Competitors at this week's Futures Tour Qualifying School won't know until after the conclusion of LPGA Q school just how many people earned full Futures Tour cards yesterday after the final round of play at Lake Region Yacht & Club in Winter Haven, Fla., but a handful of collegians look like they've secured a potential place to play come next summer after the end of the 2010-11 college season.
That's certainly the case for Wake Forest senior Natalie Sheary, who shot a final-round 70 to secure medalist honors with a nine-under 279, four strokes better than Jackie Barenborg.
"There's a bunch of college players out here this week, plus two of my current teammates at Wake [Michelle Shin and Allie Bodemann], so I felt really comfortable," said Sheary, (right) a religion major, who wrote a college paper this week on Islam and was studying for a Monday test on Buddhism.
Here is a look at how some other college player fared this past week in Winter Haven. Biggest surprise might have been Megan McChrystal, who has a 66.5 final round stroke average for LSU this fall but shot a final-round 77 in windy conditions Friday.
Lizette Sales, USC, T-5 (one-under 287)
Sara Maude Juneau, Louisville, T-5 (one-under 287)
Aimee Neff, Michigan State, T-16 (three-over 291)
Macarena Silva, Florida State, T-16 (three-over 291)__
Victoria Park__, Oklahoma State, T-16 (three-over 291)
Michelle Shin, Wake Forest, T-21 (four-over 292)
Karlin Beck, Auburn, T-26 (five-over 293)
Janine Fellows, Tulane, T-32 (six-over 294)
Megan McChrystal, LSU, T-37 (seven-over 295)
Alex Buelow, Stetson, T-55 (10-over 298)
Stefanie Kenoyer, Furman, T-73 (13-over 301)