PGA A Class Member, Monique Smit from the Southern Eastern Cape Region recently competed in the Ladies European Tour Qualifying school.
Here is her story:
My scores in the final qualifier at the La Manga Golf Club in Spain were 74, 70, 74, 73 and 74 for a +4 total after the 5 rounds. But we were 4 players tied on T-20th position with only 1 full card reaming for the 2020 season. It went to a play off between us 4 ladies, with myself and a french pro Manon Gidali both birdieing the 1st play off hole on the par 5 18th, thus eliminating the other two players. We replayed the 18th hole, Manon missed her birdie putt and I had about 8 feet left for mine. I had fellow pro Clara Pietri who is a swiss professional caddy for me on the last day, and her advice was just its half a ball left, and it was. I held the putt for birdie to secure the last full card on the LET. I could not have done it without the help of my coach Peter Berman over the last few months, and I look forward to the journey ahead of us! The next stop for me is the Sunshine Ladies Tour at the SuperSport Ladies Challenge in Sun City!