Becky Kay – one of Australia’s best performed amateurs of late gets her chance

The LPGA Tour continues its search for new recruits when Stage 2 of its qualifying gets underway in Venice in Florida later today.

Amongst the field of 185 vying for a minimum of 30 positions in next month’s Q Series finals at Pinehurst Resort are five Australians and one New Zealander who play 72 holes at the Plantation Golf and Country Club.

Queenslander Robyn Choi had status on the LPGA Tour this season but such has been her indifferent form that she is required to start again at Stage 11.

Former Pepperdine University golfer Hira Naveed of Perth, New South Wales golfers Soo Jin Lee and Celina Juan and Queenslander Becky Kay also get their chance having advanced from Stage 1 in August while New Zealand’s Julianne Alvarez, a star during her time at the University of Washington, looks to join her fellow countrywoman, Lydia Ko, as the only New Zealanders on the LPGA Tour.