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Duncan, Lee Set for LPGA Tour Final Qualifying
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/02/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University alumnae Lindy Duncan and Jennie Lee will tee off at the LPGA Tour’s Final Qualifying Tournament this week at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., vying for a coveted exempt LPGA Tour card from Dec. 4-8.  

The tournament will feature 154 players playing 90 holes and the top 20 golfers will earn their LPGA Tour cards.  The top 20 qualifiers will earn Category 12 status for the 2014 season on the LPGA Tour while players who finish 21st through 45 and ties will earn membership in Category 17.  The final stage of Q-School will cut to the low 70 players and ties after 72 holes. All others who make the cut will receive Symetra Tour status.

This week’s field is well-represented on a global scale and is comprised of female golfers from 27 different countries and 30 states. Qualifiers from Stages I and II will be joined at the final stage of Q-school by 55 current LPGA Tour members attempting to improve their status for 2014, along with players finishing numbers 11-20 on the 2012 Symetra Tour money list (who do not already have LPGA status).

Duncan, who is a product of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is coming off a tied ninth placement at the LPGA Tour Stage II Qualifying as she posted rounds of 73, 72, 68 and 71 for a total of 284, which was four-under-par.  A 2011-12 National Player of the Year and four-time All-America, Duncan turned professional after graduation in 2013.  

After turning professional in 2009, Lee has earned $156,850 with a career-best tied fifth finish in 2012 at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.  The three-time All-America and 2009 Blue Devil graduate made the cut in three events in 2013.