t the LPGA Q-Series on Sunday, Allisen Corpuz just had one aim in mind: to advance.
“I came in hoping to shoot a couple under to ensure I’m in for next week,” the recent USC graduate explained, “and just got some really excellent looks out there and made some very solid putts.”
Corpuz did more than just advance to the second half of this 108-hole qualifying event next week. When the Q-Series continues Thursday at Highland Oaks Golf Club in Dothan, Alabama, she shot a seventh-round 7-under 65 on Magnolia Grove’s Crossings Course, putting her inside the top 10 and in position to potentially earn an LPGA card at 10 under.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard of France is likewise on a destroy mission. The former South Carolina great is a major fan of martial arts, having started with judo nine years ago and since added boxing, MMA, and Jiu jitsu to his repertoire.
Roussin-Bouchard remarked, “Knives, sticks, just a bunch of stuff.” “I perform a lot of martial arts, including boxing, and I went boxing before going [for Q-Series] to relieve some stress.” It was extremely beneficial because it put me in a mentality where I wanted to demolish everything in my path.”
So far, everything has gone well. Roussin-Bouchard recorded a 65 on the Crossings on Sunday, overcoming an early bogey to finish the first 72 holes at 19 under par, two shots ahead of the field.
In total, 74 players finished in the top 70 and ties, qualifying for the next round. Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul (13 under), Texas alums Kaitlyn Papp (9 under) and Agathe Laisne (2 under), Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen (6 under), Swedes Linn Grant (2 under) and Frida Kinhult (even), and Stanford product Mariah Stackhouse (even) were among those in the group.
Six of the seven current college players advanced as well, led by the Hou sisters from Arizona, Yu-Sang and Vivian, who are both 5 under. On Sunday, Yu-Sang Hou shot a 5-under 66. Polly Mack of Alabama was the only college athlete who did not make the cut.
Haley Moore went 74-73-74 to miss the cut by one shot after an opening 67. Sierra Brooks missed by one as well. Andrea Lee, Virginia Elena Carta, and Bailey Tardy were among the contestants who were eliminated from the competition.
After 108 holes, the top 45 players and ties win LPGA status.