PINEHURST, N.C. — Yujeong Son of Norman and former University of Oklahoma golfer Kendall Dye of Edmond are two golfers with Oklahoma ties trying to earn playing privileges on the LPGA Tour in 2020 through its grueling Q-Series which began Wednesday at Pinehurst Resort.
The second annual LPGA Q-Series consists of eight rounds over two four-day segments Oct. 23-Nov. 2, highlighted by a 98-player field preparing for a 144-hole cumulative stroke play format in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina.
The top 45 finishers and ties earn Category 14 membership on the LPGA Tour Priority List for 2020. Competitors outside top-20 also earn Category C status on the Symetra Tour. A cut to the top-80 and ties is set after the sixth round and the unofficial purse of $150,000 will be distributed at the event’s completion.
Son was tied for 36th midway through the second round today, while Dye was tied for 70th. Live scoring is at the link above.
During week one of Q-Series from Oct. 23-26, the first four rounds will be contested on the George and Tom Fazio-designed Pinehurst Course No. 6. The second week of play moves to Jack Nicklaus-designed Pinehurst Course No. 9 for the last four rounds from Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
“It all comes down to Q-Series as the final stop in the Q-School process to determine LPGA and Symetra Tour status for 2020,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, Chief Operations Officer of the LPGA Tour. “There’s a handful of players who started at Stage I and worked their way here. There’s also a number that earned automatic exemption to Pinehurst Resort based on their performance on either Tour during the season or how they are positioned in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Regardless, it is going to be a fun and challenging two weeks of golf with many dreams coming true at the end.”