KirkwoodGolf: Former Loretto pupil Julie Yang in third place

Friday, December 04, 2015

Former Loretto pupil Julie Yang in third place

Five UK players fighting to beat Round 4 cut

Five of the eight GB and Ireland players in action at the LPGA Qualfying School Final Tournament at Daytona Beach, Florida are not going to beat the 72-hole cut unless they pull up their socks over Friday's fourth round in this 90-hole marathon.
Only the leading 70 and ties after 72 holes will play the final round at the end of which only the leading 20 will gain full playing rights on the 2016 LPGA Tour.
Those finishing 21 to 45 will gain "conditional status" which means they will gain entry to some of the tournaments on next year's schedule.
Former Loretto School pupil and past Scottish schoolgirls champion Julie Yang, originally from South Korea, but a world traveller for many years - she is now 20 - is lying third on nine-under 207 with scores of 66, 69 and 72.
She is three behind leader Simin Feng (China) who has a two-shot lead over second-placed American Cydney Clanton/
England's Holly Clyburn, the leading British player after two rounds, dropped down to a joint 39th place alongside Kylie Walker and Becky Morgan from Wales on one-under 215.
Clyburn has had rounds of 72, 70 and 73.
Walker birdied the first, seventh, 13th and 18th on her way to a one-under 72 .
Morgan shot a four-under 68 with a four-birdie inward half of 32.
The pressure over Saturday's fourth round is now on Amy Boulden and Stephen Meadow, joint 78th on 219, Gemma Dryburgh, sharing 87th place on 220, Sally Watson, in joint 107th place on 222 and Hayley Davis, who gave up a certain Curtis Cup place in 2016 to turn pro. She is joint last in a field of 155, having scored 73, 85 and 76 for 234.
Dryburgh failed to make headway with another over-par round - a 73 for four-over 220. The Aberdeen-born Beaconsfield player birdied the first, sixth and 13th but had a bogey 6 at the ninth and a double bogey 6 at the 12th.
Watson had a two-birdie, four-bogey score of 74

Daytona Beach, Florida

Par 216 (3x72)
204 Simin Feng (China) 65 70 69
206 Cydney Clanton (USA) 67 70 69
207 Julie Yang (SKor) 66 69 72

British and Irish scores
215 Kylie Walker (Sco) 70 74 71, Becky Morgan (Wal) 72 75 68, Holly Clyburn (Eng) 72 70 73 (T39)
219 Amy Boulden (Wal) 74 71 74, Stephanie Meadow (NIre) 75 70 74 (T78)
220 Gemma Dryburgh (Sco) 73 74 73 (T87)
222 Sally Watson (Sco) 72 76 74 (T107)
234 Hayley Davis (Eng) 73 85 76 (T154