2019 LPGA Q-SCHOOL | Tess Hackworthy

Madison's Tess Hackworthy competes in the final round of the first stage of LPGA/Symetra Tour Qualifying School.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Tess Hackworthy signed her scorecard, scanned the leaderboard and settled into a chair outside the clubhouse at Mission Hills Country Club on a steamy Sunday as the future raced to-and-fro around her.

The 354 golfers who had started the week at the first stage of LPGA/Symetra Tour Qualifying School had been whittled to 151 for the last round of the 72-hole audition. Hackworthy's day was done shortly after 1 p.m. local time as the final groups in the afternoon wave were just getting set to tee off.

The University of Wisconsin golfer and her dad/caddie, Dave, would continue monitoring the action as they set out for the family's second home in Santa Barbara to get ready for their Monday flight home to Madison. They had a pretty good idea Tess, whose senior season at UW begins this week, would come up a few shots shy in her adjusted goal of finishing among the top 95 golfers plus ties and advancing to the second stage in October in Venice, Fla.

And she did.

Hackworthy, who began her week with a 2-over-par 74 on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, ended it that way, too. In the end her 72-hole total of 8-over 296 was 21 shots behind medalist Bianca Pagdangana, a University of Arizona golfer from The Philippines and three shots out of the top 95, meaning it would have taken a 71 or better for Hackworthy to advance.

Her first five holes were rocky. Hackworthy started on No. 10 and went bogey-birdie-bogey-bogey-birdie before the 2014 WIAA Division 2 state champion from Madison Edgewood settled down and parred 12 of her final 13 holes around a bogey at No. 1 after the turn. 

"It was tough (Sunday)," Hackworthy said of the 6,700-yard layout that has long served as the site of the LPGA Tour's first major championship of each season — once simply known as "The Dinah Shore" and now called the ANA Inspiration — and played like it Sunday amid another day of 100-degree temperatures. "They had really good pins out there for us and not a lot (of them) that you could go at. Thankfully, I had some decent clubs in where I was able to get at a few. I think I handled everything pretty well. I gave myself as much opportunity as I could. I'm really pleased with the positions I put myself in. I just didn't get everything to drop, unfortunately."

As she looked back on her week, Hackworthy felt as if she led the field in burned edges on birdie putts.

But that was the purpose for coming here as an amateur golfer undecided if a jump to the professional ranks is in her future. She wanted to see for herself how fine the line between make or break, be it from tee-to-green or on those 10-12 foot putts that, at least for Hackworthy over the final 36 holes, seemed to be running 2-to-1 in close-but-no-cigar results.

In turn, other young Wisconsin golfers can learn not only from Hackworthy's experience this week, but those of Madison's Jessie Gerry and Kohler's Jenna Peters, both seasoned Symetra Tour veterans who missed the 54-hole cut.

Remember that Hackworthy won her third straight Wisconsin Women's State Open title in June by two shots over Peters. No one else in the 59-player field at Stevens Point CC was within eight shots of the champion.

Like it or not, the odds of surviving on the Symetra Tour aren't great when you consider the high bar its 2019 winners have set. The average 18-hole score among champions so far is 68.16 and 38 of the 57 rounds recorded by those winners have been in the 60s.

Those are just some of the numbers Hackworthy and her family will crunch over the next nine months between now and graduation. Playing in this qualifier assures Hackworthy of at least limited status on the Symetra Tour in 2020 ahead of most of the 224 golfers she beat this week, although history suggests that could be fewer than five starts.

For now, Hackworthy plans to ride the confidence she gained in the Coachella Valley right into the start of practice with the Badgers this week at University Ridge. She is the lone senior on a roster that features four juniors, two sophomores and three freshmen.

"This was an awesome week and a really cool opportunity for me," Hackworthy said. "I enjoyed every moment of it. There were some tough times, but when you go through a week like this there are going to be some tough times. How you manage them is going to determine the outcome you're going to get. I'm just really happy that I came here, to be able to experience this.

"I definitely have a lot more hope for myself and my game. I had a lot of questions going into this week. This gave me a lot more confidence in my game. I think right now, the focus is on my team back home and my senior season. We'll kind of re-visit these decisions later on."

LPGA/Symetra Tour: Madison's Tess Hackworthy & Jessie Gerry, Kohler's Jenna Peters at 2019 LPGA/Symetra Tour First-Stage Qualifying School (Mission Hills CC-Rancho Mirage, Calif.)

Pos. Start Player Sunday's
course
Total Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
Wisconsin leaderboard
T122 T136 Tess Hackworthy (a) DS 8 F 2 74 80 68 74 296
CUT Jenna Peters DS 8 75 74 75 224
CUT Jessie Gerry AP 15 71 77 83 231
Full leaderboard
1 T1 Bianca Pagdanganan (a) DS -13 F -4 70 67 70 68 275
2 T4 Hira Naveed DS -10 F -3 70 70 69 69 278
3 T1 Ana Ruiz Laphond DS -8 F 1 66 71 70 73 280
T4 T15 Roberta Liti DS -6 F -3 69 71 73 69 282
T4 8 Rebecca Lee-Bentham DS -6 F -1 71 73 67 71 282
T4 T4 Bethany Wu DS -6 F 1 73 69 67 73 282
T4 T1 Min A Yoon (a) DS -6 F 3 65 72 70 75 282
T8 T22 Natalie Srinivasan (a) DS -4 F -2 67 74 73 70 284
T8 T22 Haley Moore DS -4 F -2 69 69 76 70 284
T8 T15 Dorsey Addicks DS -4 F -1 71 72 70 71 284
T8 T6 Riley Rennell DS -4 F 2 67 69 74 74 284
T12 T15 Dylan Kim (a) DS -3 F E 68 73 72 72 285
T12 T15 Kum-kang Park (a) DS -3 F E 70 70 73 72 285
T12 T6 Allie Knight DS -3 F 3 70 68 72 75 285
T15 T36 Yue Zhang (a) DS -2 F -1 72 74 69 71 286
T15 T22 Brynn Walker (a) DS -2 F E 71 74 69 72 286
T15 T22 Savannah Vilaubi DS -2 F E 70 73 71 72 286
T15 T15 Brittany Fan DS -2 F 1 68 70 75 73 286
T15 T9 Kiira Riihijarvi (a) DS -2 F 2 70 75 67 74 286
T15 T9 Gabby Lemieux DS -2 F 2 70 67 75 74 286
T21 T82 Emilee Hoffman (a) DS -1 F -4 74 73 72 68 287
T21 T53 Ana Belac (a) DS -1 F -2 72 71 74 70 287
T21 T53 Jennifer Chang (a) DS -1 F -2 67 75 75 70 287
T21 T53 Maria Balcazar (a) DS -1 F -2 69 71 77 70 287
T21 T36 Shasta Averyhardt DS -1 F E 75 70 70 72 287
T21 T36 Valdis Jonsdottir DS -1 F E 72 73 70 72 287
T21 T36 Anna Redding DS -1 F E 73 71 71 72 287
T21 T15 Jiwon Jeon DS -1 F 2 69 70 74 74 287
T29 T82 Yae Eun Hong (a) DS E F -3 76 68 75 69 288
T29 T53 Karoline Stormo (a) DS E F -1 76 71 70 71 288
T29 T22 Nicole Autrique DS E F 2 67 76 71 74 288
T29 T22 Maddie Luitwieler DS E F 2 74 68 72 74 288
T29 T22 Janet Mao DS E F 2 70 71 73 74 288
T29 T9 Tzu-Chi Lin DS E F 4 71 68 73 76 288
T35 T116 Michaela Finn DS 1 F -4 75 71 75 68 289
T35 T107 Amanda Doherty (a) DS 1 F -3 71 78 71 69 289
T35 T82 Emma Broze (a) DS 1 F -2 75 69 75 70 289
T35 T53 Anita Uwadia (a) DS 1 F E 77 72 68 72 289
T35 T53 Jamie Huo DS 1 F E 75 73 69 72 289
T35 T53 Naomi Ko DS 1 F E 74 70 73 72 289
T35 T36 Michelle Ruiz DS 1 F 2 73 71 71 74 289
T35 T36 Olivia Benzin (a) DS 1 F 2 68 76 71 74 289
T35 T22 Camille Chevalier DS 1 F 3 75 70 69 75 289
T35 T22 Leslie Cloots DS 1 F 3 70 75 69 75 289
T45 T82 Marion Duvernay DS 2 F -1 72 76 71 71 290
T45 T82 Suyeon Kim DS 2 F -1 73 74 72 71 290
T45 T82 Kelly Whaley DS 2 F -1 73 73 73 71 290
T45 T82 Emily Penttila DS 2 F -1 73 72 74 71 290
T45 T82 Amy Matsuoka (a) DS 2 F -1 71 74 74 71 290
T45 T71 Becky Kay (a) DS 2 F E 75 71 72 72 290
T45 T53 Jenny Lee DS 2 F 1 72 72 73 73 290
T45 T46 Carley Cox DS 2 F 2 69 76 71 74 290
T45 T46 Rina Tatematsu (a) DS 2 F 2 72 72 72 74 290
T45 T36 Haylee Harford DS 2 F 3 70 71 74 75 290
T45 T9 Elaine Wood DS 2 F 6 72 71 69 78 290
T45 T9 Elise Bradley DS 2 F 6 70 71 71 78 290
T57 T107 Mariell Bruun DS 3 F -1 67 75 78 71 291
T57 T82 Emily Gilbreth DS 3 F E 78 69 72 72 291
T57 T82 Selena Costabile DS 3 F E 73 72 74 72 291
T57 T71 Ina Kim-Schaad (a) DS 3 F 1 72 73 73 73 291
T57 T53 Soo Jin Lee DS 3 F 2 77 74 66 74 291
T57 T53 Brooke Baker DS 3 F 2 73 74 70 74 291
T57 T53 Binny Lee DS 3 F 2 72 72 73 74 291
T57 T53 Sophie Hausmann (a) DS 3 F 2 72 71 74 74 291
T57 T46 Alazne Urizar Zapata DS 3 F 3 72 73 71 75 291
T57 T22 Rika Inoue DS 3 F 5 69 72 73 77 291
T57 T22 Amanda Hollandsworth DS 3 F 5 71 68 75 77 291
T57 T15 Celina Yuan DS 3 F 6 69 75 69 78 291
T69 T136 Yue Ren DS 4 F -2 74 74 74 70 292
T69 T116 Katharine Patrick (a) DS 4 F -1 73 73 75 71 292
T69 T116 Marisa Messana (a) DS 4 F -1 73 71 77 71 292
T69 T107 Marta Martin DS 4 F E 78 71 71 72 292
T69 T107 Ann Parmerter DS 4 F E 73 76 71 72 292
T69 T82 Elizabeth Schultz DS 4 F 1 77 72 70 73 292
T69 T82 Anna Appert Lund DS 4 F 1 72 74 73 73 292
T69 T82 Julianne Alvarez (a) DS 4 F 1 73 69 77 73 292
T69 T71 Emily Rymer DS 4 F 2 70 77 71 74 292
T69 T71 Alice Hewson (a) DS 4 F 2 73 71 74 74 292
T69 T71 Linda Henriksson DS 4 F 2 70 73 75 74 292
T69 T71 TJ Kliebphipat DS 4 F 2 72 70 76 74 292
T69 T53 Jessica Welch DS 4 F 3 77 72 68 75 292
T69 T53 Sierra Brooks (a) DS 4 F 3 70 73 74 75 292
T69 T46 Alexis Belton DS 4 F 4 75 72 69 76 292
T69 T46 Kyoka Matsumori DS 4 F 4 77 68 71 76 292
T69 T36 Anna Young DS 4 F 5 70 73 72 77 292
T69 T22 Katy Harris DS 4 F 6 74 71 69 78 292
T69 T22 Esther Park DS 4 F 6 72 71 71 78 292
T69 T9 Hee Ying Loy (a) DS 4 F 8 72 69 71 80 292
T89 T116 Paola Pavon DS 5 F E 76 74 71 72 293
T89 T116 Marissa Chow DS 5 F E 77 70 74 72 293
T89 T116 Breanne Jones DS 5 F E 72 71 78 72 293
T89 T82 Ayaka Nakayama DS 5 F 2 76 71 72 74 293
T89 T82 Eunice Yi DS 5 F 2 75 72 72 74 293
T89 T82 Krista Fenniak DS 5 F 2 76 69 74 74 293
T89 T71 Moa Folke DS 5 F 3 72 71 75 75 293
T89 T36 Josee Doyon DS 5 F 6 72 68 75 78 293
Failed to advance
to Stage 2 Q-School
T97 T136 Regina Plasencia DS 6 F E 76 75 71 72 294
T97 T136 Kathleen Scavo DS 6 F E 73 75 74 72 294
T97 T116 Kaho Monica Matsubara DS 6 F 1 75 72 74 73 294
T97 T107 Sandra Angulo Minarro DS 6 F 2 72 76 72 74 294
T97 T82 Hanley Long DS 6 F 3 68 79 72 75 294
T97 T71 Maha Haddioui DS 6 F 4 73 75 70 76 294
T97 T71 Caroline Ciot DS 6 F 4 76 71 71 76 294
T97 T53 Elizabeth Tong DS 6 F 5 72 77 68 77 294
T97 T53 Stephanie Bunque (a) DS 6 F 5 74 73 70 77 294
T97 T46 Paige Lee DS 6 F 6 71 72 73 78 294
T107 T136 Lauren Diaz-Yi DS 7 F 1 76 76 70 73 295
T107 T136 Patricia Wong DS 7 F 1 75 74 73 73 295
T107 T136 Macy Hubbard DS 7 F 1 72 76 74 73 295
T107 T116 Nadine White DS 7 F 2 77 73 71 74 295
T107 T116 Camila Serrano DS 7 F 2 75 75 71 74 295
T107 T116 Eun A Kwack DS 7 F 2 73 77 71 74 295
T107 T107 Maggie Ashmore (a) DS 7 F 3 74 72 74 75 295
T107 T82 Catherine O'Donnell DS 7 F 4 76 72 71 76 295
T107 T82 Emmy Martin DS 7 F 4 75 71 73 76 295
T107 T82 Alejandra Cangrejo DS 7 F 4 71 72 76 76 295
T107 T71 Monifa Sealy DS 7 F 5 71 71 76 77 295
T107 T53 Elizabeth Prior DS 7 F 6 72 73 72 78 295
T107 T53 Alison Muirhead (a) DS 7 F 6 71 72 74 78 295
T107 T46 Reece Feducia DS 7 F 7 68 77 71 79 295
T107 T36 Daniella Uy DS 7 F 8 70 74 71 80 295
T122 T136 Tess Hackworthy (a) DS 8 F 2 74 80 68 74 296
T122 T136 Chihiro Sato DS 8 F 2 76 73 73 74 296
T122 T136 Usu Gloria Choi (a) DS 8 F 2 75 73 74 74 296
T122 T116 Melissa Siviter DS 8 F 3 74 74 73 75 296
T122 T107 Saki Kinjo DS 8 F 4 73 73 74 76 296
T122 T82 Rachel Drummond DS 8 F 5 75 74 70 77 296
T122 T82 Elina Nummenpaa DS 8 F 5 73 75 71 77 296
T129 T136 Julie Houston DS 9 F 3 70 79 73 75 297
T129 T136 Janet Yeo DS 9 F 3 75 72 75 75 297
T129 T116 Camden Morrison DS 9 F 4 74 78 69 76 297
T129 T116 Natalie Vivaldi DS 9 F 4 73 77 71 76 297
T129 T116 Nishtha Madan (a) DS 9 F 4 78 71 72 76 297
T129 T116 Mikayla Fitzpatrick (a) DS 9 F 4 73 76 72 76 297
T129 T116 Annika Clark DS 9 F 4 75 73 73 76 297
T129 T116 Brigitte Dunne DS 9 F 4 75 73 73 76 297
T129 T116 Audra Kepler DS 9 F 4 74 73 74 76 297
T129 T107 Sydney Colwill DS 9 F 5 76 71 73 77 297
T129 T71 Kennedie Montoya DS 9 F 7 71 73 74 79 297
T129 T22 Mathilda Cappeliez DS 9 F 11 71 70 73 83 297
T141 T136 Aneta Abrahamova DS 10 F 4 71 72 79 76 298
T141 T116 Elizabeth Wang (a) DS 10 F 5 70 76 75 77 298
T141 T82 Cara Gorlei (a) DS 10 F 7 74 72 73 79 298
T141 T82 Astha Madan DS 10 F 7 71 71 77 79 298
T145 T136 Pilar Echeverria (a) DS 11 F 5 73 76 73 77 299
T145 T116 Pinyada Kuvanun DS 11 F 6 74 70 77 78 299
T147 T136 Jessica Porvasnik DS 12 F 6 78 71 73 78 300
T147 T107 Natalia Villavicencio (a) DS 12 F 8 71 77 72 80 300
T147 T82 Nikita Arjun DS 12 F 9 71 72 76 81 300
T150 T136 Sydney Cavin DS 14 F 8 78 71 73 80 302
T150 T136 Carolin Chang DS 14 F 8 71 78 73 80 302