Former Standout Costner Competes at Q School
Nov. 7, 2008
LAKELAND, Fla. — Former KU women’s golfer Amanda Costner completed her final round Friday at the 2009 Duramed Futures Tour Qualifying School in Lakeland, Fla. “Q School”, as it is commonly referred to, is a series of annual tournaments that determine whether professionals will receive exempt or non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour the following season.
Costner, a native of Claremore, Okla., shot an eleven-over-par 299 over the course of four days in Florida. After shooting three consecutive rounds of 74 to open the tournament, she closed out Friday’s final round with a 77. Approximately 40-50 players receive exempt status each year; non-exempt status is given to the remaining players. Costner’s performance was good for a tie for 75th place.
In four years at Kansas (2004-07), Costner established herself as one of the all-time greats in program history. In addition to owning three of the four lowest season stroke averages in program history, Costner claimed an individual championship at the Big 12 Championships in 2007.
In May of that year, she was honored as the Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year, which recognizes student-athletes who display an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship and/or community service during the academic year.
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Duramed Futures Tour 2009 Qualifying School
T75. Amanda Costner 74-74-74-77 – 299 (+11)