Kaitlin Milligan of Norman shot a first-round 3-over 75 and has some ground to make up over the next 54 holes in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament Stage II at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, Fla.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard of France shot 5-under to take the first-round lead and eight players were at 4-under. To be eligible for LPGA Q-Series from Nov. 29-Dec. 12 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, a player must finish inside the top 45 plus ties and meet all criteria for LPGA Tour membership. A total of 48 players shot 1-under or better on Thursday, while 70 players are even or better. Stephanie Bunque (Victoria, Australia) was disqualified in round one after self-reporting multiple rule violations concerning slope capabilities on distance-measuring devices.
Among other players with Oklahoma ties, former Sooner Julienne Soo and former Oklahoma State golfer Maja Stark each shot 71 and were tied for 32nd. Current Sooner Libby Winans shot 78 and is tied for 159th.