Myself with Steven Yellin (creator the Fluid Motion Factor Program) after the final round. Thanks for following that day!
Photo by Scott A. Miller during the final round of the Symetra Tour Championship
Since the Tour Championship, I have been preparing for Q School to give myself the best opportunity at competing on the LPGA next year. The Final Stage of Q School will be back in Daytona Beach, FL at LPGA International where we played the Symetra Tour Championship, but we play both 18 hole courses. The top 20 after 5 rounds will be awarded full status on the LPGA for the 2015 season. That is the goal! You can follow the results at www.LPGA.com under the Qualifying Tournaments tab on December 3-7. Thank you for your continued support and following along with my progress this season!
The 2014 Symetra Tour season ended on a very high note in Daytona Beach, FL! I finished T4 in the Symetra Tour Championship securing my highest paycheck of the year. Leading up to this final tournament I set two goals for myself. First, I wanted to win the event. I had been close a few times this year and I knew a win would give me a chance at my 2015 LPGA Tour Card. Second, I wanted to move my ranking inside the top 25 because that would secure me an exemption into the Final Stage of Q School this Fall. I put myself in great position with a 67 on Saturday to play in the final group on Sunday. Playing in the final group is always good experience and exactly where I want to continue to be. However, that round was by far some of the highest pressure I have ever played under and I loved every second. Yes there are things I wish I had done better and missing the playoff by one shot always stings a little, but I turned in an under par round of 71 that day. Being able to follow up the 67 with another under par round was a great accomplishment and the T4 finish put me at 24th on the money list! So, I accomplished my second goal and have given myself another opportunity for my 2015 LPGA Tour Card by competing at the Final Stage of LPGA Q School the first week of December. I have also secured full status on the Symetra Tour again for next season either way.
18th Green of the Jones Course at LPGA International