Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Scots Watson, Dryburgh and Walker at 

five-round LPGA Q School Final Tournament
Eight British and Irish players, including Scots Gemma Dryburgh, Sally Watson and Kylie Walker, tee off at LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Florida tomorrow in the LPGA Tour Final Qualifying  Tournament.
The others are:
Amy Boulden (Wales), Holly Clyburn (England), Becky Morgan (Wales), Hayley Davis (England), Stephanie Meadow (Ireland).
The tournament, to be played over the Jones and Hills courses,  is over five rounds and will end on Sunday, December 6. 
There will be a cut to the leading 70 and ties after four rounds (72 holes).
All players who survive that cut will be entitled to play on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA's No 2 circuit.
There is a $50,000 prizefund of which the player with the lowest five-round (90 holes) aggregate will win $5,000.
A field of 157 players will be competing for 20 Category 12 memberships of the LPGA Tours, allowing them to play in all events on the 2016 schedule.

Those who finish 21st through to 45th will earn LPGA Tour membership Category 17. In laymen’s terms, players who finish in the top 20 will have “full-time” status on the LPGA Tour while players who finish 21st through to 45th will have “conditional” status, i.e. access to some but not all the tournaments on the 2016 LPGA schedule.