South Carolina's Katelyn Dambaugh is T4 at LPGA Qualifying
01 Dec 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Katelyn Dambaugh Rankings

Katelyn Dambaugh <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Katelyn Dambaugh
(Golfweek Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (December 1, 2016) -- The second day of the grueling five round LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School Third Stage at LPGA International is in the books and South Carolina senior Katelyn Dambaugh is currently in a tie for fourth. Dambaugh, one of 10 amateurs in the field, is 6-under and currently in a good position to try and earn her LPGA Tour card.

The ANNIKA Award runner-up finisher from a year ago, Dambaugh was tied for the lead going into the second round and continued her strong play on Thursday with 1-under 71. Her second round was comprised of two birdies and a bogey.

If Dambaugh, the second ranked player in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings, does earn her LPGA card and depart for the professional ranks she would leave No. 13 South Carolina with a big gap in their line up to fill. The medalist winner at last years NCAA Baton Rouge Regional is one of the best players in South Carolina program history and she currently holds the all-time mark for scoring average at 72.96.

Amateurs Regan De Guzman (T6) and Karen Chung (T10) both also reside in the top-10 through 36- holes.

De Guzman, 6-under, is a recent San Jose State graduate and she rode a second round 4-under 68 into a strong qualifying position. The round concluded with an impressive 4-under run from Nos. 15-18. The highlight was an eagle on the par-5 18th.

Chung, a senior for No. 2 USC, sits at 4-under following tallies of 69-71. The All-American finished her second round in style with a closing birdie.


Daniela Darquea (T18, -2)
Bronte Law (T27, -1)
Taylor Totland (T41, E)
August Kim (T52, +1)
Wanasa Zhou (T80, +3)
Tiffany Chan (T94, +4)
Sierra Sims (T121, +6)

LPGA and Symetra Tour Stage III Qualifying Information
-Information courtesy of LPGA

The field of 157 players are competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round.

Players that finish in the top 20 - no ties - will earn LPGA Tour status in category 12 on the 2017 priority list while those that finish 21 through 45 - including ties - will earn status in category 17. Players that finish a minimum of 72 holes, but don’t earn LPGA Tour status, will receive Symetra Tour status in category E on the Symetra Tour priority list.

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