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LADIES Q SCHOOL AT LA MANGA GOLF CLUB
By Staff Reporter / 2009-12-23 13:47:43
German amateur Caroline Masson outplayed 165 other entrants to win the European Ladies Tour Final Qualifying School at La Manga last week.
The 20 year old signed off with a closing round of 66, seven under par, to card a four round total of 278, -14. She survived seven gruelling rounds having graduated from the pre qualifying stage played over the previous three days.
Masson had recorded a third round 70 on the south course earlier in the day but made an explosive start from the second hole playing in a shotgun format for her fourth and final round. She birdied her first three holes and continued the fine run with further birdies on the 11th and 14th. She three putted the 16th which was her only blemish on the card but recovered with an impressive eagle at the par five 18th hole when she reached the green in two.
Masson earned her full card at the first time of asking and will now join the Ladies tour full time next year. Rising Australian starlet Kristie Smith, 21, from Perth shot a final round of 70 to finish in second place on 12 under. Finishing in third place was Maria Jose Uribe of Columbia on -11.
Having been given special dispensation to compete at the LET’s Qualifying School, Scvottish amateur Carly Booth finished 14th and earned her full card. She said after the tournament that she will now turn professional becoming the Tour’s youngest member at just 17 years of age.