The highly anticipated Lalla Aicha Tour School has arrived and a 66-player field is competing in Pre-Qualifier A at PalmGolf Marrakesh Palmeraie, in Morocco.
The top 36 players and ties after four rounds, or 72 holes, will advance to the Final Stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School, to be held at Amelkis Golf Club and PalmGolf Marrakesh Ourika from Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th December, joining those LET members who are already exempt and further players from Pre Qualifiers B and C.
After the Final Stage, the top 5 players will be eligible for Ladies European Tour Membership in Category 5c (or equivalent of Cat. 5c for 2019). Players from 6th to 25th position will be eligible for Membership in Category 8a in 2019.
This is the seventh year of the Ladies European Tour’s Qualifying School in Morocco, renamed Lalla Aicha Tour School in honour of HRH The Late Princess Lalla Aicha.
The tournament has already created a rich history, with the recent champions including world number one Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand, fellow Olympians Nanna Koerstz Madsen and Aditi Ashok from Denmark and India respectively and Casey Danielson, the first winner from the USA. The recent Ricoh Women’s British Open champion, Georgia Hall from England, finished second to Madsen at the Final Stage in December 2014.
There are 66 players from 25 countries playing this week and hoping to following in their footsteps. Pre-qualifier A began at 8.40am this morning and will conclude on Sunday, November 4.