Ex-Buffs Childs, Coleman hanging tough with 3 rounds left in LPGA Q-school
by Gary Baines
Two former University of Colorado golfers remain very much in contention to earn some LPGA Tour status after Thursday’s second round of the final stage of Q-school in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Emily Childs, who spent one season at CU before transferring to Cal, shares 43rd place in the 165-person field, while Jenny Coleman is tied for 57th place.
The top 20 finishers after Sunday’s fifth round will earn fully-exempt status on the LPGA Tour in 2018. The remaining players who finish in the top 45 and ties will have conditional status next year.
Childs shot her second straight 1-over-par 73 and sits at 2-over-par 146, eight strokes behind leader Marissa Steen. Childs posted two birdies and three bogeys on Thursday.
Coleman, who played in 10 LPGA Tour events in 2017 after having conditional status on the circuit, checks in at 147 after a second-round 74. She made three birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in round 2.
Another former Buff, Esther Lee, is another four strokes back, at 151, after shooting a second-round 75.
A cut to the low 70 players and ties will take place after four rounds.
Here are the scores for the local players competing:
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
43. Former CU golfer Emily Childs 73-73–146
57. Former CU golfer Jenny Coleman 73-74–147
110. Former CU golfer Esther Lee 76-75–151
160. Former UNC golfer Carleigh Silvers 78-80–158
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