This week in Alabama, United States, 110 players will compete in the first of the two-week LPGA Q-Series, the final stage of LPGA qualifying school. The field will compete on two courses over 72 holes from Thursday to Sunday in Mobile.
Following a cut to the low 70 players and ties, those scores will then carry over to week two and another 72 holes on two courses in Dothan, Alabama from December 9 to 12.
Players finishing inside the top 45 and ties following the conclusion of the cumulative eight rounds will receive LPGA membership next season. All players finishing outside the top 20 and ties will receive Symetra Tour status for the upcoming year.
There is also a $150,000 purse with $15,000 going to the medallist. Below is a list of who is eligible for the final stage, according to LPGA rules:
2021 LPGA Tour members ranked Nos. 101-150, including those tied for 150th place on the LPGA Points List at the conclusion of the 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup,
2021 LPGA Tour members ranked Nos. 101-150, including those tied for 150th place on the LPGA Points List, at the conclusion of the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship,
2021 Symetra Tour members ranked Nos. 11-35, including those tied for 35th place, on the season-ending Symetra Tour money list,
Players ranked Nos. 1-5, including those tied for fifth, on the LET Order of Merit at the conclusion of the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open De Espana,
Players ranked within the top 75 on the Rolex Rankings as of the entry deadline for Stage II (August 9, 2021),
Qualifiers from Stage II.
This week’s venues are the Crossings Course (par 72, 6,664 yards) and Falls Course (par 71, 6,643 yards) at Magnolia Grove. Those who advance to the final 72 holes will compete on the Highland and Marshwood courses at Highland Oaks.
Included in this week’s field are: From the top 5 in the season ending Race to Costa del Sol on the LET: Atthaya Thitikul (Thai), Stephanie Kyriacou (Aus), Sanna Nuutinen (Fin), and, JA The Resort Ambassador, Olivia Cowan (Ger).
From the top 75 of the Rolex World Rankings: Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den).
From the Symetra Tour: Meghan Maclaren (Eng).
We wish all players the best of luck for this life changing two weeks at the LPGA qualifying school.