Like Brooke Henderson, Augusta James of Bath, Ont., will have a decision to make about turning pro after she finishes the final stage of LPGA qualifying school in December.
James, who qualified by tying for 10th at Stage II on Friday, is currently a senior at N.C. State.
“Stage III is coming up and I plan to play in that,” said James.
“I am going to go ask (assistant tournament director Erin Gasbarro) some questions about amateur status, so I can keep that, but I am just going to keep an open line of communication with my coach at N.C. State, so that she knows what is going on,” she said.
James fired a 3-under 69 on the final day to finish at 3-under 285. She finished in a tie for tenth.
“This is super exciting. I’ve had a lot of fun at the first two stages and I am sure third stage is going to be the exact same thing. I just want to go there and have a lot of fun,” she said.
James was the 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year and is a three-time All-ACC honouree. She’s also the 2014 Canadian Women’s Amateur champion.