As 17 Canadians are teeing it up at the CP Women’s Open at Priddis Greens in Calgary on Thursday, another 18 will be doing the same in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Stage I of LPGA Tour qualifying school gets underway on Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club.
Canadians in the field include Kyla Inaba (Kelowna, B.C.), Melissa Mabanta (Vancouver), Casey MacNeil (Massey, Ont.), Jessica MacPhee (Langley, B.C.), Muriel McIntyre (Penticton, B.C.), Lisa Meldrum (Montreal), Sabrina Sapone (Montreal), Anna Young (Saskatoon), Maya Parsons (Whitby, Ont.), Jamie Oleksiew (Surrey, B.C.), Taylor Kim (Surrey, B.C.), Anna Kim (Richmond Hill, Ont.), Eileen Kelly (Victoria), Krista Fenniak (Fort McMurray, Alta.), Josee Doyon (St-Georges de Beauce, Que.), Robyn Doig (Seaforth, Ont.), Caroline Ciot (Brossard, Que.) and Aram Choi (Surrey, B.C.).
Doyon and Ciot are currently amateur players.
Play concludes on Sunday. There will be a 54-hole cut and the top 90 and ties will move on to the next stage of Q-school.