Siem Reap, Cambodia: Faldo Design’s award-winning Angkor Golf Resort will once more be the venue for a Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying School pre-qualifier.
To be staged from November 7-10, the event is expected to attract ambitious female players from around the region who are seeking to make their mark on the international game.
“It is a great privilege to host the LET Q-School here in Cambodia for a third year in succession,” said Alan Martin, Head Professional at Angkor Golf Resort, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
He added: “We look forward to welcoming aspiring Tour professionals from around the region and beyond. Our course is presented in top condition year-round and will again prove a stern test for the ladies.”
Located just five minutes from Siem Reap International Airport and 10 minutes from Siem Reap City Centre and the famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Golf Resort is widely regarded as Cambodia’s premier golfing venue.
“Congratulations to Angkor Golf Resort. It’s good to see the course maturing as time goes by. I visited this site on numerous occasions and take great pride in the work we did there,” said Sir Nick Faldo, whose Faldo Design company is an Associate Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“The fairways are typically generous but our bunkering style is impressively bold. The greens have plenty of subtle undulations, rewarding and encouraging a variety of approach shots. I look forward to seeing how the players fare at the qualifying event,” he added.
Following its pre-qualifiers in Cambodia and at Palm Golf Marrakech Palmeraie (November 1-4) and Amelkis Golf Club (December 7-10), the LET Qualifying School will reach its climax in Marrakech, Morocco, where the Final Stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School will be played for the seventh consecutive season in mid-December.
Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, who won the first Lalla Aicha Tour School at Al Maaden in 2012, is now a two-time Major champion who has twice held the world number one spot.
She, along with the 2014 and 2015 medallists, Aditi Ashok of India and Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen, have won multiple tournaments and played in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, the winner in 2016, advanced directly to the European Solheim Cup team.