Do the top sixty keep their card, are there other qualifications as well.
I don't expect her to lose hers but Ha Neul Kim is sixty one, money list.
It's the top-50 on the money list that is absolutely guaranteed a renewal of their card on the big tour. Of course, there are other complications like the two priority re-rankings they have during the season. With six career wins (at least one was a major), I don't think Sky will have any problems getting into tournaments next year. Heck, look at how many invites Sharon gets.
I tried watching the video above posted from Round Two...they are still bat guano nuts over Shibuno. She's the only player they showed during the first 25 minutes, until they switched to Yui Kawamoto making a putt...then back to Shibuno. Shibuno played with Mi Jeong Jeon and some player wearing a Bridgestone cap...never saw their shots, just heard them. After Shibuno's post-round interview, the leaders are shown in the last ten minutes.
Just watched the live starting coverage. All activity on the first tee literally stopped for a good six minutes when sweets-loving Smile Candy Cinderella made her entrance flanked hand-in-hand between two children to thunderous applause. The galleries lining either side of the fairway looked about 10 deep.
But hey, maybe the next Next Superstar will generate this kind of fan excitement for the LPGA.
i hope hinako shibuno contimues to play in japan on the jlpga tour as she will surely get invites to lpga tournaments. with her win at the british open, hopefully she will get her chance to play the olympics next year....
Shibuno fever...an article says they had 7,631 spectators on Sunday (50% increase over last year), and the most since the tournament moved to this golf course in 2006. Total attendance for the week was also an event record.
Sky Kim (-2)...I don't think I've seen an outfit like this before...not every player has the goods to make it work, but she does.
Shiho Oyama (E)/Asuka Kashiwabara (-1) and Min Young Lee (+2)