Former Buff Coleman in position to regain LPGA Tour status with 1 round left in Q-school
by Gary Baines
It will all come down to one round for former University of Colorado golfer Jenny Coleman.
In Sunday’s last round of the final stage of LPGA Q-school, Coleman could finish in the top 20 and earn fully-exempt status on the 2018 LPGA Tour. She could regain similar conditional status as she had in 2017 by placing between 21st and 45th and ties. Or she could finish higher than 45th and not have any LPGA Tour status in 2018.
The former Buff (pictured in an LPGA photo) lost a little bit of ground in Saturday’s fourth round, but still sits in 15-way tie for 34th place in Daytona Beach, Fla. She’s two strokes out of the top 20, but just one shot better than players currently outside the top 45.
On Saturday, Coleman fired a 1-over-par 73, leaving her at 1-over 289 overall. She made one birdie and two bogeys in round 4.
Nasa Hataoka of Japan remains in the lead at 11-under-par 277.
Coleman competed in 10 LPGA Tour events in 2017, making one cut.
The field was cut from 165 to the low 70 players and ties after Saturday’s fourth round, and the three other golfers with strong Colorado ties won’t be around for Sunday. Former CU golfers Esther Lee and Emily Childs finished at 297 and 303, respectively. Former University of Northern Colorado player Carleigh Silvers checked in at 305.
Here are the scores for the local players competing:
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
34. Former CU golfer Jenny Coleman 73-74-69-73–289
Missed 72-Hole Cut
103. Former CU golfer Esther Lee 76-75-70-76–297
144. Former CU golfer Emily Childs 73-73-79-78–303
150. Former UNC golfer Carleigh Silvers 78-80-76-71–305
For complete results from Q-school, CLICK HERE.