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Pancake earns LPGA card, Hodge gets Web.com status

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Brooke Pancake earns LPGA Tour card for 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WRCB) --
Brooke Pancake earned the right to earn a regular paycheck on Saturday.

The Chattanooga native and former Baylor School star finished tied for 11th at the final stage of LPGA Tour Q-School to earn an LPGA Tour card for 2013. The top 20 finishers and ties earned Category 12 status, which means they are fully exempt on tour for the following season.

Pancake, who played in the Women's U.S. Open among a handful of professional tournaments this past season, shot a final round 70 to close the difficult five-round event at -4 overall.

The former University of Alabama All-American claimed $1,925 for her week of work, which included four rounds of even par or better.

Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Moriya Jutanugarn tied for the top spot at the event at -13.

Hodge earns Web.com Tour status to start 2013
LA QUINTA, Cal. (WRCB) --
Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfers Jonathan Hodge and Stephan Jaeger fell short of a spot on the PGA Tour for 2013.

However, Hodge didn't leave the final stage of PGA Tour Q-School empty-handed on Sunday.

The former UTC All-American finished the grueling six-day event in a tie for 73rd, which earns him fully exempt status for the first ten events on the Web.Com Tour in 2013.

The top 25 finishers and ties in the 172-man field earned PGA Tour cards for 2013, while the next 50 received status on the Web.com Tour, which was formerly called the Nationwide Tour.

Hodge opened with a 3-over 75, but shot a combined -13 over the next five days to finish at 10-under. He made the Web.com status cut by just one stroke.

Jaeger carded a pair of 68's across the week, but was hurt by a round of 77 and another of 78. He finished at 7-over par.

Dong-hwan Lee was the stage's medalist at -25.

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