Just heard from Carly and she is overjoyed with her result. She is delighted to be starting a fresh new adventure and is ready to take on the challenge. She did say she was sorry she wouldnt be able to play in any more jambouree's but said they were 'good times'
Well done Carly we will watch you will interest and pride.
We all knew in P&K what a magnificent talent we had in Carly Booth and now she has proved it amongst the best in Europe. Carly has not only been placed in the top 30 qualifiers but has finished in an amazing 14th overall and 5th amateur with a 5 under par 289. A brilliant finish.
We are all so very proud of her achievements and hope that LET allow her to do what she has always wanted to do and that is to be a professional golfer and compete on the European Tour.
Congratulations also go to Kylie Walker who has also gained full playing rights by finishing in 9th overall and 3rd amateu . We will, ofcourse, have to wait to hear if both players are going to take the next step to being professionals. But whatever the decision our warmest congratulations go to them.
After a bit of a wet and snowy weekend where play was suspended on Saturday leaving yesterday a catch up day with two rounds, Carly has come up trumps. She is currently sitting in joint 8th position going into the final round. As I explained earlier only 30 full cards (category 8) are available, although those players finishing in positions 31-50 can take a lower category of membership which will give them a number of starts, but how many cannot be guaranteed.However as Carly is only 17 LET Press Officer Bethan Cutler has stated that if Carly came through Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Qualifying School with LET playing rights for the 2010 season, she "would have to seek special dispensation to compete before her 18th birthday (on June 21, 2010). It would be reviewed and the decision would be down to Alexandra Armas (the LET chief executive). The tour treats every qualifier on a case by case basis and takes the decision very seriously." So we will have to await their decision.
Fellow Scot Kylie Walker shared the best round score yesterday with 68 and is sitting in joint 6th and the good news is that both Scots are out together at 1pm this afternoon for the final round.
P&K send the very best wishes to both. Here's hoping they both receive an early Christmas Present!
Team member Carly Booth made a fantastic start to the final stages of the LET quaifying round. Carly returned a magnificant 3 under par 70 to be placed joint 9th. Her round consisted of 6 birdies at 1 4 7 9 12 and 18. Carly amazing length helped her birdie 3 out of 5 of the par 5 holes. Carly did bogey 2, 3 and 10 which were a par 3 and two par 4's.
Fellow scot Kylie Walker also had a good day finishing joint 26th on 1 under par.
The P&K Winter Coaching Squads for 2009/2010 have been announced. They are as follows:
Carly Booth (Comrie) Alex Bushby (Blairgowrie) Dawn Butchart (Strathmore) Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam) Jill Milne (Craigiehill) Annabel Niven (Crieff) Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) Laura Walker (Muckhart) Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) Julie White (Auchterarder) Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) Not available for coaching in the UK at present: Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) and Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder).
Again we are very lucky to have such a great squad of girls both and at senior and junior level. The first Senior Coaching Session took place on Sunday at Gleneagles when the girls were put their paces on long game and shot making. The day was very successful and the players are all looking forward to the next session in the new year.
Team member Carly Booth has sailed through the first round of the LET qualifying and is now set to play tomorrow in the Final Qualifying stages over four rounds at La Manga.
Carly returned scores of 74 73, 74 for six-over 221 and finished in joint 21st. Fellow Scot Kylie Walker also made it through the first round finishing a very impressive joint 10th. P&K also wish Kylie well tomorrow when she along with Carly join the top 46 players from this qualifying round, making a field of 84 for the final stage. After three rounds at Final Qualifying, a cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties, following which the order of exemption will be finalised on the last day.
Only 30 full cards (category 8) are available, although those players finishing in positions 31-50 can take a lower category of membership which will give them a number of starts.
Following another solid round of 73 Carly is currently sitting in joint 20th position and will comfortably make the cut of 70 who will play in the final round of stage one. The top 46 from tomorrow progress to stage two.
Fellow Scot Kylie Walker will also play tomorrow she is currently tied 10th.
Team member Carly Booth was today scheduled to take part in the first day's play of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School at La Manga, Spain however play was called off because of high winds and heavy rain. The first round will now take place tomorrow.
Although Carly is only 17 and technically too young to play on the LET her +3 handicap more than deserves her a place in the field. She will make up a small band of scots who are taking part this week, the other two are Kylie Walker who along with Carly is a member of the Curtis Cup short leet for the 2010 match in the United States, and North of Scotland women's amateur champion Katy McNicoll who is now a professional. Glasgow's Gemma Webster, who turned professional in the States following her graduation from Ohio State University, did enter Stage 1 but withdrew during the past week. Also Clare Queen and Pamela Feggans, who also finished outside the top 90 in the LET money table for 2009, will join the qualifiers from Stage 1 in the Final Stage over 72 holes.
A total of 166 players are targeting a place on the 2010 Ladies European Tour. Only 30 full cards are available at the end of seven rounds, although those players finishing in positions 31-50 can take a lower category of membership.
Qualifying School is known as one of golf’s most nerve-wracking events, as dreams of earning a living on tour can either be made or shattered.
Stage I is being played over La Manga’s North and South courses over the next three days. After 36 holes, a cut will be made to the leading 70 players and ties. The final round of Stage I will be played on Wednesday over the North Course.
The leading 46 players will be progress to Stage 2, Final Qualifying, to be played over the South Course, with a practise round on December 17.
A field of 84 competitors will contest the Final Qualifying stage over four rounds from Friday to next Monday (December 18-21). After three rounds a cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties, following which the order of exemption will be finalised on the last day.
My thanks go to Colin Farquarson for all the details regarding this event.
We wish Carly well and I will keep you as much up to date as possible.