Stephanie Meadow remains on course to win her LPGA Tour card after the third round of the Q-School in Florida.
The Jordanstown native, 22, carded a level par 72 on the Jones Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach to share seventh place on six under par behind South Korea's Ha Na Jang with the Top 20 winning full cards after five rounds.
Meadow is five shots behind Jang, who backed up a second round 65 on the Hills Course with a third round 66 at the Jones Course to jump from eighth place into a three-shot lead at 11-under.
“I have all of my shots and short game going and the thing I need to work on is not giving myself too much pressure,” Jang said. “I need to think of it as let’s just make the top-20. I don’t need to win this one to get my card. I want to make less bogeys and just make pars to keep it calm.”
Meadow opened with a level par 72 but shot 66 on Thursday to leap to sixth place.
The field will be cut to the top-70 players and ties following Saturday's fourth round with the top-20 after Sunday’s final round earning full LPGA membership while those who finish 21 through 45 with earn conditional membership.
Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne Woods was 94th after a second round 79 on the Jones Course but bouned back with a third-round 67 to move up to 31st at two-under with two rounds remaining.
England's Charley Hull shot a 72 and shares 40th place on level par, four shots outside the Top 20.