Concord’s Yealimi Noh realized her dream this weekend that was put into motion following her sophomore year at Carondelet High School less than two and half years ago. The 18-year-old golfer finished third in the marathon called the Q-Series in North Carolina and now she has her ticket into the 2020 LPGA Tour.
Noh carded six of her eight rounds in the 60s during the Q-Series at Pinehurst and that earned her at 15 under par score good enough to best all but two of the 98 women trying to earn a LPGA Tour card in the final phases of the Q-Series, which began with golfers from 32 countries and 23 states.
Muni He (Chengdu, China) went under-par every round of the LPGA Q-Series to finish the eight-round tournament at -21.
Two-time LPGA Tour winner Hee Young Park (Seoul, South Korea), finished in solo second at -18 after posting a 2-under par 70 today as well.
Noh’s third-place finish was a relief after the LPGA Qualifying Tournament Stage II and then the two weeks at Q-Series. “I’m excited to play and have chances to win. I’m just really happy to be out there when I’m going to be out there. I’m just excited,” said Noh.
“I [couldn’t] get too excited until it’s over. So after I hit my second shot, which is over the water—after I hit my second on the green and close, too, I was like—and I had mud on my ball, too. Yeah. I was like, Oh, if I go in the water this is not cool. Just going on green and finally being able to breathe, I don’t know, just really happy all of a sudden that I’m finally done and will get to play next year.”