Former CU golfer Coleman jumps into top 30 with 69 at final stage of LPGA Q-school
by Gary Baines
Former University of Colorado golfer Jenny Coleman used a 3-under-par round of 69 to jump 31 spots up the scoreboard, into the top 30 in the final stage of LPGA Tour Q-school in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Coleman, who made one cut in 10 LPGA Tour events in 2017 after having conditional status on the circuit, shares 26th place at even-par 216 through three rounds at LPGA International.
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.
Coleman (pictured in a Symetra Tour photo) sits two strokes out of 20th place and is eight behind leader Nasa Hataoka of Japan. The former Buff made five birdies and two bogeys in Friday’s third round.
Another former CU golfer, Esther Lee, likewise posted a sub-par round as a 2-under 70 left her at 5-over 221 and in 73rd place.
A cut to the low 70 players and ties will take place after Saturday’s fourth rounds.
Here are the scores for the local players competing:
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
26. Former CU golfer Jenny Coleman 73-74-69–216
73. Former CU golfer Esther Lee 76-75-70–221
113. Former CU golfer Emily Childs 73-73-79–225
157. Former UNC golfer Carleigh Silvers 78-80-76–234
For complete results from Q-school, CLICK HERE.