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Sharmila up for ladies European Tour

Sharmila Nicollet clinched the 30th and final spot on the Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifiers Final stage with a birdie that may well be the start of stardom for the Bangalore golfer.

other Updated: Jan 19, 2012 23:18 IST

Sharmila Nicollet clinched the 30th and final spot on the Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifiers Final stage with a birdie that may well be the start of stardom for the Bangalore golfer. Co-leader after the first and second rounds, Sharmila endured some tense moments as she birdied from six feet on the third play-off hole at the South Course.

The 20-year-old becomes the youngest Indian and only the second after Smriti Mehra to earn a full card on the LET. Smriti had done it in the mid-1990s.

In what was easily the most testing time of her career, Sharmila played 165 holes, nine rounds and three holes in the play-off, in 12 days.

On the third play-off hole, Sharmila had two putts for a birdie from the right edge of the ninth green. She nailed the final six-footer and sealed the 30th and final card.