Pamela Pretswell is competing in the Murcia Open at La Manga, Spain, which is a professional event. She is retaining her amateur status until she sees how she fares at the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School over the same course in early January.
Pamela is joint eighth in a field of 82 players, five shots behind the 21-year-old Spanish leader, Carlota Ciganda, a rookie pro from Pamplona, after the first round.
Pamela would have been at least two shots closer but for a double bogey 6 at the 14th. Pamela had a mid-round slump when she dropped four shots between the ninth and 15th but she had started well with birdies at the third and long fourth.
She also finished strongly with birdies at the 16th and long 18th to match the par of 73.