Jennifer Kirby has earned Category 12 status after finishing fifth at LPGA Tour qualifying school at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Kirby finished with her best round of Q-school, firing a four-under 69 to finish 12 under in an event that saw a dominating performance by winner Jaye Marie Green who finished at 29 under.
Kirby is the only Canadian to earn Category 12 status, which goes to the top 20 on the leaderboard. Category 17 status went to those finishing between 21st and 45th, plus ties.
Here’s how the Canadians finished:
5 Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ont. 71-69-69-71-68 (-12)
T32 Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Sherbrooke, Que. 71-73-73-71-70 (-2)
T44 Lorie Kane, Charlottetown 72-73-73-72-70 (E)
T65 Erica Rivard, Tecumseh, Ont. 77-72-69-70-77 (+5)
70 Jessica Shepley, Oakville, Ont. 73-76-75-67-77 (+8)
Missed 72-hole cut
Stephanie Sherlock, Barrie, Ont. 73-74-72-73 (+4)
Natalie Gleadall, Stratford, Ont. 73-73-71-75 (+4)
Sara-Maude Juneau, Fossambault, Que. 77-70-74-72 (+5)
Ashley Sholer, Hamilton, Ont. 73-78-71-74 (+8)
Nicole Vandermade, Brantford, Ont. 78-74-79-68 (+11)
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