It runs Thu., Oct. 21 thru Sun., Oct. 24 on two separate courses at Plantation Golf & CC in Venice, FL. The LPGA will probably wait until Wed. night to post the field ... the bulk of it should be the Stage One qualifiers, plus almost every Symetra player who didn't make top-10 on the money list.
Looking ahead to the Q-series ... I think MHL will have to endure the indignity of it. Based upon how I read the most current Priority List, two career LPGA wins plus fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee. Christina Kim played the 2019 Q-series and had three career wins going into it.
Hat tip to a GolfWrxer for posting the field link (above) with 179 names ... fast action by the LPGA for a change. No info on the cut line yet. I think there was only one Hou sister in Stage One, but both are in Stage Two.
Every once in a while, Hill pops up in an LPGA tournament ... a few years back, she was an LPGA regular, playing 29 times during 2015-16. At 34, she might have enough bulldog and experience in her to sneak into Stage Three. Back in the Old Days, if I recall correctly, Hill was accused of slow play ... I think the accuser was Mindy Kim and Hill's daddy told Mindy to mind her own beeswax. If Hill wasn't the player involved, then it might have been Candace Shepperle instead ... it was one or the other.
I give Shasta NO chance of making it this week. That's too bad ... it took me a while, but I found the video on my PC of her opening tee shot at the 2015 Shoprite pro-am (Galloway, 10th hole) ... along with being easy on the eyes, she showed excellent form with the driver. But, if that swing wasn't good enough to make the LPGA at age 29, how is she supposed to make it at 35? She has numerous Symetra trunk slams since mid-2020. BTW, Shasta was not in any of Shoprite's pro-ams this year - an oversight that should be corrected for 2022.
These are the main ones that I hope make it to the next stage. Karen Chun (missed the Q-Series by two places, 37 Symetra money list) Also Ex-USC Trojans, Amelia Garvey, Gabriella Ruffels, Karen Kim, Alyaa Abdulghany Gabriella Then, Allisen Corpuz.
Also, Britney Yada (Queen of the Cactus Tour), Virginia Elena Carter
Maddie Szeryk (Saw her win her first Tournament as a pro on the Cactus Tour.) Same Tour as I saw So Yeon Ryu win her first Tournament as a Pro.
Poor Shasta is DFL among the morning starters in Round One, +9 thru 15 holes. I still want to see her at the Shoprite pro-am. Her buddy Nannette Hill has been to the rodeo many times and it shows: -1 thru 16 holes. Great showing for the Miss. St. grad Jessica Peng at -3 thru 13 holes. She is ranked 12th on the TLPGA for 2021 ... which is better than nothing and beats playing on the CLPGA. Karen Chung is +4 ... WAKE UP!!!!
I confirmed from an LPGA article that the top-45 plus ties will advance to the Q-Series (excluding the three underage players).
Karen Chung dug herself out of the hole, finished at +1. The Ice Cream Princess also finished +1. They better plan on these scores being their worst ones of the week ... 52 players are already under par.
Louise Stahle, +2 thru 12 holes ... boy, talk about HIGH mileage ... she was the low am when Stupples won Weetabix! She didn't do any of the 2021 Shoprite pro-ams (unless she was a last-minute replacement), but I last saw her at Galloway two or three years ago. Getty has pics of her at 2005 LPGA q-school gaming a Ping G5 FW or driver. Hey, the G5 was hot stuff, I remember Stanford had that driver at Shoprite the next year ... and then Ping released the G10 and the world shook on its axis.
Yes I saw where Karen Chung rebounded with three birdies on the back nine. She really needs to stop under achieving, she should have been at least top fifteen Symetra Tour.
Same with Gabriella Ruffels, five birdies five bogeys. She started out with good rounds on her LPGA Tour invites. But the last three or four she hasn't played that good. I really thought that she would be a can't miss good player on the Tour.
The other first time USC Trojans had decent first rounds.
Round One is done and 48 players are -1 or better. Daniela Darquea picked up 25 grand at Cognizant ... she better stretch that, especially after opening with a 76. Really surprised to see Maja Stark with a 75 ... broke the Oklahoma St. scoring record held by Hedwall, then quickly wins twice on the LET.
Pos Start Player Course ToPar Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 fra Pauline Roussin-Bouchard PC -5 F -5 67 67 T2 esp Maria Parra PC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 par Milagros Chaves BC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 usa Kaley In BC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 den Karen Fredgaard (a) PC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 swe Linn Grant PC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 usa Katherine Smith PC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 sui Kim Metraux BC -4 F -4 68 68 T2 usa Gabby Lemieux BC -4 F -4 68 68 T10 fra Agathe Laisne (a) BC -3 F -3 69 69 T10 aus Grace Kim PC -3 F -3 69 69 T10 usa Gina Kim (a) BC -3 F -3 69 69 T10 swe Beatrice Wallin (a) PC -3 F -3 69 69 T10 pur Maria Fernanda Torres BC -3 F -3 69 69 T10 ita Virginia Elena Carta PC -3 F -3 69 69 T10 chn Ruoning Yin PC -3 F -3 69 69
ALYAA! She's gunning to be the new EMP ... and not a government pariah. Amelia Lewis (74-75) .... another battered jalopy pin-balling her way between q-school, the LET, the Symetra tour, Monday qualifiers, USWO qualifiers, etc ... at least she has a nice Titleist staff bag. Good results so far from the bookworm division, Corpuz and Carta, both -3. Only two players from Japan ... never heard of them, but they're hanging in there at +1. BTW, the current cut is Even, bringing in a lot more players potentially.
Pos Start Player Course ToPar Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 T10 chn Ruoning Yin BC -10 F -7 69 65 134 T2 T32 usa Maddi Caldwell-Young PC -7 F -6 71 66 137 T2 T2 usa Gabby Lemieux PC -7 F -3 68 69 137 T2 1 fra Pauline Roussin-Bouchard BC -7 F -2 67 70 137 T5 T17 mas Alyaa Abdulghany PC -6 F -4 70 68 138 T5 T10 fra Agathe Laisne (a) PC -6 F -3 69 69 138 T5 T2 swe Linn Grant BC -6 F -2 68 70 138 T5 T2 den Karen Fredgaard (a) BC -6 F -2 68 70 138 T9 T32 aus Karis Davidson PC -5 F -4 71 68 139 T9 T2 par Milagros Chaves PC -5 F -1 68 71 139
¡arriba! Great job, Ale Llaneza (73-72-68, -3), just don't screw it up tomorrow. She showed me a lot of gumption during her 2018 USWO qualifier at Canoe Brook when the wind starting gusting during her PM round. Now age 33, the mulligans are running out. so you go, girl. Yoktuan resuscitated her LPGA relevancy with a 69 today ... ditto for Escallon (70). Kim Kaufman had her best round (70), but still has so many bodies to climb over tomorrow.
What is The Plan here regarding the Hou sisters (both are Even)? Both are playing as amateurs and I assume they are still in school at Arizona. I'm guessing they would drop out only if both aced the Q-series ... then they could travel the LPGA tour and babysit each other. But, I sure wouldn't drop out of school for lousy Symetra status, which they are track for if nothing changes tomorrow.
Exactly 45 players are at -2.
Pos Start Player Course To Par Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 1 chn Ruoning Yin BC -13 1:27 PM 69 65 69 203 2 2 fra Pauline Roussin-Bouchard BC -12 1:27 PM 67 70 67 204 T3 T3 chn Xiaowen Yin (a) BC -9 1:27 PM 72 69 66 207 T3 T3 mas Alyaa Abdulghany BC -9 1:16 PM 70 68 69 207 T3 T3 swe Linn Grant BC -9 1:16 PM 68 70 69 207 T3 T3 usa Maddi Caldwell-Young BC -9 1:16 PM 71 66 70 207 T7 T7 can Jaclyn Lee BC -8 1:05 PM 72 70 66 208 T7 T7 tpe Jessica Peng BC -8 1:05 PM 70 71 67 208 T9 T9 usa Allisen Corpuz BC -7 1:05 PM 70 71 68 209 T9 T9 par Milagros Chaves BC -7 12:54 PM 68 71 70 209