IMG Academy alum Laetitia Beck worked overtime, but she earned her LPGA Tour card at LPGA International in Daytona Beach.
Beck birdied her fourth playoff hole and claimed one of the final three spots in the top 20 in the final stage of LPGA Qualifying School to claim full-time playing privileges for next year.
Beck and six other players tied for 18th after the fifth round of play with 4-under-par 356s. Nothing was decided after a three-hole aggregate playoff, but Beck and Garrett Phillips birdied the first sudden-death hole to punch their tickets. Three other players will battle for the remaining spot at 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Beck will become the first Israeli to play in the LPGA. “I don’t think I’m realizing it yet,” Beck said. “Every time that I do something great when it happens it feels natural. I’m really excited. I’m sure that my family and friends in Israel are excited too so I’m happy for me and I’m happy for them.”
Alison Lee and Minjee Lee shared medalist honors at 350. Tiger Woods’ niece, Cheyenne Woods, finished tied for 11th and earned her card.