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Former Lady Raiders Back in Action Wednesday at Qualifying School

Tracy Stanford and Ulrika Van Niekerk will both open the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament on Wednesday.

Nov. 27, 2012

First Round Pairings

LUBBOCK, Texas - Former Texas Tec h women's golfers Tracy Stanford and Ulrika Van Niekerk will begin play at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament Wednesday morning in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The two former Lady Raiders will be among the 122 participants vying for a spot on the 2013 LPGA Tour when the 90-hole tournament opens play at LPGA International. The top-45 finishers will earn priority status on the tour for the upcoming season.

Van Niekerk and Stanford both advanced to the final stage after finishing tied for 32nd and 40th, respectively, in October at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, 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 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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