DAYTONA BEACH, Florida -- Allyssa Ferrell enjoyed her best round of the week Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to get the Edgerton native to Sunday’s final round of the final stage of LPGA Tour Qualifying School at LPGA International.
Ferrell shot a 1-over-par 73 and finished in a tie for 141st place with a 14-over 302 total. That was 25 strokes behind leader Nasa Nataoka of Japan, who shot her second straight 69 to reach the 72-hole point of the 90-hole event with an 11-under 277 total and a three-stroke lead over South Africa’s Paula Reto (69) and Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan (71).
For Ferrell, she was among those who did not make the 72-hole cut of 4-over 292 or better. That means she will return to the developmental Symetra Tour with fully exempt status for 2018.
There were 26 golfers at 1-under or better -- the top 20 after 90 holes are fully exempt on the LPGA Tour in 2018. Golfers finishing 21st through 45th will receive conditional status on the LPGA Tour with the remainder of the 165-golfer field joining Ferrell on the Symetra Tour.
Ferrell finished 102nd in the Volvik Race for the Card money list on the Symetra Tour in 2017, earning $7,705 in 13 starts. She was No. 162 on the LPGA Tour money list as a rookie this season, earning $14,715 in seven starts.