Melissa Reid Makes The LPGA Deadline This Time

I forget how much I enjoy reading Q-School stories this time of year, with the event at LPGA International included no shortage of good ones.

Golfweek's Beth Ann Baldry talked to England's Melissa Reid about getting her card after losing her mum to a 2012 car accident and missing the entry deadline in 2015.

“It’s a unique event,” said Reid. “I hope to never come back here again.”

As for her longtime agent, well, she might be more relieved than anyone.

“She’s a bit off the hook,” Reid laughed.

And Beth Allen now holds cards on both the LET and LPGA, with the world No. 63 guided to tour status with Sophie Gustafson on the bag. Baldry writes:

Earlier this week, Allen read somewhere that she was the top-ranked player in the field at Q-School at No. 63.

“I just thought, oh wish I hadn’t seen that,” said the honest Allen, who has played full time in Europe since 2009.

On the collegiate side, USC is losing Karen Chung to the LPGA Tour while UCLA says goodbye to Bronte Law, who obtained partial status, writes Baldry. This is notable on several levels, including the perk of having a year-end Q-School that allows college players to make a go of it and return to school if they do not succeed.