Former DU golfer Bruun earns conditional status on Ladies European Tour by placing 37th in Q-school
by Gary Baines
Mariell Bruun will be joining two other former University of Denver golfers on the Ladies European Tour in 2018.
Bruun, a Norwegian who completed her DU career in May, finished 37th after Wednesday’s fifth and last round of the final stage of Q-school in Morocco.
With that showing, Bruun will have conditional status on the LET next year as a rookie. The top 25 finishers earned fully exempt status, while those who made the 72-hole cut but placed 26th or lower will have less desirable category 9B membership in 2018.
Bruun (pictured in a DU athletics photo) posted a five-round total of 1-under-par 359 after recording scores of 71-72-74-72-70. A total of 356 or better was needed to place in the top 25.
Bruun carded five birdies and three bogeys in Wednesday’s final round. She played her final six holes in 3 under par. Bruun had advanced through the first stage of Q-school with a 15th-place finish.
American Casey Danielson defeated Carmen Alonso and amateur Manon Mossel in a playoff to land medalist honors on Wednesday. All three players finished at 14-under 346.
Other former DU players who have LET status moving forward are Ellie Givens and Tonje Daffinrud. Givens finished 70th on the 2017 money list, while Daffinrud was 73rd.
For scores from the final stage of LET Q-school, CLICK HERE.