It seems that a lot of golfers are only getting half the story this week.
There is no shortage of talk about about the PGA Tour Q-School finals but the ladies of the LPGA Tour seem to be left out of the spotlight.
While we have seven Canadian men trying to earn 2013 PGA Tour and Web.com positions in La Quinta, California (six really, as Brad Fritsch already has a 2013 PGA Tour card) there are actually more Canadian women at the Final Stage of Qualifying for the LPGA Tour.
They eight include Izzy Beisiegel (@IzzyBeisiegel), Kirby Dreher (@kirbydreher), Sue Kim (@theSueKim), Rebecca Lee-Bentham (@RLeeBentham), Samantha Richdale (@SRichdaleLPGA), Seema Sadekar (@seemsadekar), Stephanie Sherlock and Ashley Sholer @canadasholer). Twitter handles in brackets.
The finals of LPGA Tour Qualifying are taking place at LPGA International Golf Club in Daytona Beach, Florida. 122 players will be looking to earn a spot on the LPGA Tour, or at worst, a position on the developmental Symetra Tour.
The top 20 players at the conclusion of the event will earn LPGA Tour Priority in Category 12. Players finishing in the 21st-45th spots will earn Priority in Category 17. In the event of a tie for 20th place, the 20th position will be determined by a playoff. All other ties will be broken on the basis of the lowest, most recent round at the Final Qualifying Tournament.
On the men’s side of things the seven players in the field at PGA West with the top 25 and a spot on the 2013 PGA Tour in mind area: Adam Hadwin, Ryan Yip, Matt Hill, Richard Scott, Mitch Evacnecz, and Roger Sloan. Brad Fritsch, who finished 18th on the 2012 Web.com Tour to earn his PGA Tour spot for 2013 needs a 17th place finish or better to improve his priority ranking for next season. A better position could help him get into more events, make more money, and keep him priority number high through the reshuffles of the year.
Interestingly, each of the PGA Tour Q-School participants from Canada are on Twitter. Don’t expect a lot of updates during the tension filled six rounds but here are their handles just in case:
Tee Times and Scoring Updates on the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Final Stage are available here.
Both tournaments begin Wednesday. The LPGA Finals is five rounds ending on Sunday while the PGA Tour Finals is six and ending on Monday.