In Good Position

Coloradans Kupcho, Huffer both in top 15 with 3 rounds left in LPGA Q-Series

by Gary Baines - 10/31/2018

Between them, Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster and Becca Huffer of Denver have won four state high school titles and four CWGA Player of the Year awards.

And now, both are in very good position heading into the final three rounds of the LPGA Q-Series where 2019 Tour cards will be distributed.

With the top 45 finishers and ties after Saturday's eighth round of the Q-Series landing LPGA berths, Kupcho sits in fourth place out of 102 players in Pinehurst, N.C. And Huffer is tied for 14th place.

Kupcho, the No. 1-ranked women's amateur in the world, shot a 1-under-par 71 on Wednesday at Pinehurst No. 7 and checked in at 9-under-par 351 overall, four behind leader Klara Spilkova. Huffer fired a fifth-round 68 and stands at 361. As of Wednesday, the players at 367 were tied for 44th place.

Kupcho, the senior from Wake Forest who won the NCAA Division I individual title in May, made four birdies and three bogeys on Wednesday. Huffer (pictured below), the 2013 CoBank Colorado Open champion, went bogey-free on Wednesday, making four birdies on the day.

Amateurs -- such as Kupcho (pictured above in a photo courtesy of her family) -- who go on to earn their LPGA Tour cards can defer their acceptance of membership until July 1, 2019. That means they could complete their college seasons before joining the LPGA Tour should they qualify.

Here are the round-by-round scores for the players with strong Colorado connections (Note: The first four rounds were played at Pinehurst No. 6, and the final four are being held at Pinehurst No. 7):

4. Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster 73-72-68-67-71--351
14. Becca Huffer of Denver 77-76-70-70-68--361
77. Former CU golfer Jenny Coleman 75-75-74-72-79--375
77. CU golfer Robyn Choi 79-79-67-76-74--375

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