Anderson medalist at 2nd stage of LPGA Q-School
Amy Anderson held onto her third-round lead at the second stage of LPGA Q-School to take home medalist honors on Friday. The recent North Dakota State graduate finished six shots ahead of five-year Symetra Tour member Jenny Suh.
Anderson, of Oxbow, N.D., shot 16-under 272 (70-66-68-68) at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. The 21-year-old sunk three consecutive 20-footers for birdie on the back nine on Friday on her way to a final-round 68.
“I wasn’t expecting to play well because they tucked a lot of pins and you couldn’t really be aggressive,” said Anderson. “I just made some putts coming in, so I’ll take it. I pretty much had the round under control on the front-nine just made it to the green in regulation and two-putted so it was pretty boring. But I think the spectators enjoyed it after some birdies started rolling in.”
Anderson is a former U.S. Girls’ Junior champion (2009), was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 2012 and won 20 individual titles while at North Dakota State. She was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, and will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., next week for the NCAA awards banquet where the winner will be announced.
The top 80 players and ties in the 193-player field advanced to the final stage of Q-School, to be played Dec. 4-8 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. The cut fell at 6-over 294, and 11 players made it on that number including Laura Gonzalez Escallon. The Purdue grad won the first stage of Q-School.
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