Barker moves to second stage of LPGA qualifying school - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Barker finished 1-under over four rounds this weekend to move past stage one of LPGA qualifying

Barker moves to second stage of LPGA qualifying school

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech senior golfer Gabby Barker advanced to the second round of qualifying for the LPGA Tour this past weekend after finishing in a tie for 48th place over four rounds at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

A record field of 362 players couldn’t stop Barker, who rebounded from consecutive over-par rounds to start the tournament by firing a 1-under 71 on Saturday and then an impressive 4-under 68 on Sunday. She closed the event at 1-under for the tournament after recording 3-over and 2-over cards to begin the event.

Barker finished four strokes ahead of the cut, which moves her to the second stage of qualifying which will be held Oct. 19-22 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida. The second stage of qualifying will be a 72-hole format with no cut.

The top-80 players will advance to the third and final stage of qualifying on Nov. 29-Dec. 3 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida. Barker has already earned Symetra Tour status for 2018 after making the initial cut in the opening stage of qualifying.

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