Former Lady Razorback golfer Amanda McCurdy has advanced to the final stage of LPGA qualifying school after finishing tied for 30th at the LPGA Section Qualifying School in Venice, Florida. The El Dorado native shot an 11-over par 299 (78-71-73-77) over the four day 72-hole sectional, closing with a final round 5-over 77. "I’m exciting especially since I made an 8 on one hole and was afraid I was going to miss it by a shot. I felt I played well enough all week to advance." said McCurdy following the round. "I will probably play in a couple of tournaments to get ready for the finals. I know I’m also going to have to practice a lot, but getting my LPGA playing card has been my goal and I want to do everything I can to reach that goal." The next and final step in LPGA Qualifying for McCurdy is the 90 hole LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, FL. The Final Qualifier begins November 29 with the first 72 holes being played on both the Legends and Championships courses. After 72 holes, the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties for the final round which will be played on the Legends course. The LPGA will begin playing a tournament in Northwest Arkansas next year when the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship presented by John Q. Hammons takes place at Pinnacle Country Club beginning September 3-9.