Teare Shoots Final Round 66 To Qualify For LPGA Tour
Teare finished with a 5-under at Q School to earn her first card.
Long Beach, Calif. - Former Big West Golfer of the Year Kassidy Teare fired a final-round 66 to finish tied for 10th in Q School to earn a full LPGA Tour Card for 2018, becoming the first Long Beach State women’s golfer since 1981-82 to qualify for the highest women’s professional tour.
Over five rounds, Teare shot 5-under par, passing the bar of the Top 20 finish required to qualify for this year’s tour. Starting the day 1-over, Teare shot a professional career-low round of 66 to climb up the leaderboard into qualification.
Teare twice qualified for the NCAA Tournament as an individual, matching the most postseason appearances for any women’s golfer at Long Beach State, and was named the Big West Golfer of the Year in her senior season of 2016.
“We are all so proud of what Kassidy has accomplished,” said women’s golf head coach Joey Cerulle. “She’s an inspiration to our current student-athletes and we are delighted that she represents the Beach so well. We wish nothing but success for Kassidy in the next stage of her journey.”
Teare’s move into the LPGA solidifies Long Beach State’s professional legacy. The Beach which now has had former players compete at the highest domestic professional level in the MLB, NBA, WNBA, AVP, NWSL, PGA, LPGA and WTA, representing every sport at the Beach which currently has a major domestic professional league.
With her acceptance into the LPGA tour, Teare joins former head coach Sue Ewart as the only women’s golfers at the Beach to play at the highest level of women’s golf.
Additionally, former 49er Chaewon Park has qualified for the Symetra Tour, becoming the fourth former player at the Beach to play on “The Road to the LPGA,” joining Teare, Monica Villareal and Kay Hoey. The top 10 finishers on that tour receive LPGA Tour cards following the season.
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