DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - Four University of North Carolina golfers, Casey Grice, Meaghan Francella, Catherine O'Donnell and Allie White, have completed third-round play at the LPGA Tour's Final Qualifying Tournament. Play continues through Sunday at LPGA International, Jones and Hills courses.
Grice, a two-time All-ACC performer (2012, 2013) for the Tar Heels, fired a 2-over-par 74 in the third round on the Jones course and is tied for 96th place with a 6-over 222 total. White and Francella both have 8-over 224 totals and are tied for 116th place after playing the Jones course. White, a three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar (2009, 2011, 2012), fired a 1-over 73 on Friday while Francella, a two-time All-ACC selection (2003, 2004) at Carolina and the 2003 ACC Champion and the 2004 NCAA East Regional Champion, carded a 4-over 76. O'Donnell, a four-time All-ACC performer (2009-2012), shot a 6-over 78 and is tied for 146th with a 231 total on the Hills course.The 90-hole event is being played at LPGA International, where 153 players will play the Jones (par 72, 6,389 yards) and Hills (par 72, 6,468 yards) courses twice, hoping to be among the top-70 and ties to advance to Sunday. After Sunday's final round, the top-20 finishers will earn Category 12 status for the 2014 LPGA Tour season, while those who finish 21st through 45th and ties will earn Category 17.