A final round 76 was probably not the target for Canadian Augusta James on Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina, but she did manage to gain ground on the Symetra Tour money list.
After rounds of 68 and 67 at the Raintree Country Club, the Bath, Ontario golfer was just one stroke off the lead with eighteen holes to play.
Unfortunately the North Carolina State graduate and PING staff player could not get any closer to the top of the leaderboard in Sunday.
A front nine 38 with three bogies and a single birdie did not do too much damage, she was still just one off the lead at the time. However, she matched that score on the back nine, ultimately pushing her down to a share of 5th place while American Erica Popson ascended to victory.
James would be among six players who shared fifth place. She was joined in that grouping by fellow Canadians Sara-Maude Juneau and Anne-Catherine Tanguay.
It was the second top 5 finish of the year for James.
For their efforts each of those three Canadian players was rewarded with (USD) $4,487.00.
That sum helped Augusta move up to 7th place on the year-long money list, the Volvik Race for the Card.
The top ten finishers at the end of the season will earn LPGA status for 2017.