MARRAKESH, MOROCCO — Coming off an impressive second place finish at the Ladies European Tour Pre-Qualifier B last week, Duke University 2018 graduate Leona Maguire is set for the final stage of qualifying from Dec. 16-20 at the Amelkis Golf Club and Palm Golf Ourika in Marrakesh, Morocco.
A total of 115 golfers will play over five rounds for a chance to earn their tour card for the 2019 campaign. The golfers will play two rounds each at both courses, before the field is reduced to 60 golfers and ties for the final round at Amelkis Golf Club on Dec. 20.
Following 90 holes, the leading five players will earn Category 5c membership of the LET, meaning that they will gain entry into most tournaments, while those in positions 6-25 will earn membership in Category 8.
Players who make the cut but finish in positions 26 or lower may still join the LET in Category 9b, but with limited playing opportunities.
Maguire is coming off totaling rounds of 70, 66, 68 and 67 to finish with a 17-under, 271, in the pre-qualifier last week to finish second.
Of the 31 countries represented, there are large contingents from England (21 players), Sweden (14 players), France (10 players) and Switzerland (with eight players). There are seven representatives from each of Germany, India, Scotland and Spain and four from Norway and Japan.