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Former Lady Raiders Through Second Stage of Qualifying School

Ulrika Van Niekerk finished tied for 32nd at the second stage of LPGA qualifying school.

Oct. 19, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Former Texas Tech women's golfers Tracy Stanford and Ulrika Van Niekerk recently advanced past the second stage of LPGA qualifying school at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla.

Van Niekerk wrapped the 72-hole tournament tied for 32nd with a 291 card (3-over) while Stanford finished a stroke back in a tie for 40th overall.

The top 70 finishers in the 155-player tournament advanced to the final LPGA qualifying tournament which will be Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Two of the top players in school history, Van Niekerk starred at Tech from 2006-09 and remains second all-time with a 76.5 career stroke average. Stanford, meanwhile, played at Tech from 2006-09 where she notched two top-five finishes and a 77.9 stroke average during that time.



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