Date: November 04, 2018
Author: Martin Blake

Robyn Choi qualifies for LPGA 2019

Queenslander Robyn Choi has survived the marathon of the qualifying series to earn her playing rights on the biggest and most lucrative women’s tour in the world, the LPGA Tour, in 2019.

Choi posted 10-over par for her eight rounds of qualifying play at Pinehurst, North Carolina, today and survived on the number.

The top 45 and ties would progress; 20-year-old Choi was tied-45th and made it by the slimmest of margins.

But it is a huge achievement for the young woman from the Gold Coast who twice won the Queensland amateur championship.

She has been studying on a scholarship at the University of Colorado and is still an amateur.

As a sophomore during the 2017-2018 college season, Choi lead the Buffs with five top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes and 13 sub-par rounds.

She also competed in the 2017 and 2018 US Women’s Open.

Choi will join the likes of Minjee Lee, Su Oh, Katherine Kirk, Sarah Jane Smith and Karrie Webb on the LPGA Tour from next season.

But Rebecca Artis finished tied-68th overall and will have to ponder her options for 2019, having finally qualified to play 2018 on the LPGA.

See the final leaderboard from the Final Stage of LPGA Q-Series.