Three British players, Rachael Taylor, Alison Knowles and Charlotte Thomas made it through the first round at Stage I of LPGA Qualifying Tournament last week in California.

A total of 92 players advanced out of Stage I and the cut was made at 6-over, 278.

They included Germany-based Scot Rachael Taylor, an amateur, who shot 76, 67, 73 and 72 for a total of 288 and a T27 finish.

Also North-east of England's Alixon Knowles, also an amateur. She qualified for Stage 2 in T65 position on 293 with scores of 70, 74, 78 and 71.

Finally, Curtis Cup amateur Charlotte Thomas, pictured left during the Dun Laoghaire match, made it through in T78 position with scores of 73, 72, 73 and 76 for 294.

Daniela Darquea (Quito, Ecuador) carded a 2-under, 70, her fourth consequtive under-par round, on Sunday to earn medallist honours with a four-day total of 10-under, 278.

She was the only player, in a field that started at 347, to post four straight under-par rounds. Princess Superal (Dasmarinas City, Philippines), the 2014 U.S. Junior Girls’ Amateur champion and Sarah Schmelzel (Phoenix, Ariz.), a Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American at South Carolina, finished in a tie for second at 9-under, 279. The youngest player in the field, 17-year-old Nasa Hataoka (Japan) finished fourth at 8-under, 280.

Credit- Cal Carson Golf Agency

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