Louise Duncan signed off the year in style by securing a card for next year’s Ladies European Tour at the Final Qualifying Stage of Tour School at La Manga in Spain.
With the top 20 and ties winning full cards for 2023, Louise birdied the final hole to finish in a tie for 17th place, and with that earned her place at the top tier of Ladies European golf for next season.
This result is the culmination of a tough final fortnight where her form and scores have improved with every round. She started the Final Stage of Qualifying School with a disappointing 10 over par first round, so to bounce back from this and secure a top 20 finish is not just a great performance, but it reflects the focus and determination that she has, and with her undoubted golfing talent, the next few years will be very exciting.
Having turned professional at this year’s Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at Dundonald, Louise has continued to show that she always performs on the highest stage, and can produce her best form when it matters.
Caddying for her at La Manga was University of Stirling Director of Golf, Dean Robertson. Whilst a student at Stirling, Louise benefited from the wealth of experience and knowledge that Dean was able to offer her. There is no doubt that having Dean on the bag was a huge support to Louise, and her success in the first 6 month’s as a professional is a great reflection of the work carried out by the golf team at the University of Stirling.
Still only 22 years old, Louise now takes a well-earned break over Christmas before she starts planning the next stage of her professional career.