LPGA Tour
LPGA - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Wednesday, November 28th through Sunday, December 2nd
SITE: LPGA International (Champions and Legends Courses), Daytona Beach, FL
COURSE ARCHITECT: Rees Jones (1994 - Champions Course),
         Arthur Hills (1998 - Legends Course)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,389 (Champions Course)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 388 Yds10 - Par 4 338 Yds
2 - Par 4 408 Yds11 - Par 4 378 Yds
3 - Par 3 179 Yds12 - Par 4 363 Yds
4 - Par 4 355 Yds13 - Par 5 533 Yds
5 - Par 5 473 Yds14 - Par 3 162 Yds
6 - Par 3 145 Yds15 - Par 4 396 Yds
7 - Par 4 377 Yds16 - Par 4 379 Yds
8 - Par 4 369 Yds17 - Par 3 172 Yds
9 - Par 5 522 Yds18 - Par 5 452 Yds
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36 3,216 Yds36 3,173 Yds
 
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,468 (Legends Course)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 374 Yds10 - Par 4 363 Yds
2 - Par 5 527 Yds11 - Par 4 370 Yds
3 - Par 3 142 Yds12 - Par 3 174 Yds
4 - Par 4 375 Yds13 - Par 4 378 Yds
5 - Par 4 366 Yds14 - Par 5 505 Yds
6 - Par 4 394 Yds15 - Par 3 164 Yds
7 - Par 3 187 Yds16 - Par 5 498 Yds
8 - Par 5 487 Yds17 - Par 4 410 Yds
9 - Par 4 380 Yds18 - Par 4 374 Yds
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36 3,232 Yds36 3,236 Yds
 
Annual:  52nd
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Numa Gulyanamitta (Not defending)
90-Hole Record:  342 (Stacy Lewis, 2008)
72-Hole Record:  273 (Marilyn Lovander, 2002; Stacy Lewis, 2008)
Total Purse:  $50,000
Shares:  1st Place - $5,000; 2nd Place - $4,500; 3rd Place - $4,000
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Numa Gulyanamitta350Karlin Beck357
Christine Song352Maude-Aimee LeBlanc360
Jennie Lee356Sandra Changkija360
Dori Carter357Six players at363
Jodi Ewart357
 
Past LPGA Qualifying Tournament Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011Numa Gulyanamitta (350) -- Christine Song
2010Aree Song (354) -- Jessica Korda
2009Amanda Blumenherst (351) -- Katie Kempter, Marianne Skarpnord
2008Stacy Lewis (342) -- Amy Yang
2007Jane Park (343) -- Su A Kim
2006Hye Jung Choi/In-Kyung Kim (347) -- Maru Martinez
2005Ai Miyazato (343) -- Libby Smith, Lee Ann Walker-Cooper
2004Paula Creamer (349) -- Lee Ann Walker-Cooper, Young Jo
2003Isabelle Beisiegel, Catherine Cartwright, Iben Tinning (280)
2002Marilyn Lovander (273) -- Simi Mehra
2001Suzanne Strudwick (281) -- Jean-Marie Busuttil
2000Sue Ginter (279) -- Tamie Durdin, Pamela Kerrigan
1999Kellee Booth (280) -- Jean Zedlitz, Pamela Kerrigan
1998Shani Waugh (277) -- A.J. Eathorne
1997Se Ri Pak, Cristie Kerr (278) -- Jill Briles-Hinton
1996Vickie Odegard (279) -- Charlotta Sorenstam
1995Luciana Bemvenuti (283) -- Karrie Webb
1994Denise Philbrick (279) -- Renee Heiken, Lori Tatum, Margaret Platt
1993Leigh Ann Mills (286) -- Connie Chillemi, Mardi Lunn
1992Nicky LeRoux (284) -- Alison Nicholas
1991Susie Redman, Kiernan Prechtl (288) -- Marilyn Lovander
1990Katie Peterson (289) -- Michelle Dobek
1989Hiromi Kobayashi (285) -- Tani Tatum
1988Caroline Pierce (290) -- Caroline Keggi
1987Trish Johnson (285) -- Caroline Pierce
1986Deborah Skinner (295) -- Nancy Taylor, Jill Briles, Julie Cole,
Tammie Green
1985Sherri Steinhauer, Mary Murphy, Tammy Fredrickson (297)
1984Caroline Gowan, Kris Monaghan (293) -- Nancy Brown
1983Kathy Williams, Carolyn Hill, Marta Figueras-Dotti (299)
1983Kathy Baker, Juli Inkster (290) -- Amy Benz
1983Anne-Marie Palli (214) -- Lauren Howe
1982Judy Ellis (296) -- Stephanie Farwig
1982Colleen Walker (295) -- Cindy Lincoln
1981Nancy Maunder (289) -- Sue Bennett
1981Yuko Moriguchi (285) -- Brenda Goldsmith
1980Patty Sheehan (296) -- Beverly Davis Nancy Rubin, Sharon Johnson
1980Carolyn Hill (290) -- Vicki Singleton
1979Cindy Hill (308) -- Robin Walton
1979Beth Daniel (295) -- Lori Garbacz
1978Julie Pyne (297) -- Alice Ritzman
1978Lauren Howe (303) -- Cathy Morse
1977Vicki Fergon (292) -- Betsy King
1977Eva Chang (300) -- Debbie Massey
1976LeNore Beserra (290) -- Pat Meyers
1976Ai-Yu Tu (298) -- Takako Kiyomoto
1975Bonnie Lauer (218) -- Janet Aulisi, Debbie Meisterlin
1975Michelle Walker (221) -- Vivian Brownlee, Silvia Bertolaccini
1974Christi Pastore (222) -- Alexandra Reinhardt
1974Pat Bradley (226) -- Jan Stephenson
1973Mary Bea Porter (230) -- Laura Cole
1973Roberta Speer (217) -- Kathy Postlewait

Top Players in the Field
Chie ArimuraMember of Japan LPGA, World No. 19
Katie BurnettWon second stage of Q-School
Laura Diaz2 LPGA Tour wins, 4 United States Solheim Cup teams
Brianna Do (a)Won 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
Meredith DuncanWon 2001 U.S. Women's Amateur
Meaghan FrancellaWon 2007 MasterCard Classic
Moriya JutanugarnWon first stage of Q-School
Birdie KimWon 2005 U.S. Women's Open
Christina Kim2 LPGA Tour wins, 3 United States Solheim Cup teams
Caroline MassonWon 2012 South African Women's Open on European Tour
Brooke Pancake2012 United States Curtis Cup team
Melissa Reid4 Ladies European Tour wins, 2011 European Solheim Cup

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Chie Arimura
Darkhorse - Irene Cho
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Stacy Lewis) - Finished tied for 29th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Hee Kyung Seo) - Finished tied for 29th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament begins this week, as 122 players will battle it out in an effort to earn a spot on the LPGA Tour. The low 45 scores will earn LPGA Tour cards for 2013.

Last year, Numa Gulyanamitta carded her second straight 4-under 68 in the final round to come from behind and win medalist honors. She ended the 5-round marathon at 10-under 350.

Gulyanamitta will not be on hand to defend her title, as she kept her LPGA Tour card by finishing 87th on the money list. Her best finish this year was a tie for 21st at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in July.

In 2009, Amanda Blumenherst shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to win by two strokes over Katie Kempter and Marianne Skarpnord. Blumenherst, the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, finished five rounds at LPGA International with a 9-under 351.

Stacy Lewis carded rounds of 69-66-71-67-68 to win in 2008. Lewis completed the 5-round event at 18-under-par 342 to earn medalist honors by three strokes over Amy Yang. Lewis won her first major title in 2011 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and was the 2012 LPGA Tour Player of the Year. She is currently the top-ranked American in the world at No. 3.

Jane Park posted a 3-under 69 in the final round of 2007 to win. Park finished at 17-under-par 343, which matched the tournament record set by Ai Miyazato in 2005. Park also won the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur.

In 2005, Miyazato finished at 17-under-par 343 for a 12-shot win over Libby Smith and Lee Ann Walker-Cooper, the largest margin of victory since the qualifying tournament began in 1973.

The first 72 holes are played on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International, while players compete only on the Champions course during the final round. The cut will reduce the field to the low 70 players and ties after 72 holes.

11/27 14:51:17 ET

As of November 27, 2012, at 02:51 PM ET