Making Major Headway

With Sunday-best 63, former CU golfer Jenny Coleman jumps 40 spots in LPGA Q-Series; fellow ex-Buff Robyn Choi also makes 72-hole cut; after 4 more rounds, 45 LPGA cards will be awarded

By Gary Baines – 12/4/2022

Jenny Coleman started out slowly, but with the LPGA Q-Series being an eight-round affair, sometimes the tortoise ends up ahead of the hare.

The former University of Colorado golfer rebounded from a first-round 75 to post scores of 68-70-63 in the last three rounds in Mobile, Ala. Sunday’s 8-under 63 was the best score of the day and moved her up the scoreboard a whopping 40 spots.

The last four rounds of Q-Series will be held Dec. 8-11 in Dothan, Ala.

Coleman’s 10-under-par total leaves her 17th in the 100-player field. If she finishes in the top 45 after eight rounds, she’ll retain her LPGA Tour status.

Coleman has been a regular on the LPGA Tour for the last four years, plus 2017. But she slumped to 133rd on the money list in 2022 — with just one top-20 finish (14th place) — and lost her fully-exempt status.

On Sunday, Coleman’s 63 included nine birdies and just one bogey — that coming on the first hole. She trails leader Lauren Hartlage by four.

Jenny Coleman (shown earlier this season) made nine birdies on Sunday. (Photo: @jennycoleman14 Twitter)

Coleman was one of two former CU golfers to make the 72-hole cut — to the low 70 and ties — and advance to next week. Also moving on was Robyn Choi, who stands in 47th place at 5 under after recording scores of 72-69-69-71. Choi held an LPGA Tour card in 2019.

Two-time Inspirato Colorado Women’s Open champion Becca Huffer of Monument, a co-medalist in stage II of LPGA Q-school, failed to advance as she finished 88th (74-71-72-69) at even par. Huffer will have Epson Tour status once again going into 2023.

For all the scores from the LPGA Q-Series, CLICK HERE.

—Elsewhere in tour golf, two Colorado natives posted top-20 finishes Sunday in the ISPS HANDA Australian Open in Melbourne. Jennifer Kupcho, a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year, tied for 11th place among the women, going 72-70-72-74. Meanwhile, former CGA Player of the Year Gunner Wiebe recorded his second top-20 finish in his first two starts as a DP World Tour member after going through Q-school this fall. After placing 18th in the Australian PGA last week, Wiebe finished 17th on Sunday with scores of 69-68-70-72, earning 14,870 euros.

For the Australian Open scores, CLICK HERE.