Date: December 08, 2013
Author: ALPG

Smith & Elliott In With Chance

Kristie Smith (pictured above) and Breanna Elliott (pictured below) within strike of securing cards on the LPGA tour in 2014. Both players are sitting at one-under-par total and in a share of 34th position heading into the fifth and final round of the 2013 Qualifying School being played at LPGA International. The pair is just three shots outside the top 20. The 90-hole tournament concludes Sunday local time on the Jones Course. A total of 20 exempt spots on the 2014 LPGA Tour are up for grabs this year, with an aggregate, three-hole playoff will be held to determine the 20th spot, if needed. The next 25 finishers and ties earn condition status for 2014. Fellow compatriots Stacey Keating and Frances Bondad have a harder task ahead of them if they want to secure an exempt card. Both players are at one-over-par and tied for 52nd position. Rebecca Artis was the final Aussie to make the 72 hole cut. Artis is well back at three-over-par and tied for 63rd. After 72 hole cut, a total of 70 players are on their way to earning LPGA and Symetra Tour status for the 2014 season. The cut fell at three-over. Unfortunately Emma de Groot missed by one shot, while Stephanie Na, New Zealand Cathryn Bristow, Julia Boland, Corie Hou and Inhong Lim also missed the cut.