Both former Sooner Anne-Catherine Tanquay and former Cowgirl Maddie McCrary are in good position to earn their LPGA Tour cards for 2019 with a strong finish over the final two rounds of the LPGA Q Series at Pinehurst, N.C.
Tanquay was tied for ninth and McCrary tied for 14th as play in the sixth round concluded and the seventh round began Friday morning. The top 45 players will earn cards for the 2019 season. Follow live scoring here.
The first round of the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas had a decided Oklahoma feel, with former OSU All-American Peter Uihlein leading the way at 8-under and Chickasha native Robert Streb tied for third at 6 under.
Hoping to earn Web.com Tour status for 2019, two players with Oklahoma ties are competing in the first of five second-stage events, this one in Murietta, Calif. Former Cowboy Jordan Niebrugge is tied for fifth at 8-under through 54 holes going into today’s final round. Oak Tree National member Josh Creel is tied for seventh at 6-under. The top 18 and ties will advance to the final stage Dec. 6-9 in Chandler, Ariz.
More players with Oklahoma ties will be competing in the second stage event in McKinney, Texas, Nov. 6-9, including former OU golfer Grant Hirschman, Oak Tree National members Will Kropp and Dillon Rust, Logan McCracken of Oklahoma City, former Tulsan Tag Ridings, and former Cowboys Sam Stevens and Kristoffer Ventura. Former Edmond North and Oklahoma State player Nick Heinen is in the second stage event in Plantation, Fla., while former University of Tulsa golfer Chris Worrell and Oklahoma City native Blake Trimble are competing in Mobile, Ala.
All the qualifiers can be followed here.