The three stage journey that is LPGA TOUR qualifying school fell one round short for Augusta James of Bath and Brittany Henderson of Smiths Falls.
Both young women missed the 72 hole cut at final stage qualifying by a single shot on Saturday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida. Only players making that cut had the opportunity to earn LPGA TOUR status for 2015. As a result of their finish both players will be ranked in priority and have access to the Symetra Tour in 2015 based on that ranking.
James turned in scores of 76,72,72,72 for the week while Henderson was level with her at 77,74,70,71. Their 292 totals were +4 over par.
The pair were among eight Canadians who failed to make the 72 hole cut.
We’ve yet to reach out to both players to hear what their plans may be for playing schedules in 2015.
The top Canadian finisher was Soo Bin Kim on Coquitlam, B.C. who earned full LPGA TOUR status with a tie for 11th. The University of Washington golfer has indicated she will forfeit the remainder of her Senior year at the school to pursue her LPGA career as a professional.
Rebecca Lee-Betham of Toronto earned LPGA Priority List category 17 status (Conditional) with a tie for 28th.
Samantha Richdale of B.C. and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Quebec also made the 72 hole cut and earned Symetra Tour status.