Japanese amateur Rina Tatematsu shot a five-under-par 67 in the second round at Angkor Golf Resort in Siem-Reap, Cambodia, on Thursday, to take a commanding six-stroke lead at the halfway stage of Pre-Qualifying C for Lalla Aicha Tour School.

Tatematsu carded three birdies on the front nine and three on the back, before dropping her only shot of the day on the par-4 18th hole.

On six-under-par, she is six strokes clear of Ayaka Nakayama, also of Japan, with four further players on two-over-par: Mina Nakayama, Savannah Vilaubi, Hikaru Teranishi and Shu-lin Lin.

The top 5 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 A and B.

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.