Three Canadians Including B.C.'s Richdale Earn LPGA Tour Status

Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Earned Conditional Status On The LPGA Tour For 2016 - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Quebec’s Maude-Aimée LeBlanc won with panache, earning her LPGA Tour card for 2016 at the end of the five qualifying rounds in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Sherbrooke, Que., native recorded a score of 71, 1-under par in the final round Sunday. Her cumulative record of 350 (-10) saw her finish tied for fourth, a single-stroke be enjoying her second year with full status on the LPGA Tour, having previous qualified in 2011.

LeBlanc wasn’t the only Canadian to earn LPGA status for 2015. Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec finished tied for 36th at even-par 360, while Kelowna’s Samantha Richdale finished a shot back at 361 (T41) to earn conditional status.

Langley’s Jessica Wallace earned Symetra Tour status for 2016 by virtue of tying for 64th at 6-over 366.

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