After the final day of the LPGA Q-Series, 50 players left the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove with LPGA Tour cards in hand. Robin Choi topped the leaderboard to claim the medalists after six rounds in Mobile, Ala.
Choi started her day two shots behind So Mi Lee. Aussie He started his day on No. 1, getting even with three pars on his first three holes. He birdied his first par 5 before hitting another streak of pars on Nos. 5 through 7. From holes 8 through 10, Choi made three birdies in a row to reach a 29-under par. Finally help her finish in first place. On the back nine, he made two bogeys on the par-5 13th and the par-4 15th and the no. He bounced back with back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17. He finished 68th in the final round. Sixth consecutive round in the 60s, the only player to do so in the 2023 LPGA Q-Series. The 25-year-old is returning to the LPGA Tour for the first time since 2019.
Japan’s Mao Saeko and Korea’s Lee tied for second after six rounds. A six-time champion at the JLPGA, Syco shot a 70 in the final round, his only round in the 70s this week. She had two birdies on holes 2 and 6 before making a one-putt turn on the par-3 8th hole. Her back is number nine. Started with another bogey on the 10th. Syco made two birdies on two of his last three holes to return to red numbers for the day. Lee shot under par in his final round and was one of two players to retain their spot in the top 10. He had a bogey early in his round on hole 2, but equalized with a birdie on the 4th. in equal measure. Her only bump on the road on the back nine came on the par-4 15th hole, when she made a bogey before finishing with three pars to shoot a one-over 73. Both Syco and Lee will be 2024 LPGA Tour rookies next season.
A total of six top-10 LPGA Tour rookies enter the 2024 season, including Canadian Savannah Grewal, who began her journey to LPGA status through Stage I of the LPGA and Epson Tour Qualifiers.
Along with Choi, there are 49 additional players who earned LPGA status through the LPGA Q-Series this week, including 20 new names joining the 2024 LPGA Tour rookie class. With top 45 ranks and ties at eight under, players and ties finishing 1-20 earn LPGA Tour status in Category 14, and players and ties finishing 21-45 earn LPGA Tour status in Category 15.
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