Stephanie Kyriacou – great year continues in Alabama – file photo Tristan Jones LET

Three of the four Australians involved in the final stages of qualifying for the 2022 LPGA Tour will advance to the event’s second week in their quest to be one of the 45 golfers to earn an LPGA Tour card on December 12th.

One of Australian golf’s brightest young prospects, Stephanie Kyriacou, reeled of a final round of 63 at the Crossings Course at the RTJ Magnolia Grove in Mobile, Alabama, to finish 4th and lead the way for the Australians.

The leading 70 players and ties from the original field of 110 following the completion of 72 holes this week have their scores carry over to another 72 holes beginning this coming Thursday.

Kyriacou, from Sydney, finished third on the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit in 2021 with a series of high finishes including a win in the Netherlands.

Scottish born Gold Coaster, Karis Davidson, who has plied her trade in Japan since turning professional three years ago, finished 11th this week while Queenslander, Sarah Jane Smith, who has played the LPGA Tour for the last 13 years, finished 24th.

All three are well placed to be playing the LPGA Tour in 2022 although they still have a demanding week ahead in Dothan where their playing futures will be determined.

Only Queenslander Robyn Choi missed out on graduating to week two, but will have Symetra Tour playing rights in 2022.