Two days after Jason Scrivener and Justin Warren guaranteed themselves status in the U.S. by moving through to the final stage of the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying school, Davidson was the lone Australian to finish in the top-45 at Second Stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida.

A regular on the Japan LPGA since 2018, Davidson has based herself in the U.S. in recent weeks and came close to qualifying for an LPGA Tour event.

That experience seemed to come to the fore at Plantation Golf and Country Club as Davidson kept the nerves in check to close with successive rounds of 72 and a tie for 25th, three shots inside the cut-off line.

Davidson will now tee it up in the LPGA Tour Q-Series starting November 29, a two-week cumulative tournament that will award the top-45 finishers status on the LPGA Tour in 2022.

Gabriela Ruffels and Hira Naveed failed to advance in the cruellest of fashions, falling one shot short and left to rue a triple bogey and double bogey respectively in the fourth and final round.

The consolation for Ruffels, Naveed, Julienne Soo, Grace Kim, Kirsty Hodgkins, Soo Jin Lee, Stephanie Na and Emily Mahar is that by playing all four rounds at Second Stage they have secured status on the secondary Symetra Tour for 2022.

But it was heartbreak for rookie professional Stephanie Bunque who was disqualified in round one after self-reporting multiple rule violations concerning slope capabilities on distance-measuring devices.

A double bogey on the opening hole of her final round cruelled Minjee Lee’s hopes of a late Sunday charge at the BMW Ladies Championship, closing with a one-under-par round of 71 to finish tied for 12th.

Matt Jones recorded his first top-20 finish since his Honda Classic victory in March with a tie for 18th at the ZOZO Championship in Japan, Scott Hend also notching a top-20 result at the European Tour’s Mallorca Open in Spain.


LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying Stage II
Karis Davidson
T48 Gabriela Ruffels, Hira Naveed
T55 Julienne Soo, Grace Kim
T96 Kirsty Hodgkins (a)
T135 Soo Jin Lee, Stephanie Na
T156 Emily Mahar (a)
DQ Stephanie Bunque

PGA Tour
ZOZO Championship
Matt Jones

BMW Ladies Championship
Minjee Lee
29 Hannah Green
T61 Su Oh
T79 Sarah Kemp

European Tour
Mallorca Golf Open

T20 Scott Hend
MC Maverick Antcliff

Korean PGA Tour
Hana Bank Invitational
Junseok Lee
T42 Wonjoon Lee

Challenge Tour
Challenge Costa Brava
Blake Windred
MC Dimitrios Papadatos

LET Access Series
Santander Golf Tour Barcelona
Kristalle Blum

PGA Tour Champions
Dominion Energy Charity Classic
Stephen Leaney
T42 Rod Pampling, David McKenzie