DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jaye Marie Green increased her lead to nine strokes Saturday in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament, reaching 25 under after four rounds.
The 19-year-old Green, from Boca Raton, had a 5-under 67 on LPGA International’s Hills Course. She has gone 57 holes without a bogey since dropping a stroke on her 15th hole Wednesday in an opening 62.
“I was telling my dad after I shot 10 under on the first day that I wanted to get to 20 under before Sunday because then I’ll have a big cushion,” Green said. “Today, when I got to 25 under I was like, ‘Shoot, now I want to get to 30 under.’ I’m starting to get a little greedy. But I like having such a cushion, which makes me focus on my game and not so much of the leaderboard.”
She was 29th on the Symetra Tour money list this year.
South Korea’s Mi Rim Lee was second after a 69, also on the Hills Course. She had a course-record 61 on Friday on the Jones Course.
The top 20 after the final round Sunday will earn Category 12 status, Nos. 21-45 and ties will receive membership in Category 17, and the other players who made the 72-hole cut will get Symetra Tour status.
Tiffany Joh was third at 14 under after a 68 on the Hills Course.
Amy Anderson, the 21-year-old former North Dakota State star who won a record 20 college titles, was fourth at 11 under after a 70 on the Hills Course.
South Korea’s Seon Hwa Lee, a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, and Kathleen Ekey were 10 under. They shot 70, both on the Hills Course.
Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods’ niece, missed the cut. She closed with a 73 on the Hills Course to tie for 102nd at 8 over.