Loretto indoor centre boosts Scot’s LET Tour card bid

Jane Turner believes a new indoor golf centre in Scotland has boosted her hopes of securing a step up to the Ladies European Tour next season.

Jane Turner is bidding to win a Ladies European Tour card. Picture: Contributed

The Edinburgh woman joins four of her compatriots – Gemma Dryburgh, Kelsey MacDonald, Michele Thomson and Alyson McKechin – in the circuit’s Qualifying School final starting today in Morocco.

The target in the five-round test at Amelkis Golf Club & Samanah Country Club in Marrakech is to secure a full card for the 2016 campaign by finishing in the top 30 and ties.

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“I went to the earliest pre-qualifying so I had five weeks to work hard and prepare myself for the final,” said Turner,
a two-times British Universities’ champion. “I’ve been out on the course as much as possible but, on the days where there has been heavy rain and strong winds, I am very grateful that Loretto Golf Academy have given me access to their new indoor centre.

“The facilities are excellent and let me work on all aspects of my game.

“The greatest advantage was being able to practise my putting and short game on greens that are more realistic.”

MacDonald faces this test after falling five spots short of hanging on to her card despite a valiant last throw of the dice in Dubai.