Step 1 Taken

2020 CGA Women’s Player of Year — and former CU golfer — Kirsty Hodgkins advances to stage II of LPGA Q-school

By Gary Baines – 8/22/2021

Former University of Colorado golfer Kirsty Hodgkins, the CGA Women’s Player of the Year in 2020, was the lone competitor with strong Colorado connections to advance from stage I to stage II of LPGA Q-school on Sunday.

Hodgkins, winner of the 2020 CGA Women’s Match Play and the low amateur in the 2019 CoBank Colorado Women’s Open, finished 38th out of a field of 339 in stage I of Q-school, which concluded on Sunday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The top 95 finishers and ties will advance to stage II.

The Australian went 67-75-73-71 for a 2-under-par 286 total, which left her 13 strokes behind medalist Gina Kim. Hodgkins made two eagles (both on par-4s), 12 birdies, eight bogeys and two triple bogeys over the course of four days. 

Hodgkins, who still has her amateur status, will be in the field for stage II of Q-school, set for Oct. 21-24 in Venice, Fla. The final stage of Q-school, for those who qualify, is the Q-Series in Alabama Nov. 26-29 and Dec. 9-12.

Here are the scores for the players with strong Colorado ties who competed in stage I of LPGA Q-School:

Advances to Stage II of LPGA Q-School

38. Former CU golfer Kirsty Hodgkins 67-75-73-71–286

Failed to Advance to Stage II of LPGA Q-School

106. Paige Crawford, Colorado Springs 71-76-72-74–293

124. Katherine Hollern, Sedalia 70-76-73-76–295

Missed 54-Hole Cut

Former CSU golfer Katrina Prendergast 76-71-82–229

Former DU golfer Jessica Dreesbeimdieke 80-74-75—229

Former CU golfer Natalie Vivaldi 80-75-75–230

Former CSU golfer Betsy Kelly 75-81-74–230

Former Colorado resident Elizabeth Wang 76-83-84–243

For all the scores from stage I of LPGA Q-School, CLICK HERE.