Big Success for Albane Valenzuela

LPGA Q School

2020 LPGA Rookies

In a very competitive Q-school marathon with 8 rounds, the 21 year old native of Geneva Albane Valenzuela finished in tied sixth place with a total score of 7 under par. Ultimately, she built up a comfortable cushion of 12 strokes on the cut line at 45th place. For Valenzuela, the Q-School was a new experience. With an eighth place in the pre-qualifying, she made it to the final on the first attempt and left many established professionals behind. In the international field, she was by far the best European, and at the same time the best amateur. Albane Valenzuela is the first Swiss amateur to qualify for the LPGA.

Great Job ! Congratulations from the Swiss PGA.

Albane Valenzuela on her feelings after the final round at Q-Series: “You know, I'm really happy I made it through. It's been a really long three weeks. I still feel like I'm going to play tomorrow at this point. I just keep playing. But, yeah, emotions are pretty surreal right now. It's a dream come true getting my full LPGA card. Yeah, could not have asked for a better way to do this.”

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Albane Valenzuela

  • Valenzuela, 21, is a native of Geneva, Switzerland
  • She represented Switzerland at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing 21st
  • She plays collegiate golf at Stanford University and has one win; in 2019, she was the Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year, WGCA and Golfweek First Team All-American, First Team All-Pac-12 and an ANNIKA Award finalist
  • Her highest World Amateur Golf Ranking was No. 2
  • She was the runner-up at the 2017 and 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur, and earned low amateur honors at the 2019 Evian Championship
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