On November 27 to December 3 at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA – Nasa Hataoka together with another 19 players earned full tour card at The LPGA International.
‘When the dust settled on the Hills Course at LPGA International in the final round of the final stage of LPGA Qualifying School, 20 women earned their 2018 LPGA card and 29 more were awarded conditional status.
At 12-under par overall, it was Nasa Hataoka (Ibaraki, Japan) who captured medalist honors.
“I’m really happy to be at the top of the leaderboard and winning the tournament,” said Hataoka. “It’s really hard to be a professional golfer. LPGA is one of the best leagues, so I’m going to try to prepare as soon as possible.”[…]
Meanwhile, to determine the last card it took a three-hole aggregate stroke-play playoff. Daniela Darquea (Quito, Ecuador), Mind Muangkhumsakul (Khonkean, Thailand) and amateur Maria Torres (San Juan, Puerto Rico) headed to No. 9 with one goal in mind. The deciding factor was a birdie by Torres on No. 10, the second playoff hole, to become the first Puerto Rican to make it to the LPGA.’
On the other hands, Mind Muangkhumsakul scored best among Thai with 2 under-par 358. Unfortunately, she tied at twentieth with 2 players and lost her card from play-off. As a result, 1 out of 9 Thai players, Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong earns conditional LPGA status. In this tournament she fire par 360. – LPGA Offcial Website (2)