Friday 7 December 2018

Scot Rachael Taylor sharing lead at LET Q School prelim in Morocco

By Colin Farquharson 

Airdrie-born Rachael Taylor figured in a triple tie for two-stroke first-round lead in the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School preliminary competition at Amelkis Golf Club, Morocco today (Friday).

The Scot shot a six-birdie, bogey-free score of 66 with gains at the fifth, 11th, 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th to share the pole position with Nadine Dreher (Austria) and Sweden's Linnea Strom. 

Next best Scot was Alison Muirhead, one of five players sharing fourth place on 68. 

Heather Stirling was in joint 27th place in a field of 70 competitors overnight after a par-matching 72.
Grantown-on-Spey's Hannah McCook shared 35th place with a 73 but Aboyne amateur Kimberley Beveridge had an error-strewn 79 which left her in joint 63rd position. She had double bogeys at the par-3 fifth and par-5 ninth in halves of 41-38, which did not contain a single birdie.
The eliminating competition is over five rounds.

par 72
66 N Dreher (Aut), L Strom (Swe), R Taylor (Sco).
68 C H Leathem (Eng), F Moerk (Swe), T Malik (India), A Muirhead (Sco), M Cappeliez (Fra).
70 Leona Maguire (Ire) (T11)
72 H Stirling (Sco) (T27)
73 H McCook (Sco) T35)
74 Lisa Maguire (Ire), S Lamb (Eng) (T39)
70 K Beveridge (Sco) (T63)