Curtis Cup players Charley Hull, Kelly Tidy, Amy Boulden and Holly Clyburn along with Cheyenne Woods, Ariya Jutanugarn and Jacqueline Hedwall are amongst a field of 141 players hoping to earn a spot on the 2013 Ladies European Tour at the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School, beginning Thursday.
Two courses: Al Maaden and Amelkis Golf Resorts in Marrakech, Morocco, play host to the five-round tournament, which ends Monday.
After the first four rounds there will be a cut to the leading 60 players and ties.
The final round to determine exemption categories will then be played at the Al Maaden Golf Resort only.
The top 30 qualifiers and ties on Monday evening will earn membership of the LET in category 8a, while players finishing down to equal 60th position will be eligible for category 9b.
This year’s field is comprised of players from 30 different countries. Sweden is the best represented country with 21 players, followed by England with 15, the United States with 13, Australia with 11 and Spain and South Africa, both with nine players each.
There are 21 amateurs in the field, including eight in the top 25 of the World Amateur Ranking.
Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand is the highest ranked amateur on that list at second, followed by England’s Charley Hull (No.7), Australian Breanna Elliott (No.9), Bonita Brenenhann from Namibia (No.15), Nicole Broch Larsen from Denmark (No.16), Perrine Delacour of France (No.20), South African Kim Williams (No.22) and Maria Salinas from Peru (No.25).
Amongst the countries also represented are Latvia, Mexico, Colombia and China.
Meanwhile, medallists of the first qualifying stage, Maha Haddioui from Morocco and Emily Taylor of England, will hope to continue their success at the final stage this week.