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2017 LPGA Q-School: Which 20 players earned full status for 2018?


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The LPGA Tour's final stage of Q-School wrapped up Dec. 3 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., with 20 players earning full LPGA status for 2018 and another 29 players earning partial status in the 90-hole event.

Japan's Nasa Hataoka was medalist in the tournament, winning by a shot on 12-under 348 over Tiffany Chan. Hataoka won $5,000 for her medalist efforts.



A number of other recognizable names graduated, including Paula Reto, who has battled a difficult and largely unknown illness throughout the 2017 year, as well Georgia Hall, the LET star and Solheim Cup rookie who overcame an opening 77. Cindy LaCrosse, Laetetia Beck and Brianna Do all graduated with full status, as did Maria Torres, an amateur who became the first player from Puerto Rico to earn full-time LPGA status after surviving Hurricane Maria. Torres was the last of the 20 players to earn full-time status.

The top 20 players in the final Q-school stage earn LPGA status in priority category No. 12, getting them into most full-field events for next year.

Beyond the top 20 players, the LPGA offers conditional status in category No. 17 to players finishing 21st through a tie for 45th place, earning a handful of starts in less popular LPGA events.

In 2018, the LPGA will reconfigure the final stage of Q-school to become an eight-round event split into two, 72-hole events with 40-50 LPGA cards on the line.


2017 LPGA Q-School leaderboard, final results: Who earned cards for 2018

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POS PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 TOTAL MONEY
1 Nasa Hataoka -12 68 71 69 69 71 348 $5,000
2 Tiffany Chan -11 70 72 67 71 69 349 $4,500
3 Paula Reto -9 69 72 70 69 71 351 $4,000
4 Rebecca Artis -8 69 72 69 71 71 352 $3,500
5 Luna Sobron Galmes -7 73 70 69 72 69 353 $3,125
5 Robynn Ree (a) -7 75 73 69 66 70 353 $0
7 Amelia Lewis -6 73 71 71 71 68 354 $2,725
7 Lauren Coughlin -6 78 69 72 66 69 354 $2,725
7 Georgia Hall -6 77 69 67 69 72 354 $2,725
10 Kassidy Teare -5 73 73 71 72 66 355 $2,242
10 Caroline Inglis -5 74 71 69 72 69 355 $2,242
10 Marissa Steen -5 71 67 71 73 73 355 $2,242
13 Gemma Dryburgh -4 72 73 72 71 68 356 $1,925
13 Cindy LaCrosse -4 72 70 71 72 71 356 $1,925
13 Laetitia Beck -4 75 67 69 71 74 356 $1,925
16 Brianna Do -3 71 75 70 73 68 357 $1,606
16 Celine Herbin -3 72 72 74 70 69 357 $1,606
16 Daniela Holmqvist -3 73 74 71 69 70 357 $1,606
16 Jessy Tang -3 74 71 71 71 70 357 $1,606
20 Maria Torres (a) -2 73 71 70 70 74 358 $0
21 Daniela Darquea -2 71 72 70 76 69 358 $1,388
21 Mind Muangkhumsakul -2 71 73 71 72 71 358 $1,388
23 Daniela Iacobelli -1 77 78 67 70 67 359 $0
23 Kendall Dye -1 75 72 69 74 69 359 $0
23 Madeleine Sheils -1 75 75 71 68 70 359 $0
23 Dori Carter -1 72 75 72 70 70 359 $0
23 Nannette Hill -1 74 70 74 71 70 359 $0
23 Leticia Ras-Anderica -1 70 70 74 73 72 359 $0
23 Alison Walshe -1 71 71 74 68 75 359 $0
30 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong E 68 79 71 73 69 360 $0
30 Maddie McCrary (a) E 72 70 71 71 76 360 $0
32 Samantha Troyanovich 1 72 74 71 75 69 361 $0
32 Vicky Hurst 1 71 71 73 75 71 361 $0
32 Brittany Marchand 1 73 74 75 67 72 361 $0
32 Sophia Popov 1 72 72 77 68 72 361 $0
32 Jennifer Hahn 1 74 71 72 72 72 361 $0
32 Wichanee Meechai 1 72 74 71 71 73 361 $0
32 Martina Edberg 1 70 78 68 72 73 361 $0
32 Alexandra Newell 1 73 72 71 72 73 361 $0
32 Lori Beth Adams 1 71 71 72 74 73 361 $0
32 Pannarat Thanapoolboonyaras 1 74 71 75 67 74 361 $0
32 Dottie Ardina 1 74 69 70 74 74 361 $0
32 Camilla Lennarth 1 72 74 65 76 74 361 $0
32 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 1 72 69 73 72 75 361 $0
45 Harang Lee 2 73 75 72 72 70 362 $0
45 Allison Emrey 2 76 73 72 70 71 362 $0
45 Sakura Yokomine 2 74 76 67 74 71 362 $0
45 Lauren Kim 2 69 76 71 73 73 362 $0
45 Katelyn Sepmoree 2 72 73 73 70 74 362 $0

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