Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Look Who's Playing in LPGA Q-School's 1st Stage
Some of the bigger names in the preliminary field list for the 1st stage of LPGA Q-School include Lexi Thompson, Brianna Do (WAPL champion), Stephanie Kono (her UCLA teammate who Do defeated in the quarterfinals), Mitsuki Katahira, Victoria Tanco (back-to-back Rolex Junior Player of the Year on the AJGA and most recently the winner of the Women's Western Amateur), Doris Chen (the '10 U.S. Girls Junior champion), Taylore Karle, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Junthima Gulyanamitta, and central NY's own Jillian Fraccola, as well as ex-LPGAers Hwanhee Lee and Violeta Retamozo. Good luck to all 132 players in the field right now--if any of them make it into the top 100 of the Rolex Rankings before the end of July, they'll get to skip straight to Stage II at the end of September. So a lot's riding on how Lexi plays at the Broadmoor and perhaps at Evian, as well.