A total of 68 players from 23 different countries are competing in the 36-hole Evian Championship Qualifier – Europe – at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, Haute Savoie, France, over two days from Tuesday 31st May to Wednesday 1st June.

The Evian Championship, which will be played on the same course from 15-18 September, is the fifth and final women’s Major of 2016.

There will be three qualifying competitions globally this year and those who are successful in Europe will be joined by a player from Korea and two further players from the United States.

The European qualifier field includes eight players who appear in the top 60 of the current Women’s Olympic Golf Ranking. The 2015 Ladies European Tour Players’ Player of the Year Nicole Broch Larsen (below) and Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark are joined by Marianne Skarpnord of Norway, Noora Tamminen from Finland, Maria Verchenova of Russia, Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands, Fabienne In-Albon of Switzerland and Indian LET rookie professional Aditi Ashok.

Nicole Broch Larsen - 26th Feb 2016 - Action from Round 2 of the Ladies Masters of Australia played at RACV Royal Pines Resort QLD PHOTO: RICHARD MAMANDO SMP IMAGES

There are three further players who will be full of confidence having qualified for the US Women’s Open at the Buckinghamshire last week: Pamela Pretswell of Scotland, Camilla Lennarth of Sweden (below) and Frenchwoman Valentine Derrey.

06/05/2016. Ladies European Tour 2016. Lalla Meryem Cup, Royal Dar Es Salam De Rabat, Rabat, Morocco. May 5-8. Camilla Lennarth of Sweden photobombs Florentyna Parker during the second round. Credit: Tristan Jones

Last year, the eventual Rookie of the Year Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark and Klara Spilkova of the Czech Republic were the two players who qualified and they finished tied for 25th and 55nd respectively in the Major event.