Five rounds stand between seven of Britain's brightest stars and a coveted spot on the LPGA Tour when Final Qualifying gets underway at LPGA International tomorrow.
At No. 41 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, Georgia Hall will begin the tournament as the highest ranked player in the field, and following a stellar year, in which she made Solheim Cup debut, will be favourite to secure one of the twenty available tour cards for 2018.
Despite the increased attention, she is staying calm and focused.
“Leading up to Solheim, and after that as well, has been a little bit of pressure. I haven’t really felt it,” said Hall. “Like I say, it’s just another tournament week and I’m not going to put any pressure on myself.”
The twenty-one-year-old is no stranger to Q-School, having previously made it through Final Qualifying to earn her LET Tour card. She has since turned heads with her sensational play, heading the LET rankings with one event remaining this season.
“I’ve played tour school for the European Tour and that was five rounds,” said Hall. “Since then I haven’t really done it. I’m just going to take it slowly and be very patient. That’s the key for the week.''
Another player looking to crown her best season to date with a spot on the world's biggest tour is Meghan MacLaren. The former English international stormed to victory in the season-long LETAS Order of Merit this season, as well as recording two top-ten finishes on the Ladies European Tour.
LET veteran Lydia Hall is also hoping to make the move across the Atlantic, buoyed by a runaway victory in the WPGA Order of Merit.
Hannah Burke and Stephanie Meadow will also be in the field as they battle to retain their rights on the US circuit. Meanwhile Gemma Dryburgh and Charlotte Thomas, who plied their trade on the LPGA's second tier circuit, the Symetra Tour, in 2017 will be hoping to gain their promotion onto the big time thru the gruelling 90-hole event.
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