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Snyder, Chugg Begin Quest for LPGA Tour Cards With So-So Starts

Utah’s Amanda Snyder shot an opening round 75 and stands tied for 102nd place after the first round of the first stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School and Kelsey Chugg, the two-time Utah Women’s State Am champion, shot 81 and that was good for a positioning of 202nd place.Snyder’s 75 puts her right on the bubble and so she will need to improve a bit to advance to the next stage. Chugg has some chugging to do, but one good round will put her back in the mix.
This week’s event is the first stage of the three-part annual qualifying series which determines 2014 membership on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours. This week’s field features a diverse group of talented amateur and professional golfers from around the world, representing 30 different countries and 38 states in the U.S.Using both the Palmer and Dinah Shore Courses the tourney will play over four days with the final round on Friday. Players who finish within the top-100 this week will advance to the second stage of the Qualifying Tournament which will be played at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla., October 8-11.Stage III of the Qualifying Tournament will be contested over 90 holes Dec. 4-8, on both the Champions and Legends courses at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Top finishers in the final stage will earn 2014 LPGA membership (total number of cards TBD) and all others who make the cut will receive Symetra Tour status.