Who Earned Card After the 2023 LPGA Q-Series: Final Result, Leaderboard Winner, and Prize Money Payout

Published 12/07/2023, 11:52 AM EST

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The third and final round of the LPGA Q School was replaced by LPGA Q-series five years back. The series determines which players get the Tour status for the subsequent year. The final results determining the qualifying players for LPGA Tour 2024 are out now, after a herculean 108-hole journey for the Tour card.

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This year’s event is an updated version of the previous format that existed for the past four years. The changes in the format made for a more thrilling run, which was amplified by an unexpected twist toward the end. Let’s find out who won the race, and what they took home with them as their prizes.

An unexpected twist leads to tweaks in the numbers

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The LPGA Q-series this year had a fresh format. The event previously had two tournaments and eight rounds, unlike the current year’s six rounds in a single tournament. This led to a 108-hole race for the LPGA Tour aspirants to pursue. 

The tournament had a cut after four rounds, where the top 65 and ties made it to the final two rounds. In the end, Robyn Choi, with her 29-under bagged the title, holding a 3-shot lead over Mao Saigo and So Mi Lee who shared the second position. The title winner received 10 percent of the event’s purse value. The top 45 positions and ties received payouts and LPGA Tour cards for 2024. 

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While the top 20 positions and ties received Category 14 status in the LPGA Tour, the rest of the qualifying players received Category 15 status. The players who didn’t qualify for the LPGA Tour will play for the Epson Tour in the upcoming year. 

The qualifying list witnessed a last-minute tweak due to an untimely bogey, among the players in the 9-under group. This led to the player stepping down to the 8-under group. This little change meant that the cut-off had to now include an 8-under group as well for the LPGA Tour qualifiers list, as part of the top 45 and ties. Five players received a chance to make it to the list, thanks to the surprise bogey. 

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Coming to the prize distribution, here is a detailed split-up of the event’s purse among the winners. 

Prize money distribution of the LPGA Q-series event

PositionPlayerPrize
1Robyn Choi$15,000
T2Mao Saigo$10,250
T2So Mi Lee$10,250
4Mina Harigae$7,500
T5Gurleen Kaur$5,750
T5Polly Mack$5,750
T7Hyo Joon Jang$4,583
T7Yu Jin Sung$4,583
T7Yuri Yoshida$4,583
T10Laetitia Beck$3,875
T10Savannah Grewal$3,875
T12Yiyi Liu$3,375
T12Xiaowen Yin$3,375
14Liqi Zeng$3,000
15Hira Naveed$2,800
16Lauren Hartlage$2,600
T17Jing Yan$2,165
T17Jennifer Song$2,165
T17Sofia Garcia$2,165
T17Yealimi Noh$2,165
T17Lucy Li$2,165
T17Jin Hee Im$2,165
T23Malia Nam$1,638
T23Nataliya Guseva$1,638
T23Jeongeun Lee5$1,638
T23Aline Krauter$1,638
T27Kiira Riihijarvi$1,638
T27Kelly Tan$1,638
T27Alexandra Forsterling$1,638
T27Ana Pelaez Trivino$1,638
T27Kaitlyn Papp Budde$1,638
T27Benedetta Moresco$1,638
T27Kaitlin Milligan$1,638
T27Lauren Stephenson$1,638
T35Ssu-Chia Cheng$1,638
T35Weiwei Zhang$1,638
T35Mariajo Uribe$1,638
T38Alena Sharp$1,638
T38Trichat Cheenglab$1,638
T38Maddie Szeryk$1,638
T38Laura Wearn$1,638
T38Clariss Guce$1,638
T38Sophia Schubert$1,638
T38Cydney Clanton$1,638
T45Becca Huffer$1,638
T45Yue Ren$1,638
T45Gigi Stoll$1,638
T45Annie Park$1,638
T45Nicole Broch Estrup$1,638
T45Jung Min Hong$1,638

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With new talents entering the LPGA Tour next year, it’s going to be an exciting season ahead for the golf fans. Were you following the Q-series at all? Do you have any favorites? Tell us in the comments. 

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