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LPGA - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Wednesday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 7th
SITE: LPGA International (Jones and Hills Courses), Daytona Beach, FL
COURSE ARCHITECT: Rees Jones (1994 - Jones Course),
         Arthur Hills (1998 - Hills Course)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,389 (Jones 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 (Hills 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:  54th
Television:  None
Defending Champion:  Jaye Marie Green (Not defending)
90-Hole Record:  331 (Jaye Marie Green, 2013)
Total Purse:  $50,000
Shares:  1st Place - $5,000; 2nd Place - $4,500; 3rd Place - $4,000
 
2013 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Jaye Marie Green331Seon Hwa Lee349
Mirim Lee341Megan Grehan350
Tiffany Joh345Kathleen Ekey350
Amy Anderson346Four players at352
Jennifer Kirby348
 
Past LPGA Qualifying Tournament Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Jaye Marie Green (331) -- Mirim Lee
2012Moriya Jutanugarn/Rebecca Lee-Bentham (347) -- Ayako Uehara
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
Silvia CavalleriWon 2007 Corona Championship, 1997 U.S. Women's Amateur
Brianna DoWon 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
Lindy DuncanFinished T-15 at 2013 U.S. Women's Open
Charley HullMember of 2013 European Solheim Cup team
Vicky HurstMember of 2011 United States Solheim Cup team
Ariya JutanugarnFive top-4 finishes on LPGA Tour in 2013
Lorie Kane4 LPGA Tour victories, 3 wins in 2000
Birdie KimWon 2005 U.S. Women's Open
Ryann O'TooleMember of 2011 United States Solheim Cup team
Louise StahleWon 2007 Lades Open de Portugal on Ladies European Tour
Sakura YokomineT-7 at 2014 U.S. Women's Open Championship, World No. 44
Cheyenne WoodsWon 2014 Volvik Ladies Masters on LET, Tiger Woods' niece

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Sakura Yokomine
Darkhorse - Ariya Jutanugarn
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (So Yeon Ryu) - Finished tied for 7th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Pornanong Phatlum) - Finished 50th
 
NOTES:
The LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament begins this week, as 154 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 2015. The top 20 players receive exempt status.

The first 72 holes are played on both the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International, while players compete only on the Jones course during the final round. The cut will reduce the field to the low 70 players and ties after 72 holes. Players who make the cut and are not in the top 45 will receive Symetra Tour status.

Last year, Jaye Marie Green carded five rounds in the 60s en route to a dominating 10-stroke win over Mirim Lee. Green finished the 5-round marathon at 29-under-par 331. Her total of 331 smashed the previous record of 342, which Stacy Lewis set in 2008.

Green will not be on hand to try and repeat this year, as she kept her card for 2015 by finishing 93rd on the money list. Her best finish this season was a tie for 18th at the Marathon Classic in July.

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 was the 2014 LPGA Tour Player of the Year and is currently the top-ranked American in the world at No. 2.

In 2005, Ai 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.

12/02 15:19:11 ET

As of December 2, 2014, at 03:19 PM ET

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