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Posted: 12/4/05

Libby Finished 2nd in LPGA Qualifying School

Libby Smith added a -3 score of 69 in the fifth and final round of the 90-hole LPGA Qualifying Tournament to move from 8th into a tie for second with long-time tour veteran, Lee Ann Walker-Cooper at five under par.   This is a fantastic accomplishment for Libby!  The tournament was won by Ai Miyazato who had a substantial lead going into the final round and could not be caught.  She finished at -17.   The top 24 players earned exempt status for the 2006 tour.  The next 35 players and ties earned conditional status.


Earlier this fall, Libby earned a spot in the qualifying tournament by finishing in a 4th place tie in the sectional qualifier held at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida on October 4-7. The top 30 players from two sectionals survived to play the 90-hole tournament in Daytona Beach where they were joined by current LPGA players trying to regain their tour cards or improve their status.


Libby then went to Spain and earned exempt status on the Ladies European Golf Tour by finishing 23rd in their qualifying tournament held at La Cala Resort in Milas Costa, Spain on November 19-22.


It's been quite a fall for Libby.  For more information, check  www.lpga.com.


Go Libby Go!