Scotland’s Alison Muirhead took control of the Pre-Qualifier for the 2020 LET season after firing a sensational career best seven-under-par 64 over the North Course at La Manga Club in Cartagena, Spain.
The 21-year-old from Scotland moved to nine-under-par and opened up a five shot lead heading into the final round. A delighted Muirfield reflected: “I started pretty slow on the front nine and made the turn in one-under-par. Ironically, on my back nine the wind picked up but so did my game.
“I birdied the tenth hole and it really gave me momentum. The highlight of my round came at the par-5 12th hole which I eagled. I hit a superb four iron from 225 yards and rolled in a 25 foot putt. Coming down the stretch I played some excellent golf and rolled in four more birdies.”
Alison, was born in Johannesburg and currently lives in Dubai where she practices at Jumeirah Golf Estates. She added on a memorable day in Spain: “The North Course is a tough test and has some narrow tee shots. I have been working hard on my game and I am so happy to shoot my best ever score when it really matters. There is still a lot of golf to be played but this has given me a lot of confidence. My Mum is here watching and I’m sure will be ecstatic for me.”
The top 60 players and ties will make it through to final stage of Qualifying which will be played over the North and South courses 22nd – 26th September. Alison has been impressed by the facilities that La Manga Club has to offer: “We are staying in a villa which is located just a two minute walk from the golf club. The practice facilities are fantastic and both courses are in spectacular condition. There are loads of excellent restaurants on the resort. It is a great venue and I am looking forward to continue challenging myself against these great players.”
Sweden’s Emelie Borggren, who held the overnight lead, sits in second position on four-under-par, with England’s Cara Gainer currently third on three-under-par. Former Solheim Cup player Becky Brewerton, England’s Alice Hewson and Malaysia’s Ainil Bakar are all in the mix in tied fourth position on two-under-par.