TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Former Florida State golfer Alex Milan, a 2014 All-ACC selection and member of four NCAA Tournament teams during her career as a Seminole, has advanced to the second stage of Q-School as she continues her quest to earn an LPGA Tour Card. Milan carded scores of 75-72-71-73=291 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Milan will play in stage two of the three stage series of qualifying tournaments at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla., Oct. 17-23.
Should she advance to the third and final stage, she will play at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016.
The LPGA Tour Qualifying School (or Q-School) is a series of qualifying tournaments that has been held annually since 1973. From 1973-82, two different tournaments were held, with two different graduating classes; three tournaments were played in 1983. Golfers who “graduate” from LPGA Q-School become members of the LPGA tour for the next season.
“The last year of preparation for Q School has been such a learning experience,” said Milan. “I am thrilled to advance into Stage Two. Stage One was the most exacting and pressure filled golf tournament I have ever played.”
Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played in three NCAA Regional Championships (West in 2013, East at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee in 2014 and the San Antonio Regional Championship in 2015) and in a school-record tying four ACC Championship tournaments during her career. She earned career best statistics for a single round (68 in the third round), 36-holes (71-69=140), for a three round tournament (208) and for a tournament score vs. par (-8) in helping lead the Seminoles to the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate during the spring of 2014.
Milan has played in 13 events during her professional career and finished a career-best tied for second at the National Women’s Golf Association tournament at West Orange, Fla., in July.