Canadians Lee, Tanguay inside top 10 at LPGA Q-Series

Anne-Catherine Tanguay
Anne-Catherine Tanguay (LPGA)

PINEHURST, N.C. – A pair of Canadians made their mark on Thursday in the second round of the first instalment at the inaugural LPGA Q-series event.

Team Canada National Amateur athlete and 18-hole leader Jaclyn Lee continued her cinderella story, carding an even-par 70 to sit in solo second at 6 under par behind Klara Spilkova of Czech Republic. Lee, a 21-year-old Calgary product, is one of 11 amateurs in the field.

“I like this golf course, it’s a bit of a placement golf course off the tee sometimes,” said the Ohio State senior. “I just think that it warrants good shots, kind of like No. 2, I just like those kinds of golf courses.”

Not far behind was Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City, who quietly crept inside the top 10 thanks to a 73-70, which puts her at 1 under for the tournament.

“I think it helped me to test my game and see where it’s at,” said Tanguay. “That’s pretty much why I played those events, to see what I had to work on. It was good because I had about four weeks to work on my game afterwards. It was really good to be home and I feel pretty good, pretty ready and feel good about my game too. The biggest thing is to stay patient.”

Fellow Quebec native Maude-Aimée LeBlanc struggled with a 4-over 76 — she sits at 10 over par.

The field will be 102 players and there will be approximately 45 spots up for grabs for the 2019 season.

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