PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Jenny Suh didn’t know how many LPGA events she would get into this year after losing a playoff for the last fully exempt tour card at LPGA Q-School last month.
On Saturday, she’s teeing it up in the second-to-last twosome with Michelle Wie in a bid to win the season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic. They’re tied for third, two shots behind Jessica Korda.
Suh, 28, made it into the field as a Monday qualifier.
According to the LPGA, there is no record of a Monday qualifier winning an LPGA event. The last Monday qualifier to have success was Diana D’Alessio, who tied for third at the 2005 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic.
A strong finish helps Suh, who has conditional tour status, in the upcoming re-shuffle of priority status. She said she didn’t allow the Q-School disappointment to follow her into the new season.
“You can't be like, `Oh, if I would have made that putt, I would have full status,’ or `If I made that putt I would have won the tournament.’ Just coulda, woulda, shoulda. I just left thinking, this is another year, we have a great opportunity.
“If you would have told me going into Q-School you're going to leave with status, not full status, but some sort of status, I would have been like, `Oh, cool, that's great, that's awesome.’ I just tried to leave happy. You can't dwell on it too much. It's just another tournament.”