The finals of the 2014 LPGA Tour Qualifying school will get underway on December 3rd in Florida.
Twelve Canadians are in the field, all seeking status on the LPGA Tour and lower level Symetra Tour for 2015.
Eastern Ontario will be represented by two players, pro Brittany Henderson of Smiths Falls, and amateur Augusta James of Bath, Ontario.
Henderson, 24, won a SunCoast Series Tour event earlier this year. A top ranked Canadian junior, she went on to star at Coastal Carolina where she won the Big South Conference Championship in her Junior and Senior Years.
James is currently a Senior at North Carolina State University. The 21 year-old, a recent graduate of Team Canada, won the 2014 Canadian Women’s Amateur by six shots.
Both players advanced through the previous two stages of Qualifying School.
They will play 90 holes over the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International with play concluding on Sunday, December 7th. There is a cit to the low 70 players and ties after 72 holes.
Players who finish in the top 20 will earn membership through category 12 on the LPGA Tour priority list while those who finish 21 through 45 with earn membership through category 17. In laymen’s terms, players who finish in the top 20 will have “full-time” status on the LPGA Tour while players that finish 21 through 45 will have “conditional” status.
All players who complete 72 holes of the Q-School Finals will receive status on the Symetra Tour and will be ranked for priority based on their finish.
There is a $50,000 purse for the event with the medalist taking home $5,000.
The 12 Canadians in the field:
Brittany Henderson, Smiths Falls, Ont.
Augusta James, Bath, Ont.
Sara-Maude Juneau, Fossambault-sur-le-lac, Que.
Lorie Kane, Charlottetown, PEI
SooBin Kim, Coquitlam, B.C.
Sue Kim, Langley, B.C.
Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ont.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Sherbrooke, Que.
Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Toronto
Brogan McKinnon, Mississauga, Ont.
Samantha Richdale, Kelowna, B.C.
Nicole Vandermade, Brantford, Ont.