LPGA Qualifying Tournament 2017: Live leaderboard for Stage III, Round 3

Saturday, 02 December 2017, 07:25:56 AM. Check here for the live third-round leaderboard from Stage III of LPGA Qualifying Tournament 2017 today (Friday, Dec. 1) in Florida.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Marissa Steen led by one shot entering the third round of Stage III of LPGA Qualifying Tournament 2017 on Friday, Dec. 1, at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Steen carded 6-under through 36 holes; Rocky River native Jillian Hollis was tied for eighth at 2-under.


Stage III is the finale of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, or School. Stage III unfolds Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 3, and comprises 90 holes of stroke play over two courses. The top 20 finishers earn full-time LPGA Tour cards for the 2018 season; Nos. 21-45 and ties earn conditional LPGA status for 2018.

According to lpga.com, 31 countries are represented in Stage III. A total of 73 competitors held LPGA membership in 2017.

Hollis, a junior All-American at the University of Georgia, is one of eight amateurs in the field and one of 33 overall who started at Stage I. Hollis played three years at Magnificat High School and graduated from Rocky River High in 2015.

Hollis played well at Stage I in California in August, but she did not perform to her standard for most of Stage II, which unfolded last month in Venice, Fla. Outside the cut line heading to the 17th hole of the final round, she closed with a birdie and eagle to finish 72 holes at 6-over. She was part of the top 80 and ties to advance after 7-over or better.

Hollis' caddie for each stage will have been her mother, Sharon, a former standout golfer at Bay High School (Class of 1983) and North Carolina State and a longtime instructor in Northeast Ohio.

By advancing to Stage III, Hollis achieved status on the Symetra Tour -- the LPGA's equivalent of the PGA's Web.com Tour.

The Stage III field includes Georgia Hall of England. Hall, No. 41 in the Rolex World Rankings, won Stage II at 12-under. She was a member of Team Europe in Solheim Cup 2017.

Hall was 2-over through 36.

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