do you think these two courses compare to each other?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: It's hard to say. I think the other course can definitely be penalizing. I think visually, it can be a little more intimidating. If you get it within 10 feet, you have a putt that should be pretty easy. I always find this course to be harder, but I guess it just depends on the conditions as well.

Q. Tomorrow you go back over to the Champions course. What do you expect to see tomorrow, knowing what that course is like?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: I just need to keep hitting good shots, and give myself birdie opportunities. Hopefully, I can capitalize a little bit more tomorrow and just keep going low.

Amy Yang, 67-71=138 (-6)

Q. Amy, how do you think you have played so far here in Daytona Beach?
AMY YANG: I think I have been playing good. Today, I just missed some short putts. It just wasn't really that easy today.

Q. Does switching up the courses each day mess with you mentally or anything?
AMY YANG: I feel ok, you know. I have played some practice rounds, so I am ok. I feel good, so it will be ok. I feel good about both courses.

Q. Are you happy with how you have played thus far, you don't feel like you should change anything up?
AMY YANG: Right now, I am playing good, so no changes. Just three more rounds, so I think I am good.

 

Second-round scores Thursday in the LPGA Tour's
LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
at the 6473-yard, par 36-36 - 72 , Champions Course,
6468-yard, par 36-36 - 72, Legends Course,
LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla. (a-denotes amateur):


Course Legend: C - Champions Course, L - Legends Course
1
Shiho Oyama
Japan
64-70 - 134 (-10)   (C-L)

Michelle Wie
Honolulu, Hawaii
69-65 - 134 (-10)   (L-C)

 

3
Stacy Lewis
The Woodlands, Texas
69-66 - 135 (-9)   (C-L)

 

4
Amy Yang
Seoul, South Korea
67-71 - 138 (-6)   (C-L)

Mollie Fankhauser
Columbus, Ohio
67-71 - 138 (-6)   (C-L)

 

6
Lisa Strom
North Wales, Pa.
73-66 - 139 (-5)   (L-C)

Janell Howland
Boise, Idaho
72-67 - 139 (-5)   (L-C)

 

8
Mika Miyazato (a)
Japan
66-74 - 140 (-4)   (C-L)

Sophie Giquel
Lyon, France
72-68 - 140 (-4)   (L-C)

Carolina Llano
Colombia
70-70 - 140 (-4)   (L-C)

 

11
Kim Welch
Sacramento, Calif.
73-68 - 141 (-3)   (C-L)

Audra Burks
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
69-72 - 141 (-3)   (L-C)

Anna Grzebien
Marragansett, R.I.
71-70 - 141 (-3)   (C-L)

Vikki Laing
Musselburgh, Scotland
71-70 - 141 (-3)   (L-C)

Lisa Ferrero
Lodi, Calif.
75-66 - 141 (-3)   (L-C)

Anja Monke
Hannover, Germany
75-66 - 141 (-3)   (L-C)

Paige Mackenzie
Yakima, Wash.
72-69 - 141 (-3)   (C-L)

Jeehae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
68-73 - 141 (-3)   (C-L)

 

19
Anna Rawson
Los Angeles, Calif.
71-71 - 142 (-2)   (C-L)

Ashleigh Simon
South Africa
70-72 - 142 (-2)   (C-L)

Jenna Pearson
Wheaton, Ill.
71-71 - 142 (-2)   (C-L)

Marcy Hart
Winston-Salem, N.C.
72-70 - 142 (-2)   (C-L)

Jessica Carafiello
Coral Springs, Fla.
73-69 - 142 (-2)   (L-C)

Jean Reynolds
Newnan, Ga.
71-71 - 142 (-2)   (L-C)

Emily Bastel
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
72-70 - 142 (-2)   (L-C)

Charlotte Mayorkas
Las Vegas, Nev.
75-67 - 142 (-2)   (L-C)

Samantha Richdale
Kelowna, British Columbia
72-70 - 142 (-2)   (C-L)

Jeanne Cho-Hunicke
Longwood, Fla.
71-71 - 142 (-2)   (L-C)

Carri Wood
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
74-68 - 142 (-2)   (L-C)

 

30
Brandi Jackson
Greenville, S.C.
74-69 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Nicole Hage
Coral Sprngs, Fla.
73-70 - 143 (-1)   (L-C)

Garrett Phillips
St. Simon Island, Ga.
73-70 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Chris Brady
Charlotte N.C.
72-71 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Sukjin Wuesthoff
Toms River,N.J.
74-69 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Louise Stahle
Lund, Sweden
74-69 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Maru Martinez
Venezuela
70-73 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Christi Cano
San Antonio, Texas
73-70 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Ashli Bunch
Morristown, Tenn.
71-72 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Angela Oh
Maple Shade, N.J.
72-71 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

Kristie Smith
Perth, Australia
72-71 - 143 (-1)   (L-C)

Beth Bader
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
73-70 - 143 (-1)   (L-C)

Chella Choi
Seoul, South Korea
70-73 - 143 (-1)   (C-L)

 

43
Erin Houtsma
Denver, Colo.
71-73 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Pornanong Phatlum
Chaiyaphum, Thailand
75-69 - 144 (E)   (L-C)

Eunjung Yi
Seoul, South Korea
70-74 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Jennifer Gleason
Clearwater, Fla.
73-71 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Angela Jerman
Columbus, Ga.
73-71 - 144 (E)   (L-C)

Dewi Claire Schreefel
Diepenveen, The Netherlands
74-70 - 144 (E)   (L-C)

Nari Kim
Seoul, South Korea
73-71 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Stacy Bregman
Johannesburg, South Africa
72-72 - 144 (E)   (L-C)

Angela Buzminski
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
76-68 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Haeji Kang
Seoul, South Korea
75-69 - 144 (E)   (L-C)

Tiffany Tavee
Tempe, Ariz.
71-73 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Hannah Jun
San Diego, Calif.
74-70 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Sunny Oh
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
71-73 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Onnarin Sattayabanphot
Bangkok, Thailand
70-74 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

Laurie Brower
Lubbock, Texas
72-72 - 144 (E)   (C-L)

 

58
Porani Chutichai
Chiang-Rai, Thailand
73-72 - 145 (+1)   (C-L)

Leah Wigger
Louisville, Kentucky
70-75 - 145 (+1)   (C-L)

Sarah Oh
Sydney, Australia
76-69 - 145 (+1)   (L-C)

Anna Nordqvist (a)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
74-71 - 145 (+1)   (L-C)

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
74-71 - 145 (+1)   (L-C)

Lee Ann Walker-Cooper
Southport, N.C.
72-73 - 145 (+1)   (C-L)

Tania Elosegui
San Sebastian, Spain
79-66 - 145 (+1)   (L-C)

Jennifer Ackerson
Dallas, Texas
76-69 - 145 (+1)   (C-L)

 

66
Miki Saiki
Hiroshima, Japan
74-72 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Tracy Hanson
Ormond Beach, Fla.
74-72 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Misun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
75-71 - 146 (+2)   (C-L)

Kristina Tucker
Stockholm, Sweden
76-70 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Shinah Ham
Seoul, South Korea
73-73 - 146 (+2)   (C-L)

Emma Cabrera-Bello
Gran Canaria, Spain
74-72 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Beatriz Recari
Pamplona, Spain
76-70 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Liz Janangelo
West Hartford, Conn.
72-74 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Sarah Lynn Sargent
Williamston, S.C.
73-73 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Allison Hanna-Williams
Portland, Ore.
75-71 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Sun-Ju Ahn
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
78-68 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Paola Moreno (a)
Cali, Colombia
71-75 - 146 (+2)   (C-L)

Jaclyn Sweeney (a)
Bradenton, Fla.
71-75 - 146 (+2)   (L-C)

Jackie Gallagher-Smith
Jupiter, Fla.
73-73 - 146 (+2)   (C-L)

 

80
Taylor Leon
Dallas, Texas
78-69 - 147 (+3)   (L-C)

Marcela Leon
Mexico
71-76 - 147 (+3)   (C-L)

Beth Allen
San Diego, Calif.
74-73 - 147 (+3)   (C-L)

Ashley Prange
Noblesville, Ind.
77-70 - 147 (+3)   (L-C)

Cindy Pasechnik
Calgary, Alberta Canada
71-76 - 147 (+3)   (L-C)

Megan Heckeroth
Los Angeles, Calif.
72-75 - 147 (+3)   (C-L)

Jenny Suh
Fairfax, Va.
72-75 - 147 (+3)   (C-L)

Naree Song
Seoul, South Korea
75-72 - 147 (+3)   (C-L)

 

88
Sarah Kemp
Australia
71-77 - 148 (+4)   (L-C)

Kristen Samp
Moberly, Mo.
75-73 - 148 (+4)   (C-L)

Susan Redman
Spanish Fort, Ala.
78-70 - 148 (+4)   (C-L)

Su A Kim
Seoul, South Korea
79-69 - 148 (+4)   (L-C)

Dana Bates
Thousand Palms, Calif.
73-75 - 148 (+4)   (C-L)

Kelly Lagedrost
Brooksville, Fla.
72-76 - 148 (+4)   (C-L)

Martina Eberl
Munich, Germany
80-68 - 148 (+4)   (L-C)

Song Yi Choi
Seoul, South Korea
77-71 - 148 (+4)   (L-C)

 

96
Seo-Jae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
75-74 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Sophia Sheridan
Guadalajara, Mexico
73-76 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Nontaya Srisawang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
77-72 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Tanya Dergal
Durango, Mexico
76-73 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Sara Brown
Tucson, Ariz.
75-74 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Whitney Myers
East Berlin, Pa.
72-77 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Jennifer Greggain
Chilliwack, BC Canada
78-71 - 149 (+5)   (L-C)

Jessica Shepley
Oakville, Ontario Canada
76-73 - 149 (+5)   (C-L)

Nicole Jeray
Berwyn, Ill.
72-77 - 149 (+5)   (C-L)

Yoora Kim
Seoul, South Korea
71-78 - 149 (+5)   (C-L)

 

106
Young-A Yang
Dae Gui City, South Korea
70-80 - 150 (+6)   (C-L)

Briana Vega
Andover, Mass.
81-69 - 150 (+6)   (L-C)

Elizabeth Stuart
Tampa, Fla.
74-76 - 150 (+6)   (C-L)

Kim Williams
Bethesda, Md.
79-71 - 150 (+6)   (L-C)

Gerina Mendoza
Roswell, N.M.
74-76 - 150 (+6)   (C-L)

Mo Martin
Altadena, Calif.
77-73 - 150 (+6)   (L-C)

Hae-Jung Kim
Seoul, South Korea
76-74 - 150 (+6)   (C-L)

Hanna Kang
Seoul, South Korea
73-77 - 150 (+6)   (C-L)

Simi Mehra
Calcutta, India
73-77 - 150 (+6)   (C-L)

 

115
Alison Walshe
Westford, Mass.
79-72 - 151 (+7)   (L-C)

Caryn Wilson
Rancho Mirage, Calif.
77-74 - 151 (+7)   (C-L)

Moon Su
Seoul, South Korea
80-71 - 151 (+7)   (L-C)

Andrea Vanderlende
Longwood, Fla.
73-78 - 151 (+7)   (C-L)

 

119
Hwanhee Lee
Las Vegas Nev.
72-80 - 152 (+8)   (C-L)

Katie Allison
Little River, S.C.
79-73 - 152 (+8)   (L-C)

Jimin Jeong
Seoul, South Korea
80-72 - 152 (+8)   (L-C)

Selanee Henderson
Temecula, Calif.
80-72 - 152 (+8)   (L-C)

 

123
Lisa Meldrum
Montreal, Quebec Canada
79-74 - 153 (+9)   (L-C)

A.J Eathorne
Penticton, BC Canada
76-77 - 153 (+9)   (C-L)

Melissa Reid
Derby,United Kingdom
79-74 - 153 (+9)   (L-C)

Candy Hannemann
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
76-77 - 153 (+9)   (C-L)

Miriam Nagl
Berlin, Germany
75-78 - 153 (+9)   (C-L)

Sofie Andersson
Angelholm, Sweden
76-77 - 153 (+9)   (C-L)

Jean Bartholomew
Garden City, N.Y.
73-80 - 153 (+9)   (C-L)

Hana Kim
Los Angeles, California
79-74 - 153 (+9)   (L-C)

 

131
Stephanie Otteson
Wilson, N.C.
75-79 - 154 (+10)   (L-C)

Elena Kurokawa
Redondo Beach, Calif.
76-78 - 154 (+10)   (L-C)

Michelle Ellis
Casino, NSW Australia
74-80 - 154 (+10)   (C-L)

 

134
Taya Battistella
Bend, Ore.
79-76 - 155 (+11)   (L-C)

Lidya Ivana Jaya (a)
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
79-76 - 155 (+11)   (C-L)

Vicki Goetze-Ackerman
Cartersville, Georgia
76-79 - 155 (+11)   (L-C)

Kate Golden
Jasper, Texas
75-80 - 155 (+11)   (C-L)

 

138
Amie Hartje
Torrance,Calif.
80-77 - 157 (+13)   (L-C)

 

139
Violeta Retamoza
Aguascalientes, Mexico
77-82 - 159 (+15)   (C-L)

 

 

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
LPGA International, Champions & Legends Courses
Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 3, 2008

First-round interviews

Oyama leads the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament with event's first 64 in 10 years
Amateur Miyazato two strokes back and alone in second place

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 3, 2008 – Shiho Oyama, of Japan, took an early, yet commanding, lead in the first round of the 90-hole LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, contested at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Oyama is the 42nd-ranked player on the Rolex Rankings and carded nine birdies against a bogey on the second hole (her 11th). Coming down the home stretch, Oyama birdied four of her last six holes to card an 8-under-par 64 (31-33) on the 6,473-yard Champions course.

“My iron play was terrific today. I had a good time with Paul, my caddie, out there. He helped me out a lot reading the greens, so we got a decent start and I feel pretty good,” said Oyama, who has recorded 12 top-10 finishes in 25 events on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) circuit, including a win at the Masters GC Ladies. “This is the strongest tour in the world and I wanted to get up to the next stage and compete on the highest level.”

Oyama's round on Wednesday was the first time a 64 was carded at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament since Marilyn Lovander set the mark in the opening round of the 1999 event, which was played over 72 holes instead of the present 90-hole format. Lovander went on to earn medalist honors with rounds of 64-69-70-70=273 (-15), which was played at LPGA International, as well.

Amateur Mika Miyazato, also of Japan, started off her quest for LPGA Tour membership with a 6-under-par 66 (31-35). Coincidentally, that is the same mark Ai Miyazato – no relation – carded in her opening round of the 2005 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, which she went on to win by a record 12 strokes. Miyazato is one of five amateurs competing in the 139-player field.

“Today was very good. Overall, it was a good day of golf for me. I am happy,” Miyazato said. “The conditions were better today than the last time I played this course. I played this course last week for practice.”

LPGA Tour members Mollie Fankhauser and Amy Yang are tied for third heading into Thursday's second round at 5-under-par 67. All of the top-four players on the leaderboard played the Champions course on Wednesday and, for the second round, will tee off on the Legends course on the opposite tee as the first round. Alone in fifth is Jeehae Lee, of South Korea, at 4-under-par 68. Stacy Lewis, of Arkansas, and Michelle Wie, of Hawaii, are tied for sixth with nine-year LPGA Tour member Audra Burks, of Florida, at 3-under-par 69.

Hye In Lee, of South Korea, failed to show up for her tee time on Wednesday, thus reducing the field to 139 players.

The five-day qualifier is played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International, with a 72-hole cut to the low-70 players and ties. Those players will then compete on Sunday on the Champions course for the final 18 holes of play.

The top 20 players at the conclusion of the event will earn Priority List Category 11. In the event of a tie, a playoff will decide the 20th position. Players finishing in the 21st through 30th spots will earn Priority List Category 16, followed by 31st to 40th, who will receive Priority List Category 20.

First-round interviews

Shiho Oyama, 31-33=64 (-8)

Q. How feel about getting the first round out of the way and doing so well?
SHIHO OYAMA: Obviously my iron play was terrific today. I had a good time with Paul, my caddie, out there. He helped me out a lot reading the greens, so we got a decent start and I feel pretty good.

Q. How did your scorecard look? Did you have any bogeys?
SHIHO OYAMA: One bogey. Bogey hole was number two. Four, five, six, eight, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 were birdies.

Q. How long were your birdie putts?
SHIHO OYAMA: Three to four yards. The shortest one was (motions with hands of less than one foot). The longest one was seven yards.

Q. What hole was that it close?
SHIHO OYAMA: The par five, number five.

Q. How far out were you?
SHIHO OYAMA: Eighty-five yards. Approach wedge.

Q. You had a good year in Japan on the JLPGA. What does it mean to come over here to try to qualify for the LPGA Tour?
SHIHO OYAMA: This is the strongest tour in the world and I wanted to get up to the next stage and compete on the highest level. So, that's the main reason.

Q. What do you have to do to do well tomorrow?
SHIHO OYAMA: There are four more days to go and you never know what's going to happen. Plus, it's a different course tomorrow, so I'm going to not think about anything, just try to focus on my game tomorrow.

Q. What do you do to prepare for the new course tomorrow?
SHIHO OYAMA: It's a long five days and I don't want to get any fatigue going down the stretch, so I just want to prepare for the conditions.

Q. This is a good day for Japan – you and Miyazato are playing really well. How does that make you feel to come over and see that happen?
SHIHO OYAMA: It's good to have a fellow Japanese player doing well. We're good friends and it's always good to have your friends do well. Hopefully we'll get our Tour cards and play together next year.

Mika Miyazato, 31-35=66 (-6)

Q. You had a nice round at 6-under-par. How was your day?
MIKA MIYAZATO: Today was very good. Overall, it was a good day of golf for me. I am happy.

Q. There is a lot of golf left. What are you looking to do tomorrow in round two?
MIKA MIYAZATO: Well, I just have to forget about my score today. I just have to stick to the basics in how I play my game. Tomorrow is a new day, and it will be a new day of golf for me tomorrow too.

Q. How was the course today?
MIKA MIYAZATO: It was warmer and less windy than before. The conditions are better today. The conditions were better today than the last time I played this course. I played this course last week for practice, and it was colder and was worse conditions than today was.

Mollie Fankhauser, -5

Q. Mollie, nice first round. You finished tied for third. How was your day today?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: It was just steady. I hit a lot of fairways, and I hit a lot of greens. I started out hitting it really good, and I was able to knock it close the first few holes and just gain some quick momentum.

Q. How many birdies did you make?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: I had birdies on 10, 11, 15, 16 and two.

Q. How do you go into something like this week, playing five rounds? What is your game plan for the week?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: I knew I had nothing to lose, but I also knew I had a lot to gain in the since that I had a lot of momentum. I was playing well towards the end of the year, and I felt like I just wanted to come out and prove that the beginning of the year was tough, but that I was able to make some changes. I am back to playing well again. This week I am just really out here to shoot as low as I can, and just see where that ends me up on Sunday.

Q. This was really your first full season out here. Are you a better player now than you were this time last year?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: There is just a huge difference coming from the Duramed FUTURES Tour to out here, that you really can't explain until you actually get out here. Before I even started my season, I ended up splitting up with my coach that I worked with for five years, so I went to the first tournament in Hawaii this year just with a terrible swing. I tried another coach out for about three months, and I was still missing cuts. It basically got as bad as it has ever gotten for me. And then, coincidentally I found a guy out in Columbus (Ohio), who is just a teaching pro. Ever since working with him, I think I took one or two lessons with him before Springfield (LPGA State Farm Classic), and I broke par, so I still missed the cut, but I made par. It started turning around at the CN Canadian Women's Open. So, things like that were a big deal to me.

Q. What do you have to do to take the kind of resume you have, and continue that kind of play here on the LPGA?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: I think a lot of it has to do with confidence, and really earning your place. I mean, you can fake it as much as you want. I truly believe that I belong out here, and I belong in the winner's circle, but you have to earn it. That's the fun part of it. It's just a matter of time, patience, and determination.

Q. Overall, are you pleased with the first round?
MOLLIE FANKHAUSER: Yeah, it was good. It felt nice to get back out on the course and play a competitive round. It has been since the last Hawaii event (Kapalua Classic), so it's been a while. We're going over to Australia the beginning of the year, and just go straight from there over to Hawaii. So, it's not as big of a break as last year.

Amy Yang, -5

Q. How was your day today?
AMY YANG: You know, I was a bit nervous when I started, but you know, if you think that this is q-school and you have got to play well. I was just thinking, it was a practice round, and I just kept myself comfortable to play out there.

Q. The first round is over, but you still have four rounds to play. How do you manage your time this week?
AMY YANG: I will try to just do the same thing. It is just mentally hard, you know, it was a really tough five days. The first day I played good, and you never know about the other four days. I am just going to try my best.

Q. How did the course play today?
AMY YANG: Actually it was pretty warm when I started from the 10th tee. The course was really nice, and the pin positions were good. I really enjoyed it.

Q. You switch courses for tomorrow, then back here again on Friday. Do you change your game plan any, or stay the same?
AMY YANG: I thin the Legends course is more narrow and tight, so maybe that course I will try to play a little safer. I could be more aggressive here, and less aggressive on Legends course. You know, golf is not easy, so anything can happen.

Stacy Lewis, 34-35=69 (-3)

Q. Stacy, nice opening round at 3-under-par. Talk about how you did out there today.
STACY LEWIS: Today was an ok round of golf. I started off kind of rocky a little bit, but then was able to get a couple birdies, so I am ok with how I did.

Q. There is a lot of golf left to play, four more rounds. What do you look to do the rest of the week?
STACY LEWIS: I mean, I think I started off a bit rusty there in the beginning, just not competing. I think I just need to work on my putting a little bit, then I will be set.

Q. How was the course out there today?
STACY LEWIS: It was pretty good. The greens were a lot faster than they were in the practice rounds, but there is less wind today, too. It played a little bit easier than yesterday.

Q. How were the conditions today? It started off a little chilly this morning, but turned into a pretty nice day.
STACY LEWIS: Yeah, it did. It was pretty cold. I was actually glad for the frost delay, so we could have an hour to warm up, so it was good.

 

First-round scores Wednesday in the LPGA Tour's
LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
at the 6473-yard, par 36-36 - 72 , Champions Course,
6468-yard, par 36-36 - 72, Legends Course,
LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla. (a-denotes amateur):


Course Legend: C - Champions Course, L - Legends Course
1
Shiho Oyama
Japan
33-31 - 64 (-8)   (C)

 

2
Mika Miyazato (a)
Japan
31-35 - 66 (-6)   (C)

 

3
Mollie Fankhauser
Columbus, Ohio
35-32 - 67 (-5)   (C)

Amy Yang
Seoul, South Korea
32-35 - 67 (-5)   (C)

 

5
Jeehae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
36-32 - 68 (-4)   (C)

 

6
Stacy Lewis
The Woodlands, Texas
34-35 - 69 (-3)   (C)

Michelle Wie
Honolulu, Hawaii
34-35 - 69 (-3)   (L)

Audra Burks
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
36-33 - 69 (-3)   (L)

 

9
Maru Martinez
Venezuela
34-36 - 70 (-2)   (C)

Chella Choi
Seoul, South Korea
35-35 - 70 (-2)   (C)

Onnarin Sattayabanphot
Bangkok, Thailand
36-34 - 70 (-2)   (C)

Carolina Llano
Colombia
34-36 - 70 (-2)   (L)

Eunjung Yi
Seoul, South Korea
36-34 - 70 (-2)   (C)

Ashleigh Simon
South Africa
35-35 - 70 (-2)   (C)

Leah Wigger
Louisville, Kentucky
36-34 - 70 (-2)   (C)

Young-A Yang
Dae Gui City, South Korea
36-34 - 70 (-2)   (C)

 

17
Ashli Bunch
Morristown, Tenn.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Cindy Pasechnik
Calgary, Alberta Canada
34-37 - 71 (-1)   (L)

Paola Moreno (a)
Cali, Colombia
36-35 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Tiffany Tavee
Tempe, Ariz.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Jeanne Cho-Hunicke
Longwood, Fla.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (L)

Sunny Oh
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
34-37 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Jaclyn Sweeney (a)
Bradenton, Fla.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (L)

Yoora Kim
Seoul, South Korea
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Anna Rawson
Los Angeles, Calif.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Erin Houtsma
Denver, Colo.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Sarah Kemp
Australia
36-35 - 71 (-1)   (L)

Jenna Pearson
Wheaton, Ill.
39-32 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Marcela Leon
Mexico
34-37 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Anna Grzebien
Marragansett, R.I.
34-37 - 71 (-1)   (C)

Jean Reynolds
Newnan, Ga.
35-36 - 71 (-1)   (L)

Vikki Laing
Musselburgh, Scotland
36-35 - 71 (-1)   (L)

 

33
Megan Heckeroth
Los Angeles, Calif.
36-36 - 72 (E)   (C)

Jenny Suh
Fairfax, Va.
37-35 - 72 (E)   (C)

Samantha Richdale
Kelowna, British Columbia
37-35 - 72 (E)   (C)

Angela Oh
Maple Shade, N.J.
36-36 - 72 (E)   (C)

Nicole Jeray
Berwyn, Ill.
35-37 - 72 (E)   (C)

Whitney Myers
East Berlin, Pa.
36-36 - 72 (E)   (L)

Paige Mackenzie
Yakima, Wash.
37-35 - 72 (E)   (C)

Kristie Smith
Perth, Australia
36-36 - 72 (E)   (L)

Stacy Bregman
Johannesburg, South Africa
36-36 - 72 (E)   (L)

Lee Ann Walker-Cooper
Southport, N.C.
35-37 - 72 (E)   (C)

Kelly Lagedrost
Brooksville, Fla.
37-35 - 72 (E)   (C)

Janell Howland
Boise, Idaho
35-37 - 72 (E)   (L)

Laurie Brower
Lubbock, Texas
35-37 - 72 (E)   (C)

Sophie Giquel
Lyon, France
38-34 - 72 (E)   (L)

Marcy Hart
Winston-Salem, N.C.
35-37 - 72 (E)   (C)

Chris Brady
Charlotte N.C.
35-37 - 72 (E)   (C)

Hwanhee Lee
Las Vegas Nev.
34-38 - 72 (E)   (C)

Liz Janangelo
West Hartford, Conn.
34-38 - 72 (E)   (L)

Emily Bastel
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
38-34 - 72 (E)   (L)

 

52
Andrea Vanderlende
Longwood, Fla.
38-35 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Christi Cano
San Antonio, Texas
39-34 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Hanna Kang
Seoul, South Korea
37-36 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Jean Bartholomew
Garden City, N.Y.
37-36 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Simi Mehra
Calcutta, India
37-36 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Sarah Lynn Sargent
Williamston, S.C.
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Dana Bates
Thousand Palms, Calif.
38-35 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Lisa Strom
North Wales, Pa.
37-36 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Jackie Gallagher-Smith
Jupiter, Fla.
35-38 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Beth Bader
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
39-34 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Porani Chutichai
Chiang-Rai, Thailand
37-36 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Jennifer Gleason
Clearwater, Fla.
35-38 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Shinah Ham
Seoul, South Korea
37-36 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Sophia Sheridan
Guadalajara, Mexico
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Kim Welch
Sacramento, Calif.
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Angela Jerman
Columbus, Ga.
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Garrett Phillips
St. Simon Island, Ga.
38-35 - 73 (+1)   (C)

Jessica Carafiello
Coral Springs, Fla.
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Nicole Hage
Coral Sprngs, Fla.
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (L)

Nari Kim
Seoul, South Korea
36-37 - 73 (+1)   (C)

 

72
Dewi Claire Schreefel
Diepenveen, The Netherlands
36-38 - 74 (+2)   (L)

Michelle Ellis
Casino, NSW Australia
35-39 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Anna Nordqvist (a)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
38-36 - 74 (+2)   (L)

Hannah Jun
San Diego, Calif.
35-39 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Carri Wood
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
36-38 - 74 (+2)   (L)

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
38-36 - 74 (+2)   (L)

Brandi Jackson
Greenville, S.C.
37-37 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Tracy Hanson
Ormond Beach, Fla.
35-39 - 74 (+2)   (L)

Miki Saiki
Hiroshima, Japan
35-39 - 74 (+2)   (L)

Beth Allen
San Diego, Calif.
37-37 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Elizabeth Stuart
Tampa, Fla.
35-39 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Sukjin Wuesthoff
Toms River,N.J.
37-37 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Gerina Mendoza
Roswell, N.M.
38-36 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Louise Stahle
Lund, Sweden
35-39 - 74 (+2)   (C)

Emma Cabrera-Bello
Gran Canaria, Spain
38-36 - 74 (+2)   (L)

 

87
Kate Golden
Jasper, Texas
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (C)

Anja Monke
Hannover, Germany
39-36 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Sara Brown
Tucson, Ariz.
39-36 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Allison Hanna-Williams
Portland, Ore.
39-36 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Charlotte Mayorkas
Las Vegas, Nev.
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Naree Song
Seoul, South Korea
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (C)

Haeji Kang
Seoul, South Korea
38-37 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Misun Cho
Seoul, South Korea
36-39 - 75 (+3)   (C)

Seo-Jae Lee
Seoul, South Korea
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Stephanie Otteson
Wilson, N.C.
36-39 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Pornanong Phatlum
Chaiyaphum, Thailand
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (L)

Kristen Samp
Moberly, Mo.
36-39 - 75 (+3)   (C)

Miriam Nagl
Berlin, Germany
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (C)

Lisa Ferrero
Lodi, Calif.
37-38 - 75 (+3)   (L)

 

101
Sofie Andersson
Angelholm, Sweden
40-36 - 76 (+4)   (C)

Jessica Shepley
Oakville, Ontario Canada
35-41 - 76 (+4)   (C)

Beatriz Recari
Pamplona, Spain
36-40 - 76 (+4)   (L)

Hae-Jung Kim
Seoul, South Korea
37-39 - 76 (+4)   (C)

Angela Buzminski
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
38-38 - 76 (+4)   (C)

Sarah Oh
Sydney, Australia
39-37 - 76 (+4)   (L)

Jennifer Ackerson
Dallas, Texas
38-38 - 76 (+4)   (C)

A.J Eathorne
Penticton, BC Canada
39-37 - 76 (+4)   (C)

Kristina Tucker
Stockholm, Sweden
37-39 - 76 (+4)   (L)

Vicki Goetze-Ackerman
Cartersville, Georgia
40-36 - 76 (+4)   (L)

Tanya Dergal
Durango, Mexico
37-39 - 76 (+4)   (L)

Elena Kurokawa
Redondo Beach, Calif.
41-35 - 76 (+4)   (L)

Candy Hannemann
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
37-39 - 76 (+4)   (C)

 

114
Mo Martin
Altadena, Calif.
40-37 - 77 (+5)   (L)

Ashley Prange
Noblesville, Ind.
39-38 - 77 (+5)   (L)

Violeta Retamoza
Aguascalientes, Mexico
39-38 - 77 (+5)   (C)

Song Yi Choi
Seoul, South Korea
42-35 - 77 (+5)   (L)

Nontaya Srisawang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
40-37 - 77 (+5)   (L)

Caryn Wilson
Rancho Mirage, Calif.
38-39 - 77 (+5)   (C)

 

120
Susan Redman
Spanish Fort, Ala.
41-37 - 78 (+6)   (C)

Jennifer Greggain
Chilliwack, BC Canada
40-38 - 78 (+6)   (L)

Sun-Ju Ahn
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
39-39 - 78 (+6)   (L)

Taylor Leon
Dallas, Texas
38-40 - 78 (+6)   (L)

 

124
Katie Allison
Little River, S.C.
40-39 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Su A Kim
Seoul, South Korea
39-40 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Hana Kim
Los Angeles, California
40-39 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Tania Elosegui
San Sebastian, Spain
39-40 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Lidya Ivana Jaya (a)
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
38-41 - 79 (+7)   (C)

Taya Battistella
Bend, Ore.
39-40 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Alison Walshe
Westford, Mass.
38-41 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Lisa Meldrum
Montreal, Quebec Canada
38-41 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Melissa Reid
Derby,United Kingdom
40-39 - 79 (+7)   (L)

Kim Williams
Bethesda, Md.
42-37 - 79 (+7)   (L)

 

134
Jimin Jeong
Seoul, South Korea
38-42 - 80 (+8)   (L)

Selanee Henderson
Temecula, Calif.
40-40 - 80 (+8)   (L)

Martina Eberl
Munich, Germany
43-37 - 80 (+8)   (L)

Moon Su
Seoul, South Korea
37-43 - 80 (+8)   (L)

Amie Hartje
Torrance,Calif.
41-39 - 80 (+8)   (L)

 

139
Briana Vega
Andover, Mass.
38-43 - 81 (+9)   (L)

 



Hye In Lee
Cheon-An, South Korea
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