Who's joining the LPGA in 2017? A closer look at this year's Q-School grads

Who's joining the LPGA in 2017? A closer look at this year's Q-School grads

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Who's joining the LPGA in 2017? A closer look at this year's Q-School grads

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Twenty players earned their LPGA cards Sunday at the final stage of LPGA Q-School and will play full-time on the tour in 2017.

Here is a closer look at each of the 20 Q-School graduates:

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1. Jaye Marie Green, 22, Boca Raton, Fla., (College: N/A) – Became the first player to win LPGA Q-School twice when she drained a 20-footer for birdie on the 90th hole.

2. (r) Olafia Kristinsdottir, 24, Reykjavik, Iceland (Wake Forest) – Became first Icelandic player to earn an LPGA card, leading her fans in the famed Viking clap.  LET rookie finished 96th on the Order of Merit.

T-3. (r) Angel Yin, 18, Arcadia, Calif. (N/A) – Decorated junior player finished 15th on the LET Order of Merit this season. Qualified for the USWO at age 13.

T-3. Sadena Parks, 26, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Washington) – A rookie on the LPGA in 2015, Parks finished 111th on the LPGA money list in her sophomore campaign. After too many changes, Parks reverted back to what got her on tour in the first place.

5. Eun Jeong Lee, 28, Seoul (N/A) – Played last season on the KLPGA, finishing 29th on the money list. Played in only three events in her rookie year on the LPGA in 2015.

T-6. Ssu Chia Cheng, 19, Taipei (N/A) – Won an LET event at age 17 and four Taiwan LPGA events as an amateur. Played first full season on LPGA in 2016 earning $43,828.

T-6. Beth Allen, 34, San Diego (Cal State Northridge) – Became first American to win the LET Order of Merit this season. A three-time winner on the LET, Allen, who lives in Scotland will play a split schedule between the two tours.

T-8. Therese O’Hara, 28, Copenhagen (UNLV) – Formerly known as Therese Koelbaek, the Dane finished 23rd on the Symetra Tour money list this season with four top-10s.

T-8. (r) Jennifer Ha, 22, Calgary, Alberta (Kent State) – Graduated from Kent State in 2015 before embarking on the Symetra Tour the following year. Played in 11 events and made $5,976.

T-8. (r) Mel Reid, 29, Loughborough, England (N/A) – Two-time Solheim Cup participant is a five-time winner on the LET. Made waves this summer when she played solo in a match against two top-50 Japanese players at the International Crown, taking them to the 18th.

11. (r) Maria Parra, 18, Sotogrande, Spain (N/A) – Earned an LPGA card on her 19th birthday. Won twice on the LET’s developmental tour, the Access Series, in 2016.

T-12. Amy Anderson, 24, Oxbow, N.D. (North Dakota State) – Former U.S. Girls’ Junior champion was an LPGA rookie in 2014. Finished this season 119th on the money list. She’s also a certified public accountant.

T-12. Laetitia Beck, 24, Caesarea, Israel (Duke) – Olympian became the first (and only) Israeli player to qualify for the LPGA in 2014. Earned $61,814 in 20 starts on tour in ’16.

T-14. (r) Katherine Perry, 24, Cary, N.C. (UNC) – Competed two full seasons on the Symetra Tour, earning $27,281. Best finish is a T-9 at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial in 2015.

T-14. Dani Holmqvist, 28, Jupiter, Fla. (Cal) – Earned LPGA membership in 2015 via a fifth-place finish on the money list. Banked only $20,579 in 18 events on the LPGA.

T-14. (r) Regan De Guzman, 24, Quezon City, Philippines (San Jose State) – Posted 14 top-10 finishes in four seasons at San Jose State and a 73.84 career scoring average.

T-14. Dori Carter, 29, Valdosta, Ga. (Ole Miss) – Four times Carter has been to Q-School and three times she has earned her card. Finished as high as 70th on the money list in 2014.

T-14. (r) Nasa Hataoka, 17, Ibaraki, Japan (N/A) – Became the youngest player to win the Japanese Women’s Open on October 2. Wayward driver on the weekend at Q-School led to 75-78 finish but still made the cut. Was inspired by the play of top young players on tour to turn pro.

T-19. Paravisa Yoktuan, 22, Nakhonsrithammarat, Thailand – Finished 15th on the 2016 Symetra Tour money list. Posted 10 top-15 showings this season and ranked No. 2 in birdies and putts per GIR.

T-19. (r) Karen Chung, 21, Livingston, N.J. (USC) – Trojan senior turned pro at Q-School in order to accept a tour card. Decorated college and junior player finished the 2015-16 college season ranked 27th by Golfweek.

– “r” indicates rookie

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