Davidson, Oh earn LPGA Tour cards
Australians Karis Davidson and Su Oh have made it through the gruelling eight-round LPGA Q-School Finals to secure their cards for the 2023 season.
The duo, who narrowly lost their LPGA Tour status this year, fought hard across two seperate weeks of qualifying golf to regain their ticket.
Karis Davidson (Credit: @karisdavidson_)
Davidson fired uber-consistent rounds of 72, 69, 72, 70, 70, 70, 67 and 70 to secure a tie for 28th on 14 under and well inside the top-45 cut-off mark.
“What a way to end the season! LPGA 2023. Thanks to all my sponsors and my team. I love you guys,” said Davidson on Instagram.
Despite a strong start, Oh’s road was a little rockier with rounds of 68, 70, 69, 73, 70, 69, 75 and 68 proving it doesn’t matter how you get there in the end. Oh’s bogey-free final round managed to undo the damage from her seventh round 75 to finish on 12-under and in a share of 38th — just two shots inside the cut line.
Robyn Choi was the only other Aussie in Alabama but the Queenslander failed to earn her LPGA Tour card this time finishing three shots off the pace with a disappointing final round 75. Choi will return to the Epson Tour for the 2023 season.
Choi finished the 2022 Epson Tour season with six top-10 results including a runner-up finish at the Circling Raven Championship in August.
South Korea’s Hae Ran Ryu topped the Q-School field on 29-under while American Bailey Tardy, after missing out on her LPGA Tour card three years in a row, finally got that monkey off her back with an outright second place on 27-under.
Morocco’s Ines Laklalech 19-under, 12th place result saw her become the first Arab woman to earn status on the LPGA Tour.