KirkwoodGolf: Ladies European Tour Q School Pre-Qualifier

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ladies European Tour Q School Pre-Qualifier

Scottish amateur champion Jenna Wilson from Strathaven is well placed with one round to go to be among the leading 25 and ties who will go forward after Friday's final round of the LET Pre-qualifier to next week's Final Q School in Italy.
Jenna, who has retained her amateur status, is lying in joint fifth place on six-under-par 138 after a pair of 69s.
Not so good news concerning the two other Scots in the field although Heather MacRae from Dunblane did return one of the better rounds of the day, a two-under-par 70 but, with a 36-hole tally of four-over-par 148 she is still in joint 55th place and needing to improve another 30 places over the last 18 holes.
Mission Impossible? Not quite, if Heather can break 70 by a stroke or two at the last time of asking.
Vikki Laing, who flew from her American base to try for a place on next season's Ladies European Tour, slipped back from an opening 74 to a 76 for 150. She is lying joint 69th on 150.


French amateur Camille Fallay took a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Ladies European Tour’s Pre-Qualifying School at Le Fonti Golf Club in Castel San Pietro Terme near Bologna in Italy today.
The 25-year-old from Bussy, east of Paris, became a step closer to securing her playing rights for the 2008 season. A total of 25 players and ties will progress at the end of tomorrow's third round to next week's Final Qualifying School, held at the same venue.
Fallay improved on her personal best score of 67 set yesterday with a six-under-par 66 for an 11-under-par aggregate. A naturally talented sportswoman, Fallay plays off a handicap of +2.5 at Bussy Golf Club in Guermantes. She took up the game only five years ago at the age of 20 and had reduced her handicap from 26 to scratch in just three years.
Her mother introduced her to golf after she finished horse-riding competitively. In that sport, she took third place in the junior French championship at the age of 12. She also enjoys tennis, watching television and shopping in Paris.
The Frenchwoman fired off four birdies and an eagle in her second round on Thursday. The eagle was achieved when she holed her second shot from 110 metres with a nine-iron at the par-four 16th.
I like pressure,” said Fallay. “I was very stressed this morning but I started to relax and got my ball on the fairways and greens. It was an easy strategy and I’ll aim to do the same again tomorrow.
Japan’s Yuki Sakurai and France’s Caroline Afonso are tied for second place on eight-under-par heading into the final round of Pre-Qualifying. Sakurai had a 67 while joint first round leader Afonso had a 70.
Spain’s Emma Cabrera, a two-time PING Junior Solheim Cup player, carded 68 for a total of seven-under-par. All of the top four placed players in the field are amateurs.
Playing for the first time in Europe, the 18-year-old Sakurai from Tokyo bettered her personal low round by a stroke. Sakurai, who plays off a handicap of +3.7, said she carded six-under-par in the Junior World Championships in San Diego last yea
Elsewhere, there were two hole-in-ones in two days at Le Fonti GC after England’s Michelle Smith aced the par-3 ninth hole in round one, and Bronwyn Mullins-Lane aced the par-3 second hole in Thursday’s second round.
Smith’s ace contributed to her opening 75, and she added a 69 taking her to level par after two rounds.
Mullins-Lane’s ace formed part of an impressive 66, placing the Australian on four-under-par in a tie for 11th after 36 holes.The Australian, who lives in North London, England, hit a “little 5-iron” straight at the flag to experience her fourth hole-in-one. It formed part of a tremendous start that began birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie.
“I thought it would be close but I didn’t expect it to go in the hole,” said Mullins Lane, 29, from Townsville in Queensland, continuing: “I haven’t hit my peak yet!” The final round of Pre-Qualifying takes place on Friday when only the leading 25 and ties will go forward to next week's LET Final Qualifying School.

Par 144 (2 x 72)
133 Camille Fallay (Am) (FRA) 67 66.
136 Yuki Sakurai (Am) (JPN) 69 67, Caroline Afonso (Am) (FRA) 66 70.
137 Emma Cabrera-Bello (Am) (ESP) 69 68.
138 Anne Norman Hansen (DEN) 68 70, Marjet van der Graaf (Am) (NET) 69 69, Jenna Wilson (Am) (SCO) 69 69.
139 Rachel Bell (Am) (ENG) 72 67, Katharina Schallenberg (Am) (GER) 70 69, Melissa Reid (Am) (ENG) 71 69, Denise-Charlotte Becker (Am) (GER) 66 74, Bronwyn Mullins-Lane (Am) (AUS) 74 66, Elena Giraud (Am) (FRA) 70 70, Stephanie Doering (Am) (GER) 69 71, Vittoria Valvassori (Am) (ITA) 69 71, Itziar Elguezabal (ESP) 68 72, Audrey Decharne (Am) (FRA) 73 67, Frances Bondad (AUSTRALIA) 72 68, Belinda Kerr (AUSTRALIA) 68 72.

141 Beth Allen (USA) 69 72, Emily Tankey (Am) (AUSTRALIA) 70 71, Emma Lyons (Am) (ENG) 72 69.
142 Cortney Reno (USA) 72 70, Rui Yokomine (JAP) 72 70, Lydia Hall (Am) (WAL) 71 71, Daniela Wagner (Am) (AUSTRIA) 73 69, Julie Greciet (Am) (FRA) 69 72.
143 Chris Brady (USA) 69 74, Maria Engstrom (Swe) 69 74, Kate Coombes (AUSTRALIA) 70 73, Lien Willems (BEL) 74 69, Laura Eastwood (ENG) 71 72, Devan Andersen (Am) (MEX) 70 73.
144 Michelle Smith (ENG) 75 69, Malene Jorgensen (Am) (DEN) 70 74, Perry Swenson (USA) 73 71.
145 Sandra Carlborg (SWE) 77 68, Polly Travica (AUSTRALIA) 71 74, Jo Pritchard (WAL) 74 71, Laure Sibille (Am) (FRA) 73 72, Hiromi Kamata (JAP) 70 75, Sam White (USA) 72 73, Leigh Whittaker (Am) (GER) 72 73.
146 Kelly Hutcherson (ENG) 73 73, Rebecca Uhlen (SWE) 74 72, Rosemary MacDonald (AUSTRALIA) 74 72, Elin Emanuelsson (SWE) 71 75, Elena Perrone (SWE) 74 72, Laura Wright (ENG) 74 72, Pimpadssorn Sangkagaro (THA) 74 72.
147 Marousa Polias (AUS) 74 73, Lauren Diggle (WAL) 74 73, Helen Oh (AUSTRALIA) 74 73, Marian Riordan (IRE) 75 72.
148 Emma Sheffield (Am) (ENG) 72 76, Zuzana Masinova (CZE) 74 74, Sarah Attwood (Am) (ENG) 74 74, Kirsty J Fisher (ENG) 76 72, Heather MacRae (SCO) 78 70, Youn Ji (Am) (Kor) 76 72, Emily Curry-Bartonova (Am) (CZE) 74 74.
149 Monica Quartana (ITA) 74 75, Tracey Boys (Am) (ENG) 76 73, Heather Nolan (IRE) 74 75, Jenny Pease (Am) (ENG) 73 76, Rosa Svahn (Am) (FIN) 76 73, Maria Martin (ESP) 78 71, Danielle Montgomery (Am) (ENG) 74 75.
150 Mami Kamata (JAP) 74 76, Monja Richards (SAf) 78 72, Vikki Laing (SCO) 74 76, Johanna Lundberg (SWE) 72 78, Celine Herbin (Am) (FRA) 76 74, Barbara Genuini (Am) (FRA) 73 77, Cheryl Smith (ENG) 77 73, Stephanie Evans (Am) (WAL) 75 75, Edita Nechanicka (CZE) 75 75.
151 Jana Peterkova (CZE) 74 77, Annie Mallory (Can) 75 76.
152 Annamaria Milie (ITA) 78 74, Veronique Verhaegen (BEL) 76 76, Nuria Clau (ESP) 79 73, Viva Schlasberg (SWE) 76 76.
153 Emma Holmberg (SWE) 75 78, Stenna Westerlund (Am) (FIN) 77 76.
155 Jennifer Karr (USA) 80 75, Jenni Kuivainen (FIN) 79 76, Anne-Sophie Le Nalio (FRA) 82 73.
156 Natou Soro (IVO C) 74 82, Elvira Barcala Lurgi (VEN) 78 78, Jacqueline Denise Pecoitz (ARG) 80 76.
157 Emma Weeks (ENG) 80 77.
159 Josefine Skold (SWE) 80 79, Clare Lipscombe (ENG) 83 76.
162 Carrie Vaughan (USA) 81 81.
163 Vera Shimanskaya (RUS) 85 78.
165 Marian Jimenez de Miguel (ESP) 82 83.
171 Lavinia Floris (Am) (ITA) 85 86.
174 Sabina Imboden (SWI) 85 89.
Retired: Morgana Robbertze (SAf) 75 -, Olivia Le Borgne (Am) (FRA) 76 -.
Disqualified - Sohvi Harkonen (FIN) disq -.

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