Thailand’s Junthima Gulyanamitta Wins 2011 LPGA Qualifying School

It’s been a pretty good end of the year for fans (like myself) of Thai golfers. First, Ariya Jutanugarn wins 2011 Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Now, Junthima Gulyanamitta wins the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School, overtaking Christine Song, who had led for four rounds, by 2 strokes. A member of the 2010 Purdue NCAA Championship team, Gulyanamitta fired a final day 4-under 68 to finish at 10-under overall. Just about all Thai people have a shorter nickname than their given names and Junthima does as well. Her nickname is Numa, so for this and future posts about her, I will refer to her as Numa. She is a sister of Russamee Gulyanamitta, who was her caddy.

“With my sister, it felt like just another day of golf. There were a lot of expectations and a lot of support, so it feels good to accomplish my goal. It’s a good feeling to win a tournament. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big tournament, a small tournament, a qualifier.” – Numa

Just to hear her voice, here is a short video of her speaking while at Purdue.

Lizette Salas won a 9-player playoff to capture the last spot of the top 20, all of whom gain full 2012 LPGA Membership. The players from 21st thru 30th earn category 16 status, while 31st thru 40th and ties earn category 20 status.

“It’s bittersweet, but it’s OK. I wanted to win and I put a lot of pressure on myself, but the goal was to get my card, and I did that.” – Christine Song

NUMA

CHRISTINE SONG

MAUDE-AIMEE LEBLANC

STEPHANIE KONO

KARLIN BECK

CYDNEY CLANTON

JACQUI CONCOLINO

LIZETTE SALAS

VERONICA FELIBERT

VICTORIA TANCO

MI HYANG LEE

DANIELLE KANG

MITSUKI KATAHIRA

MIN SEO KWAK

THIDAPA SUWANNAPURA

JENNIE LEE

Current Start Today Thru To Par 1 2 3 4 5 Score
1 2 Junthima Gulyanamitta -4  F -10 71 73 70 68 68 350
2 1 Christine Song 2  F -8 66 70 70 72 74 352
3 3 Jennie Lee E  F -4 71 71 69 73 72 356
T4 T8 Dori Carter -4  F -3 74 71 71 73 68 357
T4 T5 Karlin Beck -3  F -3 71 72 74 71 69 357
T4 4 Jodi Ewart -2  F -3 70 73 74 70 70 357
T7 10 Sandra Changkija -2  F E 73 72 72 73 70 360
T7 T5 Maude-Aimee Leblanc E  F E 75 71 71 71 72 360
T9 T38 Rebecca Lee-Bentham -5  F 3 73 76 75 72 67 363
T9 T19 Meredith Duncan -2  F 3 76 70 72 75 70 363
T9 T19 Minea Blomqvist -2  F 3 70 75 73 75 70 363
T9 T16 Cydney Clanton -1  F 3 72 76 70 74 71 363
T9 T11 Angela Oh E  F 3 70 75 72 74 72 363
T9 T5 Stephanie Kono (a) 3  F 3 67 71 75 75 75 363
T15 T34 Victoria Tanco (a) -3  F 4 74 74 74 73 69 364
T15 T19 Ayaka Kaneko -1  F 4 79 71 76 67 71 364
T15 T19 Tanya Dergal -1  F 4 71 80 71 71 71 364
T15 T19 Hannah Yun -1  F 4 76 74 71 72 71 364
T15 T11 Elisa Serramia 1  F 4 72 75 76 68 73 364
T20 T19 Lizette Salas E  F 5 72 78 71 72 72 365
Top-20 (Priority List Category 11)
T20 T53 Danah Bordner -4  F 5 72 72 76 77 68 365
T20 T34 Veronica Felibert -2  F 5 76 73 74 72 70 365
T20 T29 Lacey Agnew -1  F 5 76 73 71 74 71 365
T20 T29 Sophia Sheridan -1  F 5 75 74 71 74 71 365
T20 T16 Min Seo Kwak 1  F 5 71 74 72 75 73 365
T20 T11 Stephanie Sherlock 2  F 5 73 72 72 74 74 365
T20 T11 Paola Moreno 2  F 5 73 71 72 75 74 365
T20 T8 Jacqui Concolino 4  F 5 70 72 71 76 76 365
T29 T34 Mi Hyang Lee -1  F 6 76 72 75 72 71 366
T29 T29 Patcharajutar Kongkraphan E  F 6 74 73 72 75 72 366
21 – 30 (Priority List Category 16)
T29 T19 Mitsuki Katahira 1  F 6 70 76 73 74 73 366
T29 T11 Thidapa Suwannapura 3  F 6 68 80 68 75 75 366
33 T38 Valentine Derrey -1  F 7 73 74 77 72 71 367
T34 T63 Birdie Kim -3  F 8 73 79 73 74 69 368
T34 T38 Carlota Ciganda E  F 8 72 75 71 78 72 368
T34 T38 Izzy Beisiegel E  F 8 71 76 71 78 72 368
T34 T34 Kirby Dreher 1  F 8 74 71 77 73 73 368
T34 T16 Mariajo Uribe 4  F 8 71 72 75 74 76 368
T39 T38 Juliana Murcia Ortiz 1  F 9 75 77 72 72 73 369
T39 T38 Katy Harris 1  F 9 71 75 74 76 73 369
T39 T29 Danielle Kang 3  F 9 72 78 69 75 75 369
31 – 40 and Ties (Priority List Category 20)
T42 T63 Julia Boland -1  F 10 73 77 76 73 71 370
T42 T63 Jenny Suh -1  F 10 73 75 78 73 71 370
T42 T57 Jean Chua E  F 10 77 72 77 72 72 370
T42 T57 Jamie Hullett E  F 10 73 80 71 74 72 370
T42 T38 Cara Freeman 2  F 10 74 77 74 71 74 370
T42 T38 Rebecca Durham 2  F 10 71 71 79 75 74 370
T42 T38 Ginger Howard 2  F 10 70 79 71 76 74 370
T42 T29 Lili Alvarez 4  F 10 73 70 77 74 76 370
T42 T19 Paz Echeverria 5  F 10 74 74 72 73 77 370
T51 T69 Allison Fouch Duncan -1  F 11 73 76 76 75 71 371
T51 T63 Peiyun Chien E  F 11 76 73 82 68 72 371
T51 T63 Stephanie Connelly E  F 11 78 71 77 73 72 371
T51 T53 Lisa Meldrum 2  F 11 74 75 76 72 74 371
T51 T53 Laura Martin 2  F 11 78 75 70 74 74 371
T51 T38 Martina Gavier 3  F 11 74 73 77 72 75 371
T51 T38 Hannah Jun 3  F 11 73 80 69 74 75 371
T58 T69 Jaclyn Burch E  F 12 77 75 76 72 72 372
T58 T57 Dolores White 2  F 12 71 79 72 76 74 372
T58 T57 Christina Jones 2  F 12 73 77 71 77 74 372
T58 T38 Seul-Ki Park 4  F 12 74 78 71 73 76 372
T58 T38 Stephanie Na 4  F 12 70 78 75 73 76 372
T58 T19 Jean Reynolds 7  F 12 72 71 76 74 79 372
T64 T69 Shasta Averyhardt 1  F 13 74 74 77 75 73 373
T64 T57 Sue Kim 3  F 13 73 72 79 74 75 373
T64 T38 Kendall Dye 5  F 13 75 71 79 71 77 373
T67 T69 Leah Wigger 2  F 14 73 76 74 77 74 374
T67 T57 Camilla Lennarth (a) 4  F 14 76 73 79 70 76 374
T69 T69 Jacqueline Barenborg 3  F 15 72 77 78 73 75 375
T69 T69 Nicole Jeray 3  F 15 76 74 76 74 75 375
T69 T53 Samantha Richdale 6  F 15 76 73 72 76 78 375
T69 T19 Jaclyn Sweeney 10  F 15 76 72 72 73 82 375
T73 T69 Calle Nielson 4  F 16 75 76 75 74 76 376
T73 T69 Joanna Coe 4  F 16 75 73 75 77 76 376
T73 T38 Jessi Gebhardt 8  F 16 71 78 70 77 80 376
76 T63 Cathryn Bristow 6  F 17 72 75 77 75 78 377

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