Amateur Kim Rolling at Q-School Prange 50th

By Sports NetworkDecember 2, 2006, 5:00 pm
Ladies Professional Golf AssociationDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Eighteen-year-old amateur In-Kyung Kim fired a 6-under 66 on Saturday to fly into the lead after four rounds of the LPGA Tour Final Qualifying Tournament. She finished 72 holes at 14-under-par 274 and is six in front with one round to play.
 
Hye Jung Choi posted a 4-under 68 and is alone in second place at minus-8.
 
Angela Park, also 18 years of age, shared the overnight lead with Kim, but struggled on Saturday. She shot a 2-over 74 and is tied for third place with Carrie Wood (67), Katherine Hull (69), Maru Martinez (70) and Paige MacKenzie (72). The group is knotted at 6-under-par 282.
 
After Saturday's fourth round, there was a cut knocking the original field of 137 down to 75. Following the completion of Sunday's final round, the top 15 will earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA Tour, while the next 35 and ties will earn non-exempt status. If there are ties for the 15 exempt cards, there will be a three-hole playoff, where scores are cumulative. If it is not settled after that, the format will be sudden-death.
 
The golfers rotated over both the Legends and Champions Courses at LPGA International, although during Sunday's final round, all play will be at the Legends Course.
 
Kim played the Champions Course on Saturday and wasted little time in breaking into red figures. She birdied the first hole, then went on a run with birdies at five, seven and eight.
 
Kim continued her strong play on the back nine with a birdie at the 10th, but found unlikely trouble at the par-5 13th. She three-putted for a bogey from 15 feet, but reclaimed the lost stroke with a birdie at 14.
 
The amateur collected her final birdie at the 15th and now seems well on her way to medalist honors.
 
'I focused on every shot, hole by hole, and not think about the cut and try to do my best,' said Kim, who hit all 18 greens in regulation on Saturday. 'I just played my game.'
 
Kim already has a spot to play next year, but is trying for more. In November, she won the Duramed Futures Tour qualifying tournament, but elected to stay as an amateur through this week.
 
'I want my first professional tournament to be an LPGA tournament, said Kim.
 
Kimberly Hall (72) and Clarissa Childs (73) share eighth place at 4-under-par 284.
 
Irene Cho (73) and Ashley Hoagland (75) are knotted in 10th place at minus- 3.
 
The 72-hole cut came at 7-over-par 295 and the two most prominent names to miss the mark were former European Solheim Cupper Paula Marti (8-over-par 296) and former Rookie of the Year, Beth Bauer (11-over-par 299).
 
LPGA Tour Q-School Scores
Second Round

In Kyung Kim (a) -14 (67-73-68-66=274)    F  
Hye Jung Choi -8 (67-70-75-68=280) F
Paige MacKenzie -6 (68-74-68-72=282) F
Maru Martinez -6 (70-69-73-70=282) F
Angela Park -6 (70-67-71-74=282) F
Carri Wood -6 (72-70-73-67=282) F
Katherine Hull -6 (71-70-72-69=282) F
Clarissa Childs -4 (70-68-73-73=284) F
Kim Hall -4 (70-69-73-72=284) F
Irene Cho -3 (68-72-72-73=285) F
Ashley Hoagland -3 (70-69-71-75=285) F
Ji-Young Oh (a) -2 (73-70-75-68=286) F
Linda Wessberg -2 (72-72-71-71=286) F
Erica Blasberg -2 (68-75-71-72=286) F
Cathy Johnston-Forbes -1 (73-71-71-72=287) F
Jin Young Pak E (72-69-76-71=288) F
Meredith Duncan E (70-74-72-72=288) F
Sarah L. Johnston E (72-73-72-71=288) F
Lee-Anne Pace +1 (70-76-71-72=289) F
Jane Park +1 (71-73-75-70=289) F
Maggie Will +1 (72-74-74-69=289) F
Aram Cho +1 (71-71-73-74=289) F
Jeanne Cho +1 (71-72-72-74=289) F
Angela Jerman +1 (70-73-76-70=289) F
Smriti Mehra +2 (73-72-70-75=290) F
Na On Min +2 (71-71-77-71=290) F
Beth Allen +2 (73-71-74-72=290) F
Cecilia Ekelundh +2 (72-75-69-74=290) F
Diane Irvin +2 (71-71-75-73=290) F
Adrienne Millican (a) +3 (70-72-72-77=291) F
Cindy Pasechnik +3 (76-70-75-70=291) F
Natalie Tucker +3 (72-68-77-74=291) F
Kim Brozer +3 (74-72-73-72=291) F
Kelly Cap +3 (73-73-72-73=291) F
Jenna Daniels +3 (71-74-74-72=291) F
Danielle Downey +3 (72-68-77-74=291) F
Lisa Ferrero +3 (69-77-71-74=291) F
Jennifer Gleason +3 (71-72-72-76=291) F
Hana Kim +3 (74-73-72-72=291) F
Seo-Jae Lee +3 (73-75-69-74=291) F
Teresa Lu +4 (69-76-78-69=292) F
Hyun Hee Moon +4 (70-77-75-70=292) F
Mollie Fankhauser +4 (72-76-73-71=292) F
Allison Fouch +4 (72-73-73-74=292) F
Sophie Giquel +4 (73-74-75-70=292) F
Sarah Huarte +4 (73-76-75-68=292) F
Hae Jung Kim +4 (72-75-75-70=292) F
Su A Kim +4 (73-73-72-74=292) F
Yeon Joo Lee +4 (72-74-72-74=292) F
Becky Lucidi +5 (77-77-67-72=293) F
Ashley Prange +5 (69-76-73-75=293) F
Kristen Samp +5 (73-71-74-75=293) F
Charlotta Sorenstam +5 (76-70-74-73=293) F
Louise Stahle +5 (71-78-75-69=293) F
Celeste Troche +5 (72-74-73-74=293) F
Kristina Tucker +5 (73-76-71-73=293) F
Brooke Tull +5 (76-73-73-71=293) F
Meredith Ward +5 (72-77-72-72=293) F
LeAnna Wicks +5 (74-75-75-69=293) F
Lisa Fernandes +5 (72-71-81-69=293) F
Sophia Sheridan +6 (73-71-74-76=294) F
Naree Song +6 (74-78-72-70=294) F
Annie Young +6 (74-70-77-73=294) F
Isabelle Beisiegel +6 (75-74-75-70=294) F
Ashli Bunch +6 (75-74-71-74=294) F
Courtney Erdman +6 (75-75-71-73=294) F
Jimin Jeong +6 (76-73-73-72=294) F
Nicole Jeray +6 (72-73-73-76=294) F
Eun Hee Ji +6 (72-72-74-76=294) F
Tina Miller +7 (73-74-71-77=295) F
Joanne Mills +7 (74-73-74-74=295) F
Stephanie Louden +7 (73-76-74-72=295) F
Ha-Na Chae +7 (76-74-74-71=295) F
Rebecca Coakley +7 (71-76-72-76=295) F
Carolina Llano (a) +7 (75-74-72-74=295) F
Diana Ramage DQ (73-77-81) -

Failed to qualify
 
Marilyn Lovander +8 (75-70-78-73=296) F
Paula Marti +8 (75-73-76-72=296) F
Salimah Mussani +8 (73-74-75-74=296) F
Jean Bartholomew +8 (74-77-72-73=296) F
Adrienne Gautreaux +8 (74-77-72-73=296) F
Nancy Harvey +8 (73-70-76-77=296) F
Samantha Head +8 (74-73-74-75=296) F
Brandi Jackson +8 (76-80-71-69=296) F
Vikki Laing +8 (78-75-75-68=296) F
Hwanhee Lee +8 (72-75-78-71=296) F
Sasha Medina +9 (72-71-76-78=297) F
Michelle Simpson +9 (74-79-72-72=297) F
Caroline Blaylock +9 (77-76-74-70=297) F
Kelly Cavanaugh +9 (74-75-73-75=297) F
Angie Hill +9 (77-71-75-74=297) F
Kathryn Imrie +9 (74-74-74-75=297) F
Nicole Keller +9 (73-71-77-76=297) F
Kelly Lagedrost +9 (71-68-82-76=297) F
Minny Yeo +10 (74-76-77-71=298) F
Emily Bastel +10 (77-74-75-72=298) F
Audra Burks +10 (74-74-80-70=298) F
Elizabeth Janangelo +10 (74-72-76-76=298) F
Lisa Meldrum +11 (74-76-76-73=299) F
Gwladys Nocera +11 (80-71-77-71=299) F
D'Rae Ward +11 (78-75-76-70=299) F
Beth Bauer +11 (74-77-75-73=299) F
Annette DeLuca +11 (76-73-77-73=299) F
Sarah Jane Kenyon +11 (74-78-70-77=299) F
Sarah Martin +12 (73-74-81-72=300) F
Marianne Morris +12 (75-76-74-75=300) F
Nontaya Srisawang +12 (74-78-77-71=300) F
Kim Welch +12 (71-77-74-78=300) F
Jo Clingan +12 (74-77-74-75=300) F
Kitty Hwang +12 (75-75-76-74=300) F
Linda Ishii +12 (72-79-74-75=300) F
Na Ri Lee +12 (69-79-78-74=300) F
Kris Lindstrom +12 (75-76-74-75=300) F
Jessica Reese-Quayle +13 (77-73-80-71=301) F
Krista Bartlett +14 (78-79-69-76=302) F
Tara Bateman +14 (72-79-76-75=302) F
Katie Bakken +15 (75-74-77-77=303) F
Anna Rawson +16 (70-81-76-77=304) F
May Wood +16 (73-80-74-77=304) F
Angela Buzminski +16 (74-80-74-76=304) F
Kate Golden +16 (77-78-76-73=304) F
Bernadette Luse +17 (71-80-79-75=305) F
Violeta Retamoza (a) +17 (72-72-78-83=305) F
Libby Smith +17 (92-73-71-69=305) F
Ashley Gomes +17 (78-76-76-75=305) F
Jana Peterkova +18 (73-76-82-75=306) F
Julie Tvede +18 (75-78-78-75=306) F
Caryn Wilson +18 (75-77-77-77=306) F
Kristin Tamulis +19 (74-80-77-76=307) F
Kimberley Augusta +20 (72-85-72-79=308) F
Minea Blomqvist +20 (69-82-79-78=308) F
Jackie Beers +21 (79-72-81-77=309) F
Kuan-Pei Chen +21 (77-79-74-79=309) F
Amanda McCurdy +22 (76-78-78-78=310) F
Shayna Miyajima +23 (76-74-80-81=311) F
Janell Howland +23 (77-75-83-76=311) F
Taya Battistella +25 (77-80-78-78=313) F

 
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