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Stackhouse looks to secure 2018 Tour card

Mariah ready to go for final stage of LPGA Q-School
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After a solid rookie season on the LPGA Tour, Mariah Stackhouse will look to secure her 2018 Tour card this week at Stage III of Q-School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Stackhouse enters Stage III after being exempt from Stages I & II due to her success on the LPGA Tour in 2017.

This year, Mariah compiled a great rookie season on the LPGA Tour. She played in 15 events and made 47% of her cuts while carding 19 sub-par rounds. Stackhouse’s top performance of the season came at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic where she secured her first career Top-10 finish, finishingT8 overall at 15-under par.

This week, Mariah returns to Stage III of LPGA Q-School where she earned category 17 status for the 2017 LPGA season last December. Stage III is a five day event, consisting of 90 holes with a reduction of the field after 72 holes. The top 70 players and ties will advance to the final round of 18 on Sunday where players that finish in the top 20 - no ties - will earn LPGA Tour status in category 12 on the 2018 priority list. Players finishing 21st through 45th - including ties - will earn status in category 17. All other players who complete a minimum of 72 holes will receive Symetra Tour status for the 2018 season.

Mariah hasn’t played in an event since late September, but she has been focusing on improving her game as much as possible in order to give herself the best chance of cementing her spot on the LPGA Tour in 2018.

Stackhouse will look to put all of her hard work to use this week in order to obtain her LPGA card for the upcoming year.  Play is set to begin Wednesday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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