La Manga, Spain, Jan 19: Amandeep Drall turned in her best round of the week when she needed it most with a three-under 68 to qualify for the Final Stage of the Qualifying School for the Ladies European Tour 2020 season. Amandeep had rounds of 78-73-78-68 for a total of 297 and placed T-38th.
Also making the Final Stage was Sharmila Nicollet (73-80-70-78) for 13-over 301 and she placed T-58thas Top-60 get into the Final Stage.
Amandeep and Sharmila join Vani Kapoor in the Final Stage, while Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik already have the LET cards from 2019.
Precariously placed just below the cut line of Top-60 after three rounds, Amandeep had two birdies against one bogey on the front nine to make up some ground. She then had a bogey-free back nine with two birdies for 68.
Sharmila, who was well inside Top-60 after three rounds, had a tense final round. She was one-over for the front nine and then had two bogeys and a double, but negotiated last three holes with pars and got through to the next week for the Final Stage.
Alison Muirhead, the 21-year-old Dubai-based Scot ended four strokes ahead of former Solheim Cup player Becky Brewerton, who shot a final round of four-under-par 67 on the North Course. Alison claimed medallist honours with a final round of one-under-par 71 on the South Course for a 72-hole total of 10-under-par at La Manga Club in Cartagena, Spain. She was playing her first professional event.
Weather conditions were a little tougher in the morning, starting out fairly cold, followed by a shower, which Muirfield felt affected the ball flight and the roll of the greens.
A total of 63 players at 13-over-par or better advanced and will join the 57 players already exempt to make a field of 120 players at the Final Stage of Qualifying School at La Manga Club, to be played over five rounds from Jan 22 to 26.