DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Former Wisconsin women's golfer Carly Werwie advanced to Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying School event. Werwie shot a 5-over par 73-70-77-73--293 to tie for 53rd in Stage I at the LPGA Qualifying School on Friday, Sept. 7 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Werwie, a four-year starter for the Badgers from 2008-11, finished in the top 60 among the 227 players who advanced after the first cut. She was tied for 15th after the first two rounds of stage 1 when the field was narrowed from 227 players to 80 players (top-70 with ties).
The Kenosha, Wis., native completed her UW career ranked fourth in career scoring averaging 77.35 strokes per round. She is tied for the school records for 54 holes with a 213 at the Badger Invitational in 2010. She is also tied for UW's 72-hole record with a 74-69-77-76--296 when she finished tied for seventh at the 2010 Big Ten Championship.
By finishing among the top 60 in Stage I Qualifying she will advance into Qualifying Stage II. That 72-hole event will be held Oct. 9-12, at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. The top 70 and ties from Stage II will advance into the final Qualifying Tournament Stage III.
The final Stage III Q-school will be contested over 90 holes Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, on both the Champions and Legends courses at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Top finishers in the final stage will earn 2012 LPGA membership (total number of cards TBD) and all others who make the cut will receive Symetra Tour status.