Daytona Beach, FL (December 1, 2014) – Final Stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament will be held Wednesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 7 at LPGA International – Jones & Hill Courses.
Among the 154 players in the field competing to earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2015 season, are LEGACY Global Sports clients Ani Gulugian and Brittany Altomare.
Players who finish in the top 20 will earn membership through category 12 on the LPGA Tour priority list while those who finish 21 through 45 will earn membership through category 17. In laymen’s terms, players who finish in the top 20 will have “full-time” status on the LPGA Tour while players that finish 21 through 45 will have “conditional” status.
There will be a 72-hole cut after play on Saturday. The top 70 plus ties will tee off in the fifth and final round on Sunday. Additionally, there is a $50,000 purse for the event with the medalist taking home $5,000.
About Ani Gulugian
Ani has been playing competitive golf since she was eight years old. She began in Northern California in the JGANC (Junior Golf Assoc. of Northern California) until relocating to Southern California. She has been a member of AJGA, SCPGA, TOYOTA TOUR CUP, and JAGS (Junior Amateur Golf Scholars) during her Junior Golf days. She consistently achieved her goals in competitive golf, which earned her a full ride scholarship to UCLA.
Now that she has graduated UCLA and transitioned to a Professional Golfer she has attained Full Status on the Symetra Tour for the upcoming 2015 season. This means she will have a full travel schedule at as many as 24 events all across the United States. There may be more events she may play in Canada and outside the US.
About Brittany Altomare
Brittany played collegiate golf at the University of Virginia where she recorded three victories, was named the 2013 ACC Player of the Year and was a four-time All-American. In 2010, she won the Women’s Eastern Golf Association Amateur Championship and Women’s Eastern Amateur. In 2006 Altomare was a member of the U.S. Junior Ryder Team.
Brittany finished tied for 44th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 17 for the 2014 season. In May 2013, Brittany officially turned professional and played on the Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, where she posted a career-best seventh-place finish at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic.