Stacy Lee Bregman carded a two-over-par 73 on Thursday in the first round of the Ladies European Tour’s Qualifying School Final Qualifier at Real Golf La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain to take up a share of 28th in the 90-hole marathon
Bregman made three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey in her round on the par-71 North Course at the club as, for the first four rounds, competitors will alternate between the North and South courses. The final round will be played on the South Course after a cut to 65 players and ties after 72 holes.
France’s Yvie Chaucheprat posted a bogey-free opening round of 67 (four-under on the South Course) to lead by one shot from England’s Meghan MacLaren, who fired a round of 70 (three-under) on the South Course.
The stakes are high for Bregman: the top 20 players after 90 holes will get into category 11 on the LET, while those from 21-50th will be in category 15. Players finishing outside the top 50 will slot into category 18.