Final-hole bogey at Q-school costs former Buff Coleman conditional status on LPGA Tour in 2018
by Gary Baines
It might be the costliest bogey of Jenny Coleman’s young golf career.
The former University of Colorado player bogeyed the 90th and final hole of Q-school on Sunday, costing her conditional status on the LPGA Tour in 2018.
Had Coleman made a par or better on her 18th hole Sunday at LPGA International’s Hills Course in Daytona Beach, Fla., she would have tied for 45th place, which would have been good for similar conditional status as she had in 2017. This year, Coleman played in 10 LPGA Tour events, making one cut.
Coleman (pictured) had birdied her 17th hole — No. 8 on the Hills Course — to put her in position to regain LPGA Tour status. But the final bogey will likely leave her playing full time on the Symetra Tour in 2018.
Coleman, who was tied for 34th place going into Sunday, shoot a 2-over-par 74 in the final round, leaving her at 3-over 363 overall. The top 20 finishers out of the original field of 165 earned fully-exempt status on the LPGA Tour, while the 21st through 45th players and ties (with a maximum score of 362) landed conditional status.
Coleman, , who played for the Buffs from 2010-14, finished with one birdie and three bogeys on Sunday. Last year, she tied for 29th place at Q-school.
Nasa Hataoka of Japan retained the lead on Sunday and earned medalist honors at 12-under-par 348.
Three recent winners of the CoBank Colorado Women’s Open earned status on the LPGA Tour on Sunday. Lauren Coughlin (2016 winner) will be fully exempt after placing seventh, while Kendall Dye (2014) and Allison Emrey (2015) will be conditional members after finishing 23rd and 45th, respectively.
Here are the scores for the local players who competed in the final stage of Q-school:
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
50. Former CU golfer Jenny Coleman 73-74-69-73-74–363
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.