July 7, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - Alex Milan, a rising junior member of the Florida State women's golf team, won the West Palm Beach Collegiate Amateur individual championship on June 27-28 at the Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla. Milan shot scores of 71-70-72 for a 213 total and a nine stroke victory in the event. The event is one of the 10 stops on the Hurricane Collegiate Amateur Tour.
"What really helped me succeed this week was my short game," said Milan after her championship clinching round. "When I missed greens my chipping and bunker play left tap in pars and I even chipped in three times."
Milan totaled a tournament high 12 birdies (on 54 holes) and averaged 3.93 strokes on the par four holes during the three-day event. She was as many as three strokes under par before a two hour rain delay in the first round and birdied her final hole of the round to finish with a 1-under par score of 71.
She played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round.
Milan closed well in the third round as she shot 2-under par with consecutive birdies over the final nine holes of the tournament to finish with an even par score of 72.
"I've been working a lot on my mental game this summer and I feel that I did a great job of maintaining control of my emotions, redirecting negative thoughts and having positive mental rehearsals before each shot," said Milan.
Milan gained incredible experience as a sophomore as she appeared in seven events including her second career ACC Championship and her first career NCAA Regional Championship for the Seminoles. She has helped lead the Seminoles to two NCAA Championship appearances which brings Florida State's streak to a school record eight consecutive NCAA appearances. Milan's best career best score for a single round as a Seminole (72) came in the third round Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in the Fall of 2011 and in the first round of the Florida Challenge in the Spring of 2013.