Kristen Park, Buena Park, CA, shot an opening round 69 in the first round of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School that is being played at Amelkis Golf Club & Al Maaden Golf Resort, Marrakech, Morocco. This, the Pre-Qualifying Stage is being played from December 6-9, 2012. The Final Stage will be December 13-17 at the facilities.
Kristen’s opening round 69 (-3) put her into a tie for 5th place, 3 shots off the lead of Jacqueline Hedwall’s 66. Kristen played the par five’s in 4 under par that included an eagle on number 15. She had 2 birdies and a bogey on the front nine for a 35 (-1). Kristen back 9 started with 3 par’s, followed by 2 back to back bogy’s on 13 and 14. An eagle 3 on the par 5, 15th hole was followed by a birdie on 16, par on 17 and another birdie on 18 to finish with a 34 (-2). Kristen finished strong by going 4 under on her final four hole’s.
The talented 2010, Rolex Player of the Year and five time AJGA Rolex All-American decided to open her professional career by playing in the European Qualifying School.