2nd Place Finish For Augusta James

Augusta James of Bath, Ontario (Photo: Symetra Tour)
Augusta James ties for  2nd at the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills (Photo: Symetra Tour)
Augusta James ties for 2nd at the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills (Photo: Symetra Tour)

With eight events remaining on the 2015 Symetra Tour schedule thing are looking pretty good for Augusta James, of Bath, Ontario.

The former Team Canada National Team member vaulted herself into the 3rd place position on the Tour Money List – the Volvik Race for The Card, on Sunday courtesy of a tie for 2nd place finish at the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills.  Her impressive showing in Albany, posting scores of 65,67,69, (-12) may have just cemented her LPGA Tour status for 2016. She finished one stroke back of winner Breanna Elliott of Australia and earned just over $8,000.

The top ten players in the Volvik Race For The Card at season’s end will be granted LPGA Tour status for 2016.

James, a tour rookie, leads all player in that category with $44,764 in earnings.  Most experts estimated that $45K would likely be the threshold to earn a top ten spot on the money list for 2015.  In 2014 Mallory Blackwelder earned the 10th and final LPGA Tour card through the Symetra Tour with $41,381 in earnings.

The finish also bumped her up 79 spots in the Rolex World Rankings; she now sits in the 411th spot.

Canadian Sue Kim (Langley, B.C.) finished in a share of 4th in Albany while Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario tied for 9th place.

The next Symetra Tour event begins this Friday, July 31st in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Final leaderboard at Fuccillo Kia Classic 

Pos Player Scores Total To Par Prize Money
1 Breanna Elliott 65 – 66 – 69 200 -13 $15,000
2T Augusta James 65 – 67 – 69 201 -12 $8,093
2T Fiona Puyo 69 – 67 – 65 201 -12 $8,093
4T Casey Grice 67 – 69 – 67 203 -10 $4,362
4T Lindy Duncan 69 – 67 – 67 203 -10 $4,362
4T Sue Kim 68 – 65 – 70 203 -10 $4,362
7T Vicky Hurst 70 – 70 – 65 205 -8 $2,779
7T Daniela Iacobelli 71 – 66 – 68 205 -8 $2,779
9T Mia Piccio 69 – 69 – 68 206 -7 $1,958
9T Catherine O’Donnell 70 – 68 – 68 206 -7 $1,958
9T Brooke Henderson 70 – 66 – 70 206 -7 $1,958
9T Katherine Perry 71 – 66 – 69 206 -7 $1,958
9T Laura Gonzalez Escallon 71 – 66 – 69 206 -7 $1,958
9T Marina Choi 71 – 68 – 67 206 -7 $1,958
15T Nicole Zhang 69 – 68 – 70 207 -6 $1,390
15T Natalie Gleadall 70 – 69 – 68 207 -6 $1,390
15T Maude-Aimee Leblanc 66 – 69 – 72 207 -6 $1,390
15T Annie Park 71 – 66 – 70 207 -6 $1,390
15T Hannah Collier 66 – 72 – 69 207 -6 $1,390
15T Giulia Molinaro 70 – 68 – 69 207 -6 $1,390
21T Ashlan Ramsey 70 – 70 – 68 208 -5 $1,060
21T Natalie Sheary 73 – 68 – 67 208 -5 $1,060
21T Veronica Felibert 71 – 72 – 65 208 -5 $1,060
21T Dottie Ardina 70 – 68 – 70 208 -5 $1,060
21T Emily Tubert 67 – 73 – 68 208 -5 $1,060
21T Ashley Knoll 71 – 71 – 66 208 -5 $1,060
21T Lacey Agnew 71 – 67 – 70 208 -5 $1,060
21T Carolin Pinegger 70 – 69 – 69 208 -5 $1,060
21T Emily Talley 70 – 70 – 68 208 -5 $1,060
30T Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu 71 – 69 – 69 209 -4 $822
30T Tracy Stanford 72 – 71 – 66 209 -4 $822
30T Hye-Min Kim 69 – 69 – 71 209 -4 $822
30T Lauren Doughtie 69 – 71 – 69 209 -4 $822
30T Brittany Altomare 72 – 68 – 69 209 -4 $822
35T Anne-Catherine Tanguay 68 – 73 – 69 210 -3 $662
35T Kim Welch 68 – 70 – 72 210 -3 $662
35T Emma Jandel 70 – 69 – 71 210 -3 $662
35T Susy Benavides 72 – 67 – 71 210 -3 $662
35T Olivia Jordan-Higgins 72 – 70 – 68 210 -3 $662
35T Jennie Lee 69 – 70 – 71 210 -3 $662
35T Brianna Do 70 – 69 – 71 210 -3 $662
42T Chirapat Jao-Javanil 70 – 70 – 71 211 -2 $528
42T Sammi Stevens 69 – 73 – 69 211 -2 $528
42T Dani Holmqvist 72 – 70 – 69 211 -2 $528
42T Alejandra Llaneza 70 – 72 – 69 211 -2 $528
42T Amy Meier 70 – 68 – 73 211 -2 $528
42T Carleigh Silvers 71 – 69 – 71 211 -2 $528
48T Jenni Jenq 72 – 69 – 71 212 -1 $456
48T Michelle Piyapattra 72 – 69 – 71 212 -1 $456
48T Laura Kueny 72 – 67 – 73 212 -1 $456
51T Brittany Henderson 69 – 73 – 71 213 E $395
51T Numa Gulyanamitta 73 – 67 – 73 213 E $395
51T Amy Ruengmateekhun 72 – 71 – 70 213 E $395
51T Jessica Wallace 70 – 73 – 70 213 E $395
51T Jessy Tang 70 – 69 – 74 213 E $395
51T Margarita Ramos 71 – 70 – 72 213 E $395
51T Lee Lopez 71 – 72 – 70 213 E $395
51T Kimberly Kim 70 – 71 – 72 213 E $395
59T Jean Chua 71 – 70 – 73 214 +1 $339
59T Mindy Kim 71 – 69 – 74 214 +1 $339
59T Silvia Cavalleri 72 – 71 – 71 214 +1 $339
59T Angela Buzminski 70 – 72 – 72 214 +1 $339
63T Grace Na 72 – 70 – 73 215 +2 $320
63T Liv Cheng 71 – 71 – 73 215 +2 $320
63T Stephanie Kono 74 – 69 – 72 215 +2 $320
66T Anaelle Carnet 70 – 71 – 75 216 +3 $302
66T Lili Alvarez 74 – 69 – 73 216 +3 $302
66T Ashley Tait 71 – 72 – 73 216 +3 $302
66T Kirby Dreher 75 – 68 – 73 216 +3 $302
70 Erica Popson 75 – 68 – 75 218 +5 $291
71 Britney Hamilton 72 – 71 – 76 219 +6 $287