• Kyriacou qualifies for $US7m season finale

Sydney’s Stephanie Kyriacou is set to go all out in pursuit of the $2m winner’s cheque after playing her way into the season-ending CME Globe Tour Championship in Florida.

Coming into the week 71st in the Race to the CME Globe standings, Kyriacou knew it would take something special to play her way into the $US7 million season finale.

Not even after signing for a 3-under 67 was Kyriacou aware of her status but will now join fellow Aussies Minjee Lee (sixth), Hannah Green (28th), Grace Kim (30th) and Sarah Kemp (58th) in the final event of the season ready to let rip.

“You made it there, you’re there for a reason. You might as well go shoot the lights out,” said Kyriacou, who climbed from 71st to 56th with her second top-five finish of the season.

“Today I definitely found it pretty tough. Even before the round started I was quite nervous,” Kyriacou admitted.

“But my caddie kind of just said, ‘You know, it’s another round of golf. Yeah, there is more riding on it, but you’ve played good up until now not thinking about that, so let’s just try to go out there and do it again.’

“I’m pretty proud of myself. Definitely made some clutch pars coming in there.

“It’s great.”

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