Australasians through at LET Q School
BY Bruce Young | 18 Dec 2012
Australians Nikki Campbell, Whitney Hillier and Sarah King and New Zealander Cathryn Bristow have earned playing rights for the Ladies European Tour in 2013, the quartet this week surviving the 90 hole qualifying process in Morocco.
For Campbell, the 2002 Australian Amateur Champion, who finished runner-up in this week’s test, her success offers a change of direction after ten years playing the Japan Ladies Tour where she won two titles.
West Australian Hillier, who only recently turned professional after a successful amateur career, she gets the opportunity to play a significant professional tour in her rookie year as a professional. Hillier has had a great year in 2012 winning the Lake Macquarie Amateur and the Riverside Cup and made the Australian Espirito Santo side.
26 year old South Australian, King, turned professional in mid 2012 and like Hillier gets a great chance to quickly develop her career by having a tour to play on in her first year as a professional. King’s significant amateur victories included the Dunes Medal and the South Australian Amateur Championship.
New Zealander left hander Bristow played collegiate golf in the US, turned professional in 2009 and had conditional status on the LPGA Tour in 2012.
While these were the success stories spare a thought for the talented Victorian Breanna Elliott who was well enough placed through 54 of the 90 holes but fell away over the closing 36 holes. Elliott also narrowly missed her full card at the recent LPGA Tour School in Florida.
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