Sally Watson (pictured) finished tied fifth and Vikki Laing seventh in the 36-hole pre-qualifier for the Evian Championship in France.

LET rookie Ariane Provot of France and amateur Jing Yan from China, winner of the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Prestwick last year, were the two qualifiers for the Evian Championship, one of the ladies' Major tournaments, which will be played at the same venue from 11-14 September.

Provot fired rounds of 68 and 69 to end in first spot on 137, five-under-par.
Yan tied for second with Caroline Afonso on three-under but Yan made par on the first play-off hole to clinch her place in what will be the season’s fifth major championship after Afonso bogeyed the hole.

Sally Watson had rounds of 71-72 for joint fifth place 143 while Vikki Laing, who tied for the first-round lead with a 68, slumped to a 77 for seventh place on 145.

EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP PRE-QUALIFIER
Evian les Bains, France

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 144 (2x72)
137 Ariane Provot (Fra) 68 68
139 Jing Yan (Chi) (am) 70 69, Caroline Afonso (France) 67 72 (Yan won sudden-death play-off at first extra hole).
140 Mathiloda Cappeliez (Fra) (am) 69 71
143 Sally Watson (Sco) 71 72, Louise Larsson (Swe) 69 74
145 Vikki Laing (Sco) 68 77


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