2019 LPGA Q-Series final results: Prize money payout, leaderboard, who earned LPGA status
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2019 LPGA Q-Series final results: Prize money payout, leaderboard, who earned LPGA status



The 2019 LPGA Q-Series final leaderboard is headed by winner Muni He, with the former University of Southern California standout winning the eight-round marathon in Pinehurst, N.C.

Playing the second tournament of the series at Pinehurst No. 9, He wrapped up a 21-under 551 total to beat Hee Young Park by three shots on 18-under total. Yealimi Noh, who lost to Hannah Green as a Monday qualifier in Portland earlier this year, snagged her LPGA card with a third-place finish.

In total, exactly 45 players earned LPGA status for 2020 in Category 14, giving them entry into most full-field LPGA events. The top 45 players and ties earn cards.

He won the $15,000 winner's share of the $150,000 purse.

LPGA Q-Series recap notes

Q-Series is played as two consecutive four-round tournaments, with a multi-day break in between for players to reset. Pinehurst No. 6 hosted the first tournament, with the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pinehurst No. 9 hosting the second event.

This is the second year for Q-Series, which has replaced the third-and-final stage of LPGA Q-School. The final stage was previously six rounds.

Five amateur players earned their LPGA status through Q-Series. The players now have a choice to turn professional and take up their status for the 2020 season's start, or they can defer their membership until mid-season next year with the potential to keep status in a limited schedule.

Christina Kim was among those to finish in the top 45 and ties. Kim, a multi-time LPGA winner, had status as a past winner, but getting into Category 14 improves her standing on the LPGA.

There was a cut after six rounds -- through the second round of the second tournament -- to the top 80 and ties to make it a little easier to get the field through the difficult final rounds to maintain status.

2019 LPGA Q-Series final leaderboard, results and prize money payouts

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POS PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 TOTAL MONEY
1 Muni He -21 69 70 67 69 65 70 71 70 551
2 Hee Young Park -18 68 70 71 70 67 66 72 70 554
3 Yealimi Noh -15 69 69 66 77 67 69 71 69 557
4 Haeji Kang -10 71 72 73 69 70 65 70 72 562
5 Lindsey Weaver -9 68 68 72 70 71 70 73 71 563
T6 Emma Talley -7 68 71 66 72 76 71 72 69 565
T6 Albane Valenzuela (a) -7 71 73 69 70 69 69 71 73 565
8 Lauren Kim -6 68 66 72 72 74 71 71 72 566
T9 Yui Kawamoto -5 70 70 71 71 70 71 74 70 567
T9 Jennifer Chang (a) -5 74 69 70 68 71 68 72 75 567
T11 Dana Finkelstein -2 72 69 70 70 69 75 75 70 570
T11 Elizabeth Szokol -2 71 71 69 68 67 75 77 72 570
T11 Katherine Perry -2 70 74 68 69 69 74 72 74 570
T11 Wichanee Meechai -2 72 71 71 72 70 68 71 75 570
T11 Haley Moore -2 69 72 73 71 66 74 69 76 570
T16 Alana Uriell -1 74 70 69 73 74 73 69 69 571
T16 Elizabeth Nagel -1 69 67 71 75 73 74 73 69 571
T16 Suzuka Yamaguchi -1 71 69 72 70 70 73 74 72 571
T16 Jiwon Jeon -1 69 69 74 68 72 71 72 76 571
T20 Mina Harigae E 69 71 73 69 71 73 72 74 572
T20 Sarah Burnham E 69 75 69 70 70 70 75 74 572
T20 Maia Schechter E 73 68 66 70 74 70 75 76 572
T20 Kelly Tan E 69 71 69 71 71 68 75 78 572
T24 Christina Kim 1 71 72 73 72 74 70 70 71 573
T24 Min Seo Kwak 1 71 73 73 73 68 72 72 71 573
T26 Matilda Castren 2 71 69 68 75 71 71 78 71 574
T26 Louise Ridderstrom 2 72 72 71 73 72 73 69 72 574
T26 Linnea Johansson 2 74 71 70 71 71 70 75 72 574
T26 Karine Icher 2 72 66 76 72 71 70 74 73 574
T30 Marissa Steen 3 72 72 67 76 73 73 71 71 575
T30 Kim Kaufman 3 65 70 73 73 73 70 80 71 575
T30 Brianna Do 3 67 72 73 71 72 72 76 72 575
T30 Andrea Lee (a) 3 72 70 72 67 71 74 77 72 575
T30 Esther Henseleit 3 70 68 70 75 74 71 74 73 575
T30 Yujeong Son 3 72 69 69 73 71 70 77 74 575
T30 Lee Lopez 3 74 76 66 74 71 66 73 75 575
T30 Nuria Iturrioz 3 77 68 69 70 70 69 76 76 575
T38 Min Lee 4 72 68 72 71 73 75 73 72 576
T38 Klara Spilkova 4 72 68 68 71 73 75 77 72 576
T38 Bianca Pagdanganan (a) 4 74 74 72 70 72 64 72 78 576
T41 Youngin Chun 5 72 69 76 73 71 73 75 68 577
T41 Kyung Kim 5 70 71 74 72 75 70 74 71 577
T41 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 5 75 71 69 72 70 73 76 71 577
T41 Lauren Coughlin 5 67 73 69 68 74 76 78 72 577
T41 Celine Herbin 5 68 69 74 69 71 70 75 81 577

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