Taking the Next Step

Coloradan Becca Huffer earns return trip to LPGA Q-Series, advancing on the number

By Gary Baines – 10/24/2021

Becca Huffer of Monument is headed back to LPGA Q-Series, and she wouldn’t mind it one bit if her second appearance in that event produces a similar result to her first.

Huffer, a two-time CoBank Colorado Women’s Open champion, posted a 2-under-par 70 for the second consecutive day at stage II of LPGA Q-school  to finish 37th and advance on the number on Sunday in Venice, Fla. The top 45 finishers and ties — out of a field of 179 — earned berths in the Q-Series.

The eight-round Q-Series is set for Nov. 26-29 and Dec. 9-12 in Alabama, where at least the top 45 finishers and ties will land 2022 LPGA Tour cards.

Huffer, a former CGA Women’s Player of the Year, started Sunday’s final round in 46th place, and after a third-hole bogey she played her final 13 holes in 3 under to move inside the number. Saturday’s third round likewise resulted in a three-birdie, one-bogey day. 

Overall, Huffer finished at 3-under 285, 16 strokes behind medalist Pauline Roussin-Bouchard.

Huffer previously advanced to LPGA Q-Series in late 2018, when she placed 10th and earned an LPGA Tour card for the first time.

Former University of Colorado golfers Kirsty Hodgkins (292, 96th place) and Brittany Fan (293, 106th place) failed to make it to the Q-Series.

Here are the round-by-round scores for the competitors with strong Colorado ties:

Advance to Q-Series

37. Becca Huffer of Monument 71-74-70-70–285

Failed to Advance to Q-Series

96. Former CU golfer Kirsty Hodgkins 76-73-71-72–292

106. Former CU golfer Brittany Fan 76-71-74-72–293

For all the scores from stage II, CLICK HERE.