Lexi Harkins | 2018 LPGA Tour Q-School

Lexi Harkins | 2018 LPGA Tour Q-School

PINEHURST, North Carolina -- The view near the top of the leaderboard of this new LPGA Q-Series format bodes well for the outlook of the two Wisconsin golfers who are parked a ways back, in the middle of the 102-player field.

"Eight rounds of golf, I know it's long but it's easier for me because you can have a round that’s not that good but you can still cover it up," China's Xiyu Lin said after following her opening 73 with a 71 in the second round of the eight-round qualifier being played over two weeks at Pinehurst Resort. She was one of six golfers tied for seventh at even-par 144, eight shots behind second-round leader Klara Spilkova of the Czech Republic.

"All you need to do is be consistent, you don’t have to have a really, really low round to get through it. I like this format.”

Former University of Wisconsin golfer Lexi Harkins and Edgerton native Allyssa Ferrell can't complain, either — at least not just yet — but it remains to be seen where their early consistency takes them. Harkins shot her second straight 74 and stayed inside the top 45, in a tie for 34th at 4-over-par 148 while Ferrell, coming off a first-round 76, shot 77 and slipped 23 spots into a tie for 78th at 9-over 153 with 36 holes to go this week on Pinehurst's No. 6 Course and 72 holes still to be played next week on the No. 7 layout.

Harkins bogeyed her final two holes on the front nine Thursday to turn in 3-over 39. She parred her first six holes of the back nine before finishing birdie-bogey-par-birdie to climb back into the top 35. She will tee off at 8:34 a.m. Friday off No. 1 in the third round. 

Ferrell, meanwhile, started on No. 10 and played her first four holes in 1-under before she hit a rocky patch, bogeying five of six holes making the turn. She righted the ship and played Nos. 2 through 7 in 1-under before finishing her round bogey-bogey to fall out of the top 70 after two rounds.

LPGA: Ex-Wisconsin golfer Lexi Harkins, Edgerton's Allyssa Ferrell at LPGA Q-Series | Second-round results (Pinehurst Resort/No. 6 Course-Pinehurst, N.C.)

Pos. Player Total Friday
Tee Time
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total
Wisconisn leaderboard
T34 Lexi Harkins 4 8:34 AM 74 74 148
T78 Allyssa Ferrell 9 12:10 PM 76 77 153
Full leaderboard
1 Klara Spilkova -8 9:18 AM* 70 66 136
2 Jaclyn Lee (a) -6 9:18 AM* 68 70 138
3 Jackie Stoelting -5 9:18 AM* 72 67 139
4 Jeongeun Lee6 -4 9:07 AM* 70 70 140
5 Anne Van Dam -2 9:07 AM* 71 71 142
6 Anne-Catherine Tanguay -1 9:07 AM* 73 70 143
T7 Mel Reid E 8:56 AM* 75 69 144
T7 Kristen Gillman (a) E 8:56 AM* 74 70 144
T7 Sarah Schmelzel E 8:56 AM* 74 70 144
T7 Xiyu Lin E 8:45 AM* 73 71 144
T7 Paula Reto E 8:45 AM* 73 71 144
T7 Andrea Wong E 8:45 AM* 71 73 144
T13 Maria Fassi (a) 12:00 AM 8:34 AM* 76 69 145
T13 Giulia Molinaro 1 8:34 AM* 76 69 145
T13 Jennifer Kupcho (a) 1 8:34 AM* 73 72 145
T13 Lauren Stephenson (a) 1 8:23 AM* 72 73 145
T17 Jenny Haglund 12:00 AM 8:23 AM* 74 72 146
T17 Kim Kaufman 12:00 AM 8:23 AM* 74 72 146
T17 Lori Beth Adams 12:00 AM 8:12 AM* 73 73 146
T17 Tiffany Chan 12:00 AM 8:12 AM* 72 74 146
T17 Cheyenne Woods 2 8:12 AM* 72 74 146
T17 P.K. Kongkraphan 12:00 AM 8:01 AM* 72 74 146
T23 Amy Boulden 12:00 AM 8:01 AM* 76 71 147
T23 Taylor Totland 12:00 AM 8:01 AM* 76 71 147
T23 Youngin Chun 3 7:50 AM* 75 72 147
T23 Kristy McPherson 3 7:50 AM* 75 72 147
T23 Stephanie Kono 3 7:50 AM* 74 73 147
T23 Dewi Weber (a) 3 7:50 AM 73 74 147
T23 Luna Sobron 12:00 AM 7:50 AM 72 75 147
T23 Nontaya Srisawang 12:00 AM 7:50 AM 72 75 147
T23 Gemma Dryburgh 3 8:01 AM 71 76 147
T23 Nuria Iturrios 3 8:01 AM 71 76 147
T23 Laetitia Beck 12:00 AM 8:01 AM 70 77 147
T34 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 12:00 AM 8:12 AM 78 70 148
T34 Perrine Delacour 4 8:12 AM 76 72 148
T34 Emily Pedersen 12:00 AM 8:12 AM 76 72 148
T34 Kyung Kim 4 8:23 AM 75 73 148
T34 Lexi Harkins 12:00 AM 8:34 AM 74 74 148
T34 Louise Ridderstrom 12:00 AM 8:34 AM 74 74 148
T34 Katelyn Dambaugh 12:00 AM 8:23 AM 74 74 148
T34 Jing Yan 4 8:23 AM 74 74 148
T34 Min Lee 12:00 AM 8:34 AM 73 75 148
T34 Lauren Kim 4 8:45 AM 72 76 148
T34 Pajaree Anannarukarn 12:00 AM 8:45 AM 70 78 148
T45 Karen Chung 5 8:45 AM 77 72 149
T45 Allison Emrey 5 9:07 AM 76 73 149
T45 Dori Carter 12:00 AM 8:56 AM 76 73 149
T45 AJ Newell 12:00 AM 8:56 AM 76 73 149
T45 Kelly Shon 5 8:56 AM 76 73 149
T45 Lee Lopez 12:00 AM 9:07 AM 75 74 149
T45 Csicsi Rozsa 5 9:07 AM 75 74 149
T45 Elizabeth Nagel 5 9:18 AM 73 76 149
T53 Clariss Guce 12:00 AM 9:18 AM 78 72 150
T53 Katie Burnett 6 1:27 PM* 76 74 150
T53 Cydney Clanton 6 1:27 PM* 76 74 150
T53 Doris Chen 12:00 AM 9:18 AM 76 74 150
T53 Min Seo Kwak 12:00 AM 1:27 PM* 75 75 150
T53 Brittany Benvenuto 12:00 AM 1:16 PM* 75 75 150
T53 Jenny Coleman 12:00 AM 1:16 PM* 75 75 150
T53 Ssu-Chia Cheng 6 1:16 PM* 74 76 150
T53 Sandra Changkija 6 1:05 PM* 73 77 150
T62 August Kim 7 1:05 PM* 78 73 151
T62 Lauren Coughlin 7 1:05 PM* 77 74 151
T62 Elin Arvidsson 12:00 AM 12:54 PM* 77 74 151
T62 Sarah Burnham 12:00 AM 12:54 PM* 77 74 151
T62 Suzuka Yamaguchi (a) 12:00 AM 12:54 PM* 77 74 151
T62 Muni He 12:00 AM 12:43 PM* 75 76 151
T62 Lilia Vu (a) 12:00 AM 12:43 PM* 75 76 151
T62 Sophia Popov 7 12:43 PM* 74 77 151
T62 Summar Roachell 7 12:32 PM* 73 78 151
T71 Cheyenne Knight 8 12:32 PM* 81 71 152
T71 Katherine Perry 8 12:32 PM* 78 74 152
T71 Sandy Choi 8 12:21 PM* 77 75 152
T71 Cindy LaCrosse 12:00 AM 12:21 PM* 77 75 152
T71 Rebecca Artis 8 12:21 PM* 76 76 152
T71 Hyemin Kim 8 12:10 PM* 75 77 152
T71 Jean Reynolds 8 12:10 PM* 72 80 152
T78 Eun Jeong Seong 9 12:10 PM* 81 72 153
T78 Becca Huffer 9 12:10 PM 77 76 153
T78 Olafia Kristinsdottir 12:00 AM 12:21 PM 76 77 153
T78 Camilla Lennarth 9 12:21 PM 76 77 153
T78 Maddie McCrary 12:00 AM 12:21 PM 76 77 153
T78 Allyssa Ferrell 9 12:10 PM 76 77 153
T78 Alison Lee 12:00 AM 12:10 PM 76 77 153
T78 Louise Stahle 12:00 AM 12:32 PM 75 78 153
T86 Patty Tavatanakit (a) 12:00 AM 12:32 PM 79 75 154
T86 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 10 12:32 PM 78 76 154
T86 Alana Uriell 12:00 AM 12:43 PM 76 78 154
T89 Madeleine Sheils 12:00 AM 12:43 PM 81 74 155
T89 Celine Borge 11 12:43 PM 79 76 155
T89 Jennifer Hahn 12:00 AM 12:54 PM 78 77 155
T92 Katja Pogacar 12 12:54 PM 81 75 156
T92 Maia Schechter 12 12:54 PM 80 76 156
T92 Bailey Tardy (a) 12 1:05 PM 77 79 156
T95 Sierra Sims 12:00 AM 1:05 PM 84 73 157
T95 Erynne Lee 12:00 AM 1:05 PM 83 74 157
T95 Lindsey McCurdy 13 1:16 PM 76 81 157
T98 Julieta Granada 14 1:16 PM 80 78 158
T98 Amelia Lewis 12:00 AM 1:16 PM 80 78 158
T98 Robyn Choi (a) 14 1:27 PM 79 79 158
T98 Laura Wearn 12:00 AM 1:27 PM 78 80 158
102 Vicky Hurst 12:00 AM 1:27 PM 77 88 165
Sierra Sims 12 1:06 PM 84 84