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Former Lady Vol Nicole Smith is becoming one step closer to punching her LPGA card as she tied for 23rd at the Vidalia Championship over the weekend.
Smith carded a 5-over par 221 total to contribute to her top-10 ranking on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. She currently is ranked ninth on the list with one tournament remaining, the Daytona Beach Invitational presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next weekend.
Smith would become the fourth Lady Vol to earn her LPGA card, joining Angela Oh, Jessica Shepley and Young-A Yang.
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She fired a first-round score of 5-under par 67, only one of six players throughout the tournament to notch a round of 67 or lower.
The Riverside, Calif., native is currently ranked eighth on the Symetra Tour with two events left. The top 10 players at the conclusion of the tournament season earn membership on the 2013 LPGA Tour.
As of September 16, 2012, here are how the players rack up.
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Three former Lady Vol golfers have ended their route in the first stage of LPGA Qualifying School Wednesday.
After two rounds, Ginny Brown, Nathalie Mansson and Violeta Retamoza missed the
cut off mark to advance.
Brown shot 2-over par 74 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 5-over par 149, missing the cut off by one stroke.
Mansson closed out day two 7-over par 79 for a total of 150 (+6), while Retamoza finished 32-over.
Two former Lady Vols competed professionally over the weekend.
Angela Oh finished tied for 54th at the Safeway Classic. The Baltimore, Md., native sunk 11 birdies over three rounds. Oh carded a three-day total of 70-70-78=218 (+2).
A member of the LPGA Symetra Tour, Nicole Smith wrapped up the Eagle Classic in Richmond, Va., in a tie for 26th. Smith was one of 13 players out of 145 to notch a sub-70 round during the tournament. She closed out the weekend 3-over-par (219).
At the conclusion of the Symetra Tour, the top 10 on the money list earn their LPGA tour cards. Smith is currently fifth on the list with four tournaments remaining.
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