LPGA – Pranavi advances in Qualifying

Pranavi Urs will next play Stage-II in October

Pranavi Urs is headed to Florida for Stage-II in October

Long hitting 20 year old pro Pranavi Urs of Mysore, shot 4 solid rounds of 68-72-69-73 (6-under 282) to comfortably advance in California to the 2nd stage of LPGA Tour qualifying finishing tied-32nd among the 280 players entered last week. 

The top 100 players and ties advanced to Stage-II to be played Oct. 18-21 in Florida. 


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Pranavi, currently leads the Hero WPGT Order of Merit with four wins to her name this season and this performance in California after recovering from shoulder injury is a mark of her spirit and grit over the season. The unfortunate predicament facing young Pranavi is that she has to choose whether to play the 2nd stage of LPGA Qualifying in Florida, or compete in the US$400,000 Hero Women’s Indian Open in India, the same week.  

The top 30 and ties from the Stage-II in Florida get into the final stage of LPGA Tour Qualifying  in December, which consists of a new two-week tournament. All those who get into Stage 2 will earn playing rights on the Epson Tour, the development tour for the LPGA which consists of 20 tournaments with at least US$200,000 prize money each. 

A strong performance at the Indian Open could on the other hand give Pranavi access to the Ladies European Tour for 2023.

Sharmila Nicollet

Sharmila Nicollet | Image: LET

Other Indians in the qualifier in California, Florida based Sharmila Nicollet who was 88th starting the final day, shot a disappointing 78 to miss advancing further while former Bangalorean Nikita Arjun, shot 77-70-74 (5-over 221) to miss the 54-hole cut.


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