Ladies European Tour Q School returns to La Manga Clubs

By: samjack

The Ladies European Tour (LET) announced today that they have signed a three-year agreement to keep Qualifying School at one of Europe’s leading golf resorts: La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain.

The first and second stages of tour school for the 2010 season will be held from December 12-22, 2009, with a prize fund of 7000 Euros.

The announcement follows a hugely successful qualifying event at La Manga Club in January, when Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist took the honours by a three stroke margin. La Manga Club proved to be a true test and Nordqvist went on to claim her first professional victory at the LPGA Championship in June, which was a Major, before being selected as a wild-card pick for The 2009 European Solheim Cup Team.

The 2009 rookie class has proved particularly strong, with Christel Boeljon steering the Netherlands to a four stroke victory at the Comunitat Valenciana European Nations Cup in Spain in April. So far this year, a handful of rookies have registered top five finishes, including Breanne Loucks from Wales, the runner-up at the Open de Espana Femenino and England’s Florentyna Parker, who tied for second at the AIB Ladies Irish Open.

“Becoming a member of the LET continues to generate widespread interest and we’re delighted to be returning to La Manga, a first class resort which understands the value and benefits that our golfers offer,” said Alexandra Armas, the LET’s Executive Director.“The LET continues to make huge strides, adding new tournaments in exciting destinations across the globe and we are all working hard to secure the best possible 2010 schedule for the LET players, fans and partners.”

The highly competitive event will see players compete for 30 full playing cards for the 2010 LET season over seven tournament rounds in total. Practise rounds will be scheduled for December 12-13 ahead of the Stage I, to be played over La Manga’s North and South courses from December 14-15. After 36 holes, a cut will be made to the leading 70 players and ties. The final round of Stage I will be played on December 16th over the North Course.

The leading 50 players will be progress to Stage II, Final Qualifying, to be played over the South Course, with a practise round on December 17.

The Final Qualifying stage will be played over four rounds from December 18-21. After three rounds a cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties.

On December 22, amateurs will have the chance to play with the leading 30 qualifiers in a Pro Am, each professional playing with three amateurs.

Synonymous with golfing excellence for over 35 years, La Manga Club’s three 18-hole championship golf courses offer a year-round sunny climate and high-tech practice facilities, making it the ideal location to stage the qualifying school.

La Manga Club’s golfing facilities are world renowned and the resort has been host to many prestigious golfing tournaments including the Spanish Open and Spanish PGA Championships.

La Manga Club was named Europe’s Leading Golf Resort 2001, 2003 & 2005 and ‘Spain’s Leading Golf Resort 2006’ at the World Travel Awards. It was also named World’s Leading Sports Resort 2006 & 2007 at the World Travel Awards.

Murcia airport is just 30 minutes from La Manga Club and Alicante is around an hour’s drive away. For golfing enthusiasts who would like to be involved with the event, La Manga Club has rooms available.

© . All Rights Reserved. (ゴルフショップ)

Article Directory:

| More


Please Rate this Article


Not yet Rated

Click the XML Icon Above to Receive Golfing Articles Articles Via RSS!

Powered by Article Dashboard