Alison Lee heads to final LPGA qualifying

Alison Lee of Valencia finished second in Stage II of LPGA Tour Qualifying School on the Bobcat Course at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla., and moved closer to possibly turning pro in the middle of her sophomore year at UCLA.

Lee, who entered the final round tied for the lead, finished at 71-71-66-72–280, 8-under par, and finished second to Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., who posted a score of 72-67-69-71–279.

The final stage of LPGA Tour Qualifying School is set for Dec. 3-7 at LPGA National Golf Club in Daytona Beach, Fla.

“I’ve talked to my coach (Carrie Forsyth) and if I get my full status (top 20 at final stage), then I will turn professional, but if not I will stay in school another year,” said Lee, who missed the start of school this week at UCLA.

“It was a last minute decision (to play in Q-school) because originally I just wanted to play in college all four years and then turn professional after. I played really well during my freshman year and I just felt like to be on Tour it is a lot about timing and if you’re game is going well, then why not give it a shot.”

Annie Lee, a junior at USC from Levittown, N.Y., tied for third at 70-71-71-70–282, Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, niece of Tiger, tied for 12th at 74-72-70-70 –286, and Jenny Jeng of Saratoga, the 2011 California Women’s Amateur champion, tied for 16th at 73-70-71-73–287.


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