Bristow, Perry make solid starts in qualifying

Last updated 11:15 14/12/2012

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New Zealand golfers Cathryn Bristow and Emily Perry have both made positive starts to the final stage qualifying event for the 2013 Ladies European Tour.

The pair both opened the five-round tournament with two-under par rounds of 70 to be among a host of players tied for 25th after the first round in Marrakech, Morocco, today.

Playing the Al Maaden Golf Resort course, Perry, the former New Zealand amateur representative who has only just turned professional, bogeyed the par-four first hole but had three birdies and 14 pars across the remainder of her round.

She is nicely positioned alongside Bristow, the Auckland lefthander having played the Amelkis Resort course in her first round.

The 141-strong field is spilt over the two courses for the first four days, playing two rounds on each of the courses. After 72 holes, a cut at 60 plus ties precedes the fifth and final round on the Al Maaden Golf Resort to decide the top 30 full cards plus ties on offer for the 2013 season.

Among the hopefuls this week is American 22-year-old Cheyenne Woods, a niece of Tiger Woods, who opened with a one-under 71 to share 46th after the first round.

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