New Zealand's Cathryn Bristow's final round of 75 was enough to secure her card on the Ladies European Tour in 2014.
Bristow carded rounds of 70, 74, 70, 70 and 75 to finish at one-under-par and tied for 15th position. At the end of an emotional and nerve-wracking five days in Marrakech a total of 31 players finished on two-over-par or better, earning Category a Membership of the LET for the 2014 season.
Norway's Caroline Martens saved the best until last as she fired an eight-under-par 64 during the fifth and final round of Lalla Aicha Tour School for the 2014 Ladies European Tour season in Morocco.
The 26-year-old posted eight birdies at Samanah Golf Club in Marrakech on a warm and breezy day to end eight strokes ahead of the field on 13-under-par.
“It feels fantastic. I played ridiculously well and didn’t make any mistakes out there. I was striking the ball perfect, I was putting well. It was a fantastic round of golf: the best I’ve ever played,” said Martens, who had her mother, Ingrid, on caddie duties.
“The one word I kept on thinking on every shot, every day, was patience. Like, ‘It’s a marathon of a week, I have to be patient; it’s not over until it’s over. Even on the last putt on 18, I just kept saying to myself, I need to be patient, I need to be patient, just breathe, take one shot at a time, don’t get ahead of yourself and enjoy the moment really.”
Having previously held Category 9b membership of the LET in 2012, Martens kept competitive by playing on the LET Access Series in 2013, but dislocated both of her shoulders during a tournament in Sweden in early September.
Sally Watson of Scotland and Germany’s Steffi Kirchmayr shot rounds of 68 and 73 respectively to share second on five-under-par.
A stroke further back were Swedish pair Josephine Janson and Viva Schlasberg, who tied for fourth with amateur Nobuhle Dlamini, who qualified to become the LET’s first representative from Swaziland.
Australians Adriana Brent and Maggie Yuan finished tied 44th and 47th respectively.