Dec. 2, 2012
DAYTONA, Fla. -
Former Auburn golfer Karlin Beck of Pike Road, Ala., earned her 2013 LPGA Tour card Sunday, finishing in the top 10 at the LPGA Qualifying tournament. Beck finished in a tie for eighth at 6-under 354.
Conducted by the LPGA, the Final Qualifying Tournament was the last of the three stages of qualifying for the 2013 LPGA season. The 90-hole tournament took place on the Champions and Legends Courses at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Beck carded a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish the tournament at 6-under-par with rounds of 71-72-74-67-70--354. She was just seven strokes behind the overall winner, Canada's Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn.
This is the second year for Beck to qualify for the LPGA Tour, following a top 10 finish in last year's qualifying tournament. Because Beck finished in the top 20, she receives full status for the LPGA Tour.
Other former Tigers Cydney Clanton, Nicole Hage and Candace Schepperle did not make the final cut. Schepperle missed the 72 hole cut by two strokes after four rounds of play with rounds of 75-75-74-72--296. She was 8-over at the conclusion of the fourth round.
Clanton finished the tournament tied for 59th, carding a 4-over 364 with rounds of 75-73-71-73-72--364. Hage carded a 5-over 365 to finish tied for 62nd with rounds of 70-79-71-68-77--365.