After finishing 12th on the Symetra Tour in 2015 and just missing a promotion to the LPGA Tour, Augusta James clearly has her eyes on the prize in 2016.
The Bath, Ontario native used a second round 69 (-3) on Friday to boost herself into a share of 4th place at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic.
Although she trails the leader by 11 strokes, James is not alone in the lonely pursuit. Tour money leader Madelene Sagstrom leads the field in Greenwood, South Carolina by 7 strokes but there is still 36 holes to play.
James is just two strokes back of second place and any nice sized cheque would improve her current 8th place position on the tour’s money list – the Volvik Race For The Card.
The top ten players on that list at the end of the season will earn LPGA status for 2017.
Three other Canadians also made the cut – Jessica Wallace is tied for 24th as does Sue Kim, and Brittany Marchand shares 38th.
Keep an eye on the Full leaderboard all weekend long.
Trio Make Weekend On LPGA
Three Canadians have moved on to the weekend on the LPGA Tour at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Prattville, Alabama.
Leading the way for the Canadians after rounds of 73-67 is Alena Sharp of Hamilton who is tied for 15th place.
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls is well off the -9 pace set by leader So Yeon Ryu at one over par (72-73). She shares 53rd. Alongside her is Samantha Richdale of British Columbia who matched her exactly (72-73).
Keep an eye on the Full Leaderboard all weekend long.
Western Canadian Twosome Play On At Quail Hollow
Two lads from Canada’s western provinces have made the weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA TOUR.
Graham DeLaet is the top Canadian after rounds of 71-71 (-2) that has him sharing 24th and six strokes back of leader Andrew Louple in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Adam Hadwin snuck into the final 36 with scores of 71 and 74. He starts the weekend in a share of 62nd.