DAlessio Holds on to Q-School Lead

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ' It was more of the same for Diana DAlessio during the second round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. The four-year LPGA Tour member carded a bogey-free round of 70 and leads the 131-player field by three with a 136 (-8) two-day total. Catherine Cartwright, Jenna Daniels, Kelly Lagedrost and Iben Tinning are in a four-way tie for second at 139 (-5).

Play was suspended due to darkness at 7:06 p.m., with three players remaining on the golf course. That group will return to finish its second rounds Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m., while the third round will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. after the field is re-paired according to scores.

Today was a little more difficult than yesterday, said DAlessio. I was not quite as aggressive putting today, and I was not hitting the ball as well. Im proud of my round today because its hard to follow one good round with another good one. I made some good up-and-downs today and some clutch putts, so my putter was still my friend.

DAlessios two-under-par 70 followed a first-round 66 on LPGA Internationals 6,443-yard Legends Course. The low round of the day, 68 (-4), was turned in by the sextet of Marlene Hedblom, Riko Higashio, Hyun Soon Park, Carrie Robers, Leslie Spalding and Lagedrost.

I hit the ball just as well as I did yesterday, but I just didnt putt as well today, said Daniels, a three-year LPGA Tour member. I feel blessed being able to come to q-school to improve my status. Theres not as much pressure on me, and Im very relaxed. I just want to play four solid rounds.

Im having fun this week, and its nice to be on a golf course enjoying myself, said the 20-year-old Cartwright. I was just consistent again today. I dont know how many greens and fairways I hit, but I know I hit a lot again. Youre never in until its over though.

The 131-player field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties following the third round. A total of 28 exempt spots on the 2004 LPGA Tour are up for grabs this year, and a sudden-death playoff will be held to determine the 28th spot if needed. The next 35 finishers and ties will earn non-exempt status for 2004.

Round 2 Results, LPGA INTERNATIONAL-LEGENDS COURSE
1 Diana D'Alessio 66-70 136 -8
2 Kelly Lagedrost 71-68 139 -5
2 Catherine Cartwright 69-70 139 -5
2 Iben Tinning 68-71 139 -5
2 Jenna Daniels 67-72 139 -5
6 Marlene Hedblom 72-68 140 -4
6 Aree Song 71-69 140 -4
6 Jean-Marie Busuttil 70-70 140 -4
6 Michele Vinieratos 70-70 140 -4
6 Karen Pearce 70-70 140 -4
6 Cherie Byrnes 69-71 140 -4
12 Riko Higashio 73-68 141 -3
12 Pamela Kerrigan 70-71 141 -3
12 Maggie Will 69-72 141 -3
12 Mikaela Parmlid 67-74 141 -3
16 Nadina Taylor 72-70 142 -2
16 Siew-Ai Lim 72-70 142 -2
16 Jessica Reese 71-71 142 -2
16 Chiharu Yamaguchi 70-72 142 -2
16 Patricia Baxter-Johnson 70-72 142 -2
16 Laurie Rinker 70-72 142 -2
16 Ashley Winn 69-73 142 -2
16 Isabelle Beisiegel 68-74 142 -2
24 Hyun Soon Park 75-68 143 -1
24 Marcy Hart 74-69 143 -1
24 Sunny Lee 73-70 143 -1
24 Clarissa Childs 73-70 143 -1
24 Carmen Hajjar 72-71 143 -1
24 Katherine Hull 72-71 143 -1
24 Juli Hilton 71-72 143 -1
31 Carrie Roberts 76-68 144 E
31 Leslie Spalding 76-68 144 E
31 Annette DeLuca 74-70 144 E
31 Dina Ammaccapane 73-71 144 E
31 Lee Ann Walker-Cooper 73-71 144 E
31 Luciana Bemvenuti 73-71 144 E
31 Brandi Jackson 73-71 144 E
31 Karen Davies 72-72 144 E
31 Lisa DePaulo 72-72 144 E
31 Seol-An Jeon 72-72 144 E
31 Laura Myerscough 71-73 144 E
31 Celeste Troche 70-74 144 E
31 Lisa Hall 70-74 144 E
44 Allie Blomquist 75-70 145 +1
44 Il Mi Chung 74-71 145 +1
44 Kristen Bloomer 74-71 145 +1
44 Lindsey Wright 72-73 145 +1
44 Russamee Gulyanamitta 72-73 145 +1
44 Jen Hanna 70-75 145 +1
44 Smriti Mehra 70-75 145 +1
44 Jinny Lee 70-75 145 +1
44 Carri Wood 69-76 145 +1
53 Krista Bartlett 75-71 146 +2
53 Heather Lee 74-72 146 +2
53 Angela Buzminski 74-72 146 +2
53 Kristy McPherson 74-72 146 +2
53 Amy Hung 73-73 146 +2
53 Mardi Lunn 73-73 146 +2
53 Emily Bastel 71-75 146 +2
53 Jimin Kang 71-75 146 +2
61 Mayumi Nakajima 76-71 147 +3
61 Kathryn Cusick 76-71 147 +3
61 Kim Augusta 76-71 147 +3
61 Vikki Laing 75-72 147 +3
61 Lori Atsedes 75-72 147 +3
61 Lisa Strom 75-72 147 +3
61 Liz Earley 74-73 147 +3
61 Michelle Estill 74-73 147 +3
61 Susan Ginter-Brooker 73-74 147 +3
61 Sarah Johnston 73-74 147 +3
61 Diane Irvin 72-75 147 +3
61 Kellee Booth 72-75 147 +3
61 Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks 71-76 147 +3
61 Hong Mei Yang 71-76 147 +3
75 Danielle Amiee 76-72 148 +4
75 Penny Hammel 76-72 148 +4
75 Karine Icher 75-73 148 +4
75 Caroline Goasguen 74-74 148 +4
75 Connie Ross 73-75 148 +4
75 Meredith Duncan 73-75 148 +4
75 Cathy Johnston-Forbes 73-75 148 +4
75 Shiho Katano 73-75 148 +4
75 Michelle Murphy 72-76 148 +4
75 Marianne Morris 72-76 148 +4
75 Susie Parry 71-77 148 +4
75 Stacy Snider 70-78 148 +4
87 Kris Lindstrom 76-73 149 +5
87 Kylie Pratt 75-74 149 +5
87 Stefania Croce 73-76 149 +5
87 Jeanne Cho 73-76 149 +5
91 Lisa P. Jensen 78-72 150 +6
91 Kimberly Freeman 76-74 150 +6
91 Vicky Uwland 75-75 150 +6
91 Dale Eggeling 75-75 150 +6
91 Collette Matthes 74-76 150 +6
91 Georgina Simpson 74-76 150 +6
91 Kelly Cap 74-76 150 +6
91 Nicole Dalkas 74-76 150 +6
91 Katie Bakken 73-77 150 +6
91 Jennifer Huber 73-77 150 +6
101 Wendy Martin 78-73 151 +7
101 Mitzi Edge 78-73 151 +7
101 Pam Wright 77-74 151 +7
101 Michele Fuller 76-75 151 +7
101 Nicole Jeray 76-75 151 +7
101 J.Y. Cho 76-75 151 +7
101 Donna Wilkins 75-76 151 +7
101 Namika Omata 75-76 151 +7
101 Leigh Ann Mills 74-77 151 +7
101 Michelle Simpson 74-77 151 +7
101 Stephanie George 72-79 151 +7
101 Angie Rizzo 71-80 151 +7
113 Minny Yeo 77-75 152 +8
113 Danielle Masters 75-77 152 +8
113 Lesley Henderson 75-77 152 +8
116 Charlotta Sorenstam 75-78 153 +9
117 Mary Kay Marino 78-76 154 +10
117 Yvonne Cox 75-79 154 +10
119 Tamie Durdin 78-77 155 +11
120 Becky Lucidi 80-76 156 +12
120 Laura Baugh 80-76 156 +12
120 Nicole Perrot 79-77 156 +12
120 Kirsty Taylor 77-79 156 +12
124 Nicole Materne 74-83 157 +13
125 Hye Jung Choi 80-79 159 +15
125 Alena Sharp 76-83 159 +15
127 Krissie Register 79-81 160 +16
128 Misia Lemanski 79-83 162 +18
DNF Silvia Cavalleri 72 72 DNF
DNF Michelle Bell 74 74 DNF
DNF Nuria Clau 77 77 DNF
Ara Koh 78-81 159 WD