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Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying by the numbers
December 16, 2014

Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying takes place from Wednesday 17th December to Sunday 21st December over Al Maaden and Samanah Golf Courses in Marrakech, Morocco.

There are 120 players competing to earn Ladies European Tour membership for the 2015 season.

The players are split into two. Field A will play round one on the Samanah Course, followed by Al Maaden, whereas Field B will play round one on Al Maaden and round two on Samanah.

Competitors will play two rounds on each course, before the cut to the leading 60 players and ties after 72 holes. The final round will be played on the Samanah Golf Course on 21st December. After the final round the top 30 players and ties will be eligible for Membership in Category 8a while those who have made the cut in positions 31 and below will be eligible for Membership in Category 9b. Players who fail to make the 72-hole cut will be eligible for Membership in Category 12a.

By the numbers:
120 – Number of Players in the Field
21 – Number of players who have amateur status heading into the week
60 (and ties) – Number of players who will make the cut after 72 holes
30 (and ties) – Number of places available in Category 8a
32 – Number of countries represented this week
17 – Number of players from England and Sweden
10 – Number of players from Spain
7 – Number of players from Italy and Finland
6 – Number of players from France
5 – Number of players from Australia, Germany and USA
4 – Number of players from China, Scotland and South Africa
3 – Number of players from Colombia and Switzerland
2 – Number of players from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland and India
1 – Number of players from Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Swaziland and Thailand
3 – Pre-Qualifying winners in the field

The following players led the fields at the three pre-qualifying events:
Sophia Popov (Germany) Pre-Qualifying A in Morocco
Nicole Garcia (South Africa) Pre-Qualifying B in Morocco
Jienalin Zhang (China) Pre-Qualifying C in China

15 – Qualifiers to Final Stage from LET Access Series:
The following players finished in sixth to 20th positions on the 2014 LET Access Series Ranking progress to the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School, thereby skipping the first qualifying event:

Carmen Alonso (Spain)
Maria Beautell (Spain)
Melodie Bourdy (France)
Georgia Hall (England)
Kym Larratt (England)
Melanie Maetzler (Switzerland)
Kiran Matharu (England)
Laura Murray (Scotland)
Emma Nilsson (Sweden)
Caroline Rominger (Switzerland)
Anna Rossi (Italy)
Marta Sanz (Spain)
Jane Turner (Scotland)
Vittoria Valvassori (Italy)
Charlotte Wild (England)

3 – Qualifiers from the top 25 of the World Amateur Ranking:
Annabel Dimmock (England)
Nanna Madsen (Denmark)
Emily Kristine Pedersen (Denmark)

1 – Sister on the Bag: Ladies European Tour member Patricia Sanz is caddying for her sister, Marta, who is trying to join her on tour next year.

1 – Home Heroine: Maha Haddioui, from Agadir, is the only Moroccan in the field and, after finishing 96th on the 2014 ISPS HANDA Order of Merit, she will have plenty of support as she tries to qualify for the LET again next year.


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