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Sharmila first Indian to qualify for China LPGA Tour

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nicollet has become the first Indian to qualify for the Ladies

The 26-year-old Bengaluru fought her way back into the tournament in the last two rounds to earn a card for the Tour, which had Women's World rankings points also.

Sharmila, who played on the Ladies before losing her full card, played her three rounds in the CLPGA Tour Qualifying School in 77-73-72 to finish in tied 21st and pick one of the 30 cards available in the 88-field.

The course conditions were tough, but Sharmila, came through it well.

She is planning to play in China, and the LET besides some events on the domestic Hero Women's Pro Tour in India, too. The plan according to her is to work towards collecting points to qualify for

Sharmila's qualification is a continuation of the growth story of Indian as the country's top Aditi Ashok straddles between US LPGA and Ladies and is ranked 78th in the world.

Besides Aditi and Sharmila, Vani Kapoor has a full card on LET, while Amandep Drall, Gaurika Bishnoi and Saaniya Sharma have limited status on the Ladies

said, "I qualified for the CLPGA tour this week in tough conditions on a links course and great competition. It's a good tour apart from Ladies European Tour to get out of my comfort zone and test myself in all weather and course conditions, which I feel will make me a better "

"Also it has world ranking points and I'm trying to work on getting them as much as I can on different tours because of coming up. It has to be well planned. I am now looking forward to some LET events in "

will also be seen in action in some events on the domestic Women's Pro Tour.

In the 54-hole CLPGA Q-School, Australia's Tahnia Ravnjak fired four birdies in the final seven holes, to complete a wire-to-wire victory by three strokes. The rookie pro finished the 54-hole tournament with a two-under 70 for a score of eight-under 208 to top the 88-field in

Chinese amateur Zhang Yue closed with a two-under 70 to finish runner-up. Chinese Taipei's Peng Chieh (70) was third at six strokes back in the tournament where the top-30 players received their full playing card for the 2018 LPGA Tour season.

The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula West Course is a 6,275- yard, par-72 layout designed by

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:00 IST