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2019 LPGA Priority List

I have been asked many times how the LPGA constructs their field lists for tournaments.

Below is the 2019 LPGA Priority List:
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Nelly Korda improves from #47 on the 2018 list, to #13 this year.

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Nasa Hataoka improves from #86 on the 2018 Priority List, to #5 this year. 

2019 LPGA Priority List
1. Top-80: Members in the top 80 (and ties) on the previous year's season-ending Money List. Priority is based on the order of the list. Ties will be broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

1. Ariya Jutanugarn 
2. Minjee Lee 
3. Sung Hyun Park 
4. Brooke M. Henderson 
5. Nasa Hataoka 
6. So Yeon Ryu 
7. Sei Young Kim 
8. Carlota Ciganda 
9. Lexi Thompson 
10. Jin Young Ko 
11. Danielle Kang 
12. Lydia Ko 
13. Nelly Korda 
14. Moriya Jutanugarn 
15. Inbee Park 
16. Angela Stanford 
17. Marina Alex 
18. Jessica Korda 
19. Charley Hull 
20. Austin Ernst 
21. Georgia Hall 
22. Brittany Lincicome 
23. Lizette Salas 
24. Amy Yang 
25. Hyo Joo Kim 
26. In Gee Chun 
27. Shanshan Feng 
28. Eun-Hee Ji 
29. Pernilla Lindberg
30. Angel Yin 
31. Wei-Ling Hsu
32. Ryann O'Toole 
33. Jennifer Song 
34. Caroline Masson 
35. Gerina Piller ** 
36. Megan Khang 
37. Mo Martin 
38. Suzann Pettersen ** 
39. Amy Olson 
40. Azahara Munoz 
41. Karine Icher * 
42. Michelle Wie 
43. Annie Park 
44. Bronte Law 
45. Lindy Duncan 
46. Pornanong Phatlum 
47. Gaby Lopez 
48. Su Oh 
49. Brittany Altomare 
50. Anna Nordqvist 
51. Thidapa Suwannapura 
52. Yu Liu 
53. In-Kyung Kim 
54. Cristie Kerr 
55. Emma Talley 
56. Jenny Shin 
57. Chella Choi 
58. Jacqui Concolino
59. Sarah Jane Smith 
60. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 
61. Sandra Gal 
62. Jeong Eun Lee 
63. Mi Hyang Lee 
64. Celine Boutier 
65. Ally McDonald 
66. Ayako Uehara 
67. Katherine Kirk 
68. Jane Park 
69. Jaye Marie Green 
70. Mariah Stackhouse 
71. Mirim Lee 
72. Aditi Ashok 
73. Laura Gonzalez Escallon * 
74. Haeji Kang 
75. Sakura Yokomine 
76. Ashleigh Buhai 
77. Hannah Green 
78. Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 
79. Peiyun Chien 
80. Maria Torres 
81. Mariajo Uribe 
82. Madelene Sagstrom 
83. Na Yeon Choi * 
84. Caroline Inglis
85. Hee Young Park
* Medical ** Maternity

2. Career Top-20: Members in the top 20 on the Career Money List as of the end of the last Official Tournament of the previous year. Priority is based on the order of the list. To be included in this category (a) the Member must notify the LPGA that she wants to be included in the Career Top 20 Category by December 1st of the previous year, (b) if a Member elects to be included in the Career Top 20 Category, she will be in this Category for one year, (c) a Member may be included in this category only two times in her career, and (d) a Member may only be in the Career Top 20 Category or the Career Top 40 Category (but not both) in her career.

86. Karrie Webb 
87. Paula Creamer
88. Yani Tseng 
89. Catriona Matthew

3. Major Winner: Members who have won an LPGA Major Championship while a Member during the previous five (5) calendar years or during the current year. Priority is based on the number of such wins during the previous five (5) years. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

90. Brittany Lang

4. Winner: Members who have won an Official Tournament while a Member within the last two (2) calendar years or during the current year. Priority is based on the number of Official Tournament wins during the previous two (2) years. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

91. Lindsey Weaver * 
92. Stacy Lewis 
93. Haru Nomura
* Medical

5. Multiple Wins: Members who have won at least two (2) Official Tournaments while a Member in the same calendar year in any of the previous three (3) calendar years. Priority is based on the number of wins during all of the previous three years. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

6. Three Wins in the Same Season: Members who have won three (3) or more Official Tournaments while a Member during the same calendar year in any of the previous four (4) years. Priority is based on the number of wins during all of the previous four (4) years. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

7. Non-Member Win: Players who have won at least one (1) Official Tournament as a Non-member within the previous calendar year or during the current calendar year. Priority is based on the earliest date of such wins. A Player must be eligible for and accept LPGA membership to be included in this category.

8. Current Year Top-80: Members in the Top 80 of the current year's Money List after the TBD with priority based on the order of the list. For the remaining Official Tournaments of the year, Members in the Top 80 on the current year's Money List after the TBD. Priority is based on the order of the list. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the 2019 Priority List as of the commitment deadline for each respective reshuffle tournament (i.e. TBD).

9. Top-10 LPGA Symetra Tour: Top 10 (and ties) on the previous year's season-ending Symetra Tour Money List. Priority is based on their position on the list. Ties will be broken by the Members' scoring average as of the end of the previous year. If still tied, refer to the 2018 Symetra Tournament and Player Regulations.

94. Ruixin Liu 
95. Dottie Ardina 
96. Pavarisa Yoktuan 
97. Elizabeth Szokol
98. Linnea Strom 
99. Stephanie Meadow 
100. Joanna Klatten * 
101. Kendall Dye
102. Charlotte Thomas 
103. Isi Gabsa 
104. Dana Finkelstein
* Medical

10. Non-Member Top 40: Non-Members who, as of the conclusion of the last Official Tournament of the previous year, won an amount of money during such year in Official Tournaments with a cut, that is equal to or greater than the amount of official money won by the Member who was in 40th place on the Money List at that time. Priority based on the amount of money won in such tournaments. Ties will be broken by the earliest time at which the NonMember achieved the amount of money necessary to be included in the category. A player must be eligible for and accept LPGA membership to be included in this category

11. Nos. 81-100: Members finishing Nos. 81-100 (and ties) on the previous year's season-ending Money List. Priority is based on the order of the list. Ties will be broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

105. Tiffany Joh 
106. Wichanee Meechai 
107. Mina Harigae 
108. Lee-Anne Pace 
109. Dani Holmqvist 
110. Kris Tamulis 
111. Beatriz Recari
112. Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 
113. Brittany Marchand 
114. Morgan Pressel 
115. Alena Sharp 
116. Laura Davies 
117. Benyapa Niphatsophon 
118. Christina Kim
119. Daniela Darquea 
120. Celine Herbin 
121. Mi Jung Hur 
122. Nicole Broch Larsen 
123. Brianna Do

12. Career Top 40: Members in the Top-40 on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year. Priority is based on the order of the list. To be included in this category (a) the Member must notify the LPGA that she wants to be included in the Career Top-40 Category by December 1 of the previous year, and (b) if a Member elects to be included in the Career Top 40 Category she will be in this category for one year, (c) a Member may be included in this category only one time in her career, (d) a Member may only be in the Career Top-40 Category or the Career Top 20 Category (but not both) in her career.

124. Candie Kung

13. Current-Year Reshuffle: After the TBD, Members in categories 14 through 19 who have earned official money will be re-seeded into Category 13. Members placed into Category 13 will be ranked in the order of their position on the current year's Money List through TBD. Members will remain in this category until the next reshuffle. After the TBD, Members in categories 13, and 14 through 19, who have earned official money will be re-seeded into Category 13. Members placed into Category 13 will be ranked in the order of their position on the current year's Money List through TBD. Members will remain in this category for the remainder of the calendar year. For all reshuffles, ties are broken by the Members' positions on the 2019 Priority List as of the commitment deadline for each respective reshuffle tournament.

14. Top-45 Q-Series: Players finishing Nos. 1-45 and ties at the previous year's LPGA Q-Series. Ties will be broken in the following order: lowest final round, lowest 7th round; lowest 6th round; lowest 5th round; etc. until the tie is broken. If players remain tied, ties will be broken by a match of score cards beginning with the 18th hole of the final round and working backwards.

125. Jeongeun6 Lee6 
126. Jennifer Kupcho (a) 
127. Marissa Steen * 
128. Sarah Schmelzel 
129. Klara Spilkova 
130. Mel Reid 
131. Jaclyn Lee 
132. Jackie Stoelting 
133. Anne-Catherine Tanguay 
134. Lauren Stephenson 
135. Becca Huffer 
136. Nanna Koerstz Madsen 
137. Kim Kaufman 
138. Belen Mozo * 
139. Youngin Chun 
140. Kristen Gillman 
141. Alison Lee
142. Tiffany Chan 
143. Clariss Guce 
144. Anne Van Dam 
145. Katie Burnett 
146. Jenny Haglund 
147. Alana Uriell 
148. Maddie McCrary 
149. Gemma Dryburgh 
150. Jing Yan 
151. Xiyu Lin 
152. Lauren Kim 
153. Brooke Pancake * 
154. Lilia Vu 
155. Sarah Burnham 
156. Lily Muni He 
157. Cheyenne Knight 
158. Kristy McPherson
159. Maria Fassi (a) 
160. Dori Carter 
161. Laetitia Beck 
162. Lori Beth Adams 
163. Suzuka Yamaguchi 
164. Sarah Ridderstrom 
165. Sophia Popov 
166. Lee Lopez 
167. Sandra Changkija 
168. Giulia Molinaro 
169. Lauren Coughlin 
170. Pajaree Anannarukarn 
171. Stephanie Kono 
172. Karen Chung 
173. P.K. Kongkraphan 
174. Robyn Choi 
175. Louise Stahle
* Medical

15. Nos. 101-125: Members finishing Nos. 101-125 (and ties) on the previous year's season-ending Money List. Priority is based on the order of the list. Ties will be broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as
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176. Cydney Clanton 
177. Robynn Ree 
178. Caroline Hedwall 
179. Sun Young Yoo
180. Perrine Delacour 
181. Cindy LaCrosse 
182. Maude-Aimee Leblanc 
183. Katelyn Dambaugh
184. Luna Sobron 
185. Cheyenne Woods 
186. Daniela Iacobelli

16. Tournament Winners: Members who won an Official Tournament while a Member within the previous twenty (20) calendar years. Priority is based on the number of wins. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

187. Annika Sorenstam 
188. Betsy King 
189. Beth Daniel 
190. Juli Inkster 
191. Lorena Ochoa 
192. Se Ri Pak 
193. Meg Mallon 
194. Dottie Pepper 
195. Rosie Jones 
196. Liselotte Neumann 
197. Ai Miyazato 
198. Sherri Steinhauer 
199. Mi Hyun Kim 
200. Rachel Hetherington 
201. Helen Alfredsson 
202. Hee-Won Han 
203. Pat Hurst 
204. Grace Park 
205. Donna Andrews 
206. Maria McBride 
207. Sophie Gustafson 
208. Brandie Burton 
209. Barb Mucha
210. Lorie Kane 
211. Wendy Ward 
212. Meena Lee 
213. Seon Hwa Lee 
214. Dorothy Delasin 
215. Mary Beth Zimmerman 
216. Nancy Scranton 
217. Emilee Klein 
218. Wendy Doolan 
219. Jeong Jang 
220. Michele Redman 
221. Laura Diaz 
222. Karen Stupples 
223. Janice Moodie 
224. Jennifer Rosales 
225. Jimin Kang 
226. Patricia Meunier-Lebouc 
227. Ji Young Oh 
228. Heather Daly-Donofrio 
229. Mika Miyazato 
230. Natalie Gulbis 
231. Julieta Granada 
232. Jee Young Lee
233. Heather Bowie Young 
234. Leta Lindley 
235. Nicole Castrale 
236. Moira Dunn-Bohls 
237. Ilhee Lee 
238. Kim Saiki-Maloney 
239. Kelli Kuehne 
240. Marisa Baena 
241. Silvia Cavalleri 
242. Charlotta Sorenstam 
243. Kate Golden 
244. Amy Fruhwirth 
245. Jackie Gallagher-Smith 
246. Jennifer Johnson 
247. Birdie Kim
 248. Meaghan Francella 
249. Mardi Lunn 
250. Laurel Kean 
251. Carolyn Hill 
252. Louise Friberg 
253. Eunjung Yi 
254. Tina Fischer

17. Tournament Winners: Members who won an Official Tournament while a Member more than twenty (20) years prior. Priority is based on the number of wins. Ties are broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

255. Kathy Whitworth 
256. Mickey Wright 
257. Betsy Rawls 
258. Nancy Lopez 
259. Joanne Carner 
260. Sandra Haynie 
261. Patty Sheehan 
262. Pat Bradley 
263. Amy Alcott 
264. Jane Blalock 
265. Judy Rankin 
266. Marlene Hagge 
267. Donna Caponi 
268. Marilynn Smith 
269. Sandra Palmer 
270. Hollis Stacy 
271. Ayako Okamoto 
272. Jan Stephenson 
273. Sally Little 
274. Jane Geddes 
275. Susie Maxwell Berning 
276. Clifford Ann Creed 
277. Shirley Englehorn 
278. Alice Miller 
279. Sandra Post 
280. Christa Johnson 
281. Mary Mills 
282. Tammie Green 
283. Danielle Ammaccapane Ammaccapane 
284. Michelle McGann 
285. Debbie Austin 
286. Kathy Cornelius 
287. Val Skinner 
288. Jo Ann Prentice 
289. Deb Richard 
290. Cindy Rarick 
291. Judy Dickinson
292. Penny Hammel 
293. Kathy Postlewait 
294. Betty Burfeindt 
295. Murle Breer 
296. Sue Roberts 
297. Sherri Turner 
298. Vicki Fergon 
299. Martha Nause 
300. Debbie Massey 
301. Maggie Will 
302. Lauri Merten 
303. Terry-Jo Myers 
304. Donna White 
305. Cathy Gerring 
306. Jo Ann Washam 
307. Pam Higgins 
308. Gloria Ehret 
309. Betsy Cullen 
310. Elaine Crosby 
311. Dana Dormann 
312. Gail Graham 
313. Laurie Rinker 
314. Jody Anschutz 
315. Janet Coles 
316. Anne Marie Palli 
317. Jerilyn Britz 
318. Kathy Guadagnino 
319. Penny Pulz 
320. Bonnie Lauer 
321. Cindy Hill 
322. Jan Ferraris 
323. Margie Masters 
324. Kris Tschetter 
325. Tina Barrett 
326. Michelle Estill 
327. Jane Crafter 
328. Cindy Figg-Currier
329. Jenny Lidback 
330. Becky Iverson 
331. Cindy Schreyer 
332. Missie McGeorge 
333. Joan Pitcock 
334. Marta Figueras-Dotti 
335. Nanci Bowen 
336. Allison Finney 
337. Missie Berteotti 
338. Cathy Johnston-Forbes 
339. Kathryn Imrie 
340. Julie Piers 
341. Barb Whitehead 
342. Tracy Kerdyk 
343. Cathy Morse 
344. Lisa D'Amore 
345. Janet Anderson 
346. Shirley Furlong 
347. Lynn Adams 
348. Becky Pearson 
349. Dorothy Germain 
350. Pat Meyers 
351. Jennifer Wyatt 
352. Susie McAllister 
353. Patty Hayes 
354. Sally Quinlan 
355. Tina Tombs 
356. Lauren Howe 
357. Sharon Barrett 
358. Patty Jordan-Smith 
359. Kathy Hite-James 
360. Barbara Barrow 
361. Bonnie Bryant 
362. Pam Barnett 
363. Jocelyne Bourassa

18. Nos. 126-150: Members finishing Nos. 126-150 (and ties) on the previous year's season-ending Money List. Priority is based on the order of the list. Ties will be broken by the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous year.

364. Rebecca Artis 
365. Emily Pedersen 
366. Erynne Lee 
367. Kelly Shon
368. Katherine Perry 
369. Olafia Kristinsdottir 
370. Camilla Lennarth 
371. Paula Reto
372. Rachel Rohanna ** 
373. Amelia Lewis 
374. Madeleine Sheils 
375. Min Lee
 ** Maternity

19. Class A/Veteran International: Class A Members; and International Members who have been active LPGA members in good standing for ten (10) or more consecutive years. Priority will be based on the Members' positions on the Career Money List as of the end of the previous years.

376. Becky Morgan 377. Giulia Sergas 378. Jill McGill 379. Mhairi McKay 380. Vicki Goetze-Ackerman 381. Vicky Hurst 382. Tracy Hanson 383. Amy Benz 384. Katie Futcher 385. Diana D'Alessio 386. Amy Hung 387. Dina Ammaccapane 388. Susie Redman 389. Karin Sjodin 390. Aree Song 391. Beth Bader 392. A.J. Eathorne 393. Kim Williams 394. Eva Dahllof 395. Sydnee Michaels 396. Yu Ping Lin 397. Marianne Morris 398. Jean Bartholomew 399. Mitzi Edge 400. Jamie Hullett 401. Suzanne Strudwick 402. Alison Walshe 403. Denise Killeen 404. Kristal Parker 405. Nancy Harvey 406. Christel Boeljon 407. Beth Bauer 408. Pamela Wright 409. Stephanie Louden 410. Na On Min 411. Ashli Bunch 412. Caroline Keggi 413. Laura Baugh 414. Dewi Claire Schreefel 415. Young-A Yang 416. Paige Mackenzie 417. Myra Blackwelder 418. Leslie Spalding 419. Mindy Kim 420. Sarah Kemp 421. Jill Briles-Hinton 422. Amanda Blumenherst 423. Allison Duncan 424. Vickie Odegard 425. Audra Burks 426. Siew-Ai Lim 427. Carri Wood
428. Luciana Bemvenuti 429. Anna Acker-Macosko 430. Candy Hannemann 431. Lori West 432. Lynn Connelly 433. Leigh Ann Mills 434. Kim Shipman 435. Marilyn Lovander 436. Cathy Marino Marino 437. Allison Hanna 438. Sara Sanders 439. Deedee Lasker 440. Laurie Brower 441. Ellie Gibson 442. Kim Hall 443. Amy Read 444. Susan Sanders 445. Jenna Daniels 446. Nina Foust 447. Lee Ann Walker 448. Sue Ertl 449. Angie Ridgeway 450. Marlene Floyd 451. Simin Feng 452. Marci Bozarth 453. Janice Gibson 454. Kathryn Young-Robyn 455. Annette DeLuca 456. Patricia Baxter-Johnson 457. Meredith Duncan 458. Barbara Moxness 459. Jennifer Feldott-Hall 460. Heather Drew 461. Kathy McMullen 462. Nicole Jeray 463. M. J. Smith 464. Karen Noble 465. Sue Ginter 466. Mindy Moore 467. Pamela Johnson 468. Mary Dwyer 469. Beverly Klass 470. Sue Thomas 471. Kay Cockerill 472. Angela Jerman-Ormsby 473. Erika Wicoff 474. Jane Rah 475. Beth Stone 476. Jennifer Hanna 477. Sarah McGuire 478. Nicky Le Roux 479. Sherrin Smyers
480. Kate Rogerson 481. Kim Bauer 482. Gina Hull 483. Nancy White 484. Dianne Dailey 485. Therese Hession 486. Barbra Mizrahie 487. Carole Charbonnier 488. LeAnn Cassaday 489. Judy Sams 490. Michelle Dobek 491. Mary Murphy 492. Nancy Taylor 493. Noelle Daghe 494. Cathy Mant 495. Cathy Mockett 496. Cathy Sherk 497. Gerda Boykin 498. Mardell Wilkins 499. Joan Joyce 500. Laura Hurlbut 501. Jeannette Kohlhaas 502. Linda Hunt 503. Donna Wilkins 504. Catherine Duggan 505. Loretta Alderete 506. Shirley Spork 507. Marty Dickerson 508. Sue Fogleman 509. Jackie Bertsch 510. Pamela Allen 511. Amelia Rorer 512. Terri Hancock 513. Kelly Leadbetter (a) 514. Sue Daniels 515. Kathy Farrer 516. Adele Peterson 517. Debbie Skinner 518. Renee Powell 519. Sharron Moran 520. Janet Le Pera 521. Brenda Hocott 522. Cindy Ferro 523. Carla Glasgow 524. H. B. Duntz-Macarthur 525. Cynthia Anzolut 526. Joyce Benson 527. Susan Johnson 528. Mary Bryan 529. Linda Galloway 530. Becky Larson

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