BC’s Megan Osland Among Four Canadians Advancing To Stage III Of LPGA Q-School

Kelowna's Megan Osland Was The Low Canadian In The Field In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School Earning Her Way Along With 3 Other Canucks Into The Final Stage Starting End Of November - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

Courtesy Golf Canada with files from Symetra Tour

VENICE, Fla. – Four Canadians were among 84 competitors that advanced to Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., led all 10 Canadians in the field, finishing at 5-over par (72-72-73-76) to grab a share of 30th. Team Canada graduate and Calgary product Jennifer Ha was the next Canadian in line, closing at 7-over par (69-71-79-76) to end in a tie for 47th.

Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault, Que., carded her lowest round of the tournament (73) to solidify her place in the final stage with a T62 result.

Paris, Ont., native Jennifer Kirby finished one stroke clear of the cut line to become the fourth Canadian to advance to the final stage. Kirby struggled out of the gate with an opening-round 80 (+8), but fought her way back into contention with three consistent rounds to finish the event tied for 76th.

Surrey's Taylor Kim was only one shot back of the number finishing with a solid even par round of 72 to earn Symetra Tour status. Fellow Surrey golfer, A Ram Choi, also earned Symetra Tour status finishing with a final round 3-over 75.

Meanwhile, it was Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord who cruised to the medallist honours in Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament with a final-round 1-under, 71 to finish at 11-under, 277, five shots clear of second.

World No. 2 amateur, Bronte Law (Manchester, England), finished second at 6-under, 282 while runner-up at the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior Angel Yin (Arcadia, Calif.) finished third at 5-under, 283.

The final stage will commence from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. The top 20 finishers at final stage will earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2017 season.

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