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Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching

Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan fails to reach final rounds of LPGA Tour Q-School

The 23-year-old struggles to third round of four-over-par 76 at Daytona Beach in Florida to miss the cut

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 December, 2016, 2:04pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 December, 2016, 2:30pm

Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching’s dream of securing a place in the professional ranks on the LPGA Tour next year ended after the Hong Kong Olympian carded a third round of four-over-par 76 during the final stage of Qualifying School.

Chan had played herself in contention to secure at least a place on next year’s second-tier Symetra Tour by making the cut after recovering from a first round 77 with a second round 71 at Daytona Beach in Florida.

But after returning to the Hills Course having played her second round on the Jones Course at the five round event, Chan managed just a solitary birdie in a round that also included a double bogey seven to finish tied for 125th in the 157th-player field at eight-over-par overall and six shots adrift of the cut line.

The top 20 after five rounds are granted full cards to the LPGA Tour, with the next 25 handed partial cards.

Chan, who was one of 10 amatuers in the field, had already battled through the first two stages of the LPGA’s lengthy qualifying process.

The 23-year-old is now expected to return to finish her studies at the University of Southern California to complete her final year before mounting another challenge.