Notre Dame Athletics | November 6, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — For the first time in its 30-year history, the University of Notre Dame women's golf program can boast an LPGA Tour member as one of its own.
Former captain and two-time Irish MVP Becca Huffer ('12) earned her LPGA Tour Card on Saturday after finishing in 10th place at the LPGA Q-Series at Pinehurst Course in Pinehurst, North Carolina. In its inaugural season, the Q-Series consisted of eight rounds over two, four-day tournaments with the top 45 finishers earning LPGA membership.
Huffer carded a three-under-par (77-76-70-70-68-72-67-73=573), dipping under par 72 in four of eight rounds.
"I'm so incredibly proud of Becca for achieving her ultimate goal of earning full status on the LPGA Tour," Irish head coach Susan Holt said. "She has dedicated her life to this goal since graduating from Notre Dame and her patience and persistence has paid off. Becca has battled through some injuries over the years which makes this accomplishment even more meaningful for her I'm sure. This is a great day for Notre Dame women's golf and will show our current and future players that with a lot of hard work and a committed approach they too can achieve this goal if it is the path they choose."
A four-time monogram winner, Huffer has played on the minor Symetra Tour since 2013. She has recorded 10 career top-10 Symetra Tour finishes, including three in 2018. This season, she ranks fifth in sub par holes (223), sixth on the tour in birdies (218), seventh in total rounds played (59) and ninth in eagles (5) and has tallied a hole-in-one.
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