Furman golf

Harford advances to Q School Final

Furman grad Haylee Harford finished in a tie for 24th to advance to the LPGA Q School finals later this month in Pinehurst. (GolfClub file photo)

Furman grad Haylee Harford secured a spot in the LPGA Q School finals after finishing in a tie for 24th in the second stage qualifying tournament.

Harford started the final round outside the cut line to advance to the finals.

The 2019 Furman grad shot a final round 2-under par 70 to safely finish among the top-30 and received an automatic invitation to the Q School finals.

The former Lady Paladin golfer shot rounds of 68-70-75-70 for a 5-under par 283 total at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida.

Harford now will compete in the Q School finals to be played at Pinehurst. The LPGA Q School final is a 144 hole tournament played over two weeks on two different courses.

The Carolinas Golf Association women’s player of the year, University of Virginia grad Anna Redding from Concord, NC also advanced to the finals.

The top-45 golfers from the finals receive LPGA Tour cards.

All golfers who make the finals, which includes a large number of exempt players from the previous LPGA and Symetra Tour seasons, will earn status to play on the Symetra Tour in 2020.

Several other golfers with area connections did not make the cut in the field of 185 golfers, but still earned some Symetra Tour privileges for the upcoming season.

Clemson grads Alice Hewson finished in a tie for 61st and Sydney Legacy completed the 72 hole event in 116th place.

Current Furman golfer Natalie Srinivasan finished with a 296 total while two former teammates Taylor Totland and Alice Chen also missed the cut.

University of Florida golfer Sierra Brooks, playing as an amateur, finished in a tie with Olivia Cowan from Germany for medalist honors at 13-under par 275.


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