Collegians Pressel, Grice earn LPGA exemptions

Texas senior Madison Pressel (file photo)

Texas senior Madison Pressel (file photo)

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When the LPGA tour returns to Texas this spring for the first time in more than 20 years, the field will include a healthy number of college players. Madison Pressel and Casey Grice have earned spots in the North Texas LPGA Shootout, while Chelsea Mocio and Katerina Ruzickova earned spots in the event’s Monday qualifier.

The LPGA conducted a Collegiate-Amateur Shootout on March 12 and granted 18 college players the chance to compete for spots in the tournament. Pressel, a senior at Texas, and Grice, a junior at North Carolina, posted rounds of even-par 71 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas to earn the exemptions.

Pressel is the younger sister of LPGA player Morgan Pressel, and is coming back from five months on the sidelines with a torn labrum. Grice is a native Texan. Mocio and Ruzickova are teammates at Texas A&M, and will compete alongside a field of professionals in a Monday qualifier on April 22. Two spots will be available in the tournament, which will be played at Las Colinas on April 25-28.

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