Friday, September 19, 2008

LPGA tour qualifying school is finally underway

LPGA tour qualifying school is finally underway. For those of you who are not completely familiar with how q-school works here is a non-detailed description. There are two Sectional Qualifying Tournaments. The first one is September 16th -19th at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, where Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis are participating. The second is in Venice, Florida at the Plantation Golf and Country Club September 30th - October 3rd. The top 30 players (including ties) from each sectional tournament get to play in the Final Qualifying Tournament which takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida December 1st - 7th. Those who finish in the top 20 will receive priority status in Category #11. The top 20 players will alternate with players 81-90 on the 2008 LPGA Official Money list. In addition, qualifiers who finished #21-30 will receive priority status in category #16 and qualifiers in position 31-40 in category #20.

The last day of the tournament is very exciting and very emotional for each player. Hopefully they will be broadcasting it and once I find out where and when I will let you know.

Stacy Lewis and Michelle Wie are playing in well in the first sectional qualifying tournament and should be on their way to the final round in Florida. There are also a bunch a international players who make their debut at this tournament and it is great to see the players who are the future of women’s golf. Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis are playing in the final threesome for Friday's round, which will be really exciting to watch. (article)

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