Dambaugh, Thanapolboonyaras lead LPGA Tour Q-school
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — University of South Carolina senior Katelyn Dambaugh and Thailand’s Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras each shot 5-under 67 on Wednesday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament.
The top 20 in the 90-hole event will earn full cards and the next 25 and ties will get conditional status.
Dambaugh holed out for eagle on the par-4 seventh and had five birdies and two bogeys on LPGA International’s Jones Course.
Thanapolboonyaras tied for 15th last year to earn a tour card, but lost it with a 123rd-place finish on the money list, also in the Jones Course.
Jaye Marie Green, Min-G Kim and 17-year-old Nasa Hataoka shot 68 on the Jones layout. Mel Reid, JeongEun Lee and Celine Boutier topped the players on the Hills Course, shooting 69.