Sharmila Nicollet misses out narrowly in LET Q-School
Sharmila Nicollet missed out on making a full card for the 2015 Ladies European Tour with a final fifth round card of 72 at the Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying.
Marrakech (Morocco): Sharmila Nicollet missed out on making a full card for the 2015 Ladies European Tour with a final fifth round card of 72 at the Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying.
Sharmila, who was very much in the running for the first three days, faltered on the fourth and fifth days and ended with a total of four-over 364 in tied 41st place. After a marathon of golf over five rounds on the Al Maaden and Samanah courses, 34 players from 17 different countries earned eligibility for Membership of the Ladies
European Tour in Category 8a with a score of one over par or better.
Danish amateur Nanna Madsen posted a tournament record equalling nine-under par 63 in the last round to earn a two stroke victory and access to the 2015 Ladies European Tour.
One of the most intense events in golf came to a gripping conclusion on a sun-kissed final day at Samanah Golf Club, set against a stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
At the summit, 20-year-old Madsen from Copenagen showed enormous potential as she reeled off 10 birdies and one bogey to finish on a 90-hole total of 343, 17-under-par.
Overnight leader Georgia Hall from England, who had led since the first round, managed a 71 to end on 15 under in second position, while Germany's Sophia Popov made a flying start but bogeyed the 18th to drop into outright third.
Another Danish amateur, Emily Kristine Pedersen fired a 65 to take fourth spot. South African Nicole Garcia was fifth, with Namibia's Bonita Bredenhann and Kelsey Macdonald in a tie for sixth.
Swedes Louise Stahle and Anjelika Hammar were eighth and ninth, respectively. Morocco's Maha Haddioui tied for 10th place to regain her full tour card for 2015. The 2015 Ladies European Tour season gets underway with the RACV Ladies Masters in Queensland on February 12, after a seven week break from tournament golf.