Congratulations to all the golfers in the graduating class of 2015 LPGA Q-School. These 20 women are playing on the LPGA Tour in 2016. Some are familiar names, others will be in their rookie seasons as pro golfers.
The medalist was Simin Feng (pictured above) of China, who dominated. Simin opened with a 65, followed with a 70, the finished with three consecutive rounds of 69. She won by seven shots over the runner-up, Grace Na of the USA. This is Grace:
Here are the 20 qualifiers for next year's LPGA Tour:
Simin Feng, 342
Grace Na, 349
Budsabakorn Sukapan, 349
Cyna Rodriguez, 350
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, 350
Meghan Khang, 351
Cydney Clanton, 351
Ashlan Ramsey, 352
Laetitia Beck, 352
Nontaya Srisawang, 353
Gaby Lopez, 353
Julie Yang, 353
Cheyenne Woods, 354
Sandra Changkija, 354
Holly Clyburn, 355
Bertine Strauss, 355
Lindy Duncan, 355
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, 355
Jing Yan, 356
Benyapa Niphatsophon, 356
You can see the full scores here.
The round of day for the final day goes to Ashlan Ramsey:
Ramsey started the final day outside the Top 20 cutoff, then shot 67 to jump all the way into a tied for 8th place. She's struggled with injuries and her progress was slowed somewhat because of that - as we wrote about Ashlan here - but Ramsey would still be in college had she stayed.
Another one who jumped from outside the Top 20 on the final day was Cheyenne Woods:
Cheyenne finished with a 69 to improve from 24th to 13th. Of course, Woods didn't have to go through Q-School this year - she already had partial status for next season. But with her finish, now she has full status.
One golfer who struggled just a bit on the final day was Julie Yang:
Julie finished with a 75. But not to worry! After being near the top of the leaderboard all week, Julie only fell to 10th place. So we'll be seeing her on the LPGA in 2016.