Cheyenne Woods earns LPGA berth


DAYTONA BEACH, United States: Cheyenne Woods, the niece of 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, was among 20 players to qualify for the 2016 LPGA Tour after Sunday’s final round of the five-day qualifying event.

Woods, 25, shared 11th last year at the event to qualify for the LPGA, but made only eight of 17 cuts this year in her rookie LPGA campaign to finish 125th on the money list, her best finish a share of 24th at Phoenix.

By sharing 13th this year on six-under par 354 after a closing 69, she will have another chance to keep her card based on prize money next year.

“Congrats to @Cheyenne_Woods for getting her LPGA tour card today,” tweeted Tiger Woods.

Woods is on good form, sharing second at the Women’s Indian Open in a recent Ladies European Tour event.

China’s Feng Simin won the event with an 18-under 342 for 90 holes.

There was a playoff for the final two spots available between three players who finished 90 holes on 356. China’s Yan Jing and Thailand’s Benyapa Niphatsophon qualified while American Christine Song missed out.



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