How did the 2013 Q-School Graduates Get On ?

18th November 2014

European Tour QS

This time last year 27 players obtained a Category 15 Card via the Final Q-School event at PGA Catalunya.

So how did last year’s European Tour graduates get on in 2014 ?

Following last weekend’s Turkish Airlines Open The Race To Dubai (R2D) Rankings now confirm the following results: –
2 – Finished R2D Top 60, qualifying for the DP World Tour Championship.
6 – Finished R2D 66th – 111th, securing a Cat. 10 2015 ETCard.
1 – Finished R2D > 111th but won a 2014 ET winner (Cat. 5 membership).
9 – Finished R2D > 111th, currently playing at Final Q-School.
6 – Finished R2D > 145th, failed to progress from Second Stage Q-School.
3 – Finished R2D > 145th, status / plans currently unclear.

Therefore: –
30% of the players retained their European Tour cards for the 2015 season.
4% won a tournament and therefore have some 2015 playing rights.
33% can still salvage the year by coming through Final Q-School this week.
33% are already seeking alternative playing options for next year.

The two ‘stars’ were Fabrizio Zanotti (33rd) and Wade Ormsby (49th), the latter playing his way into the Tour Championship last week in Turkey.

If proof were required of the high standards required here it is.  The message seems to be Q-School may be hard to get through but staying on the European Tour thereafter is even harder.  Let no one tell you that the life of a professional golfer is anything other than a tough one.

The specific player results were as follows: –

1. Carlos DEL MORAL (Spa) -26
R2D €217,778 (113th) – 29 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

2. Fabrizio ZANOTTI (Par) -21
R2D €1,004,024 (33rd) – 27 events / TOP 60 CARD RETAINED

3. Marco CRESPI (Ita) -15
R2D €241,717 (105th) – 26 events / TOP 111 CARD RETAINED

4. Gary STAL (Fra) -14
R2D €294,998 (89th) – 25 events / TOP 111 CARD RETAINED

5. Mikael LUNDBERG (Swe) -13
R2D €269,690 (96th) – 24 events / TOP 111 CARD RETAINED

6. Adrien SADDIER (Fra) -13
R2D €176,547 (127th) – 27 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

7. John HAHN (USA) -13
R2D €197,124 (120th) – 22 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

8. Connor ARENDELL (USA) -12
R2D €19,073 (219th) – 13 events / WEB.COM Q-SCHOOL

9. Wade ORMSBY (Aus) -12
R2D €741,089 (49th) – 27 events / TOP 60  CARD RETAINED

10. Stuart MANLEY (Wal) -12
R2D €182,305 (125th) – 29 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

11. James MORRISON (Eng) -12
R2D €302,098 (88th) – 28 events / TOP 111 CARD RETAINED

12. James HEATH (Eng) -11
R2D €111,257 (151st) – 23 events / SECOND STAGE Q-SCHOOL (T21)

13.  Simon WAKEFIELD (Eng) -11
R2D €135,575 (142nd) – 26 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

14. Jens DANTORP (Swe) -11
R2D €85,408 (154th) – 23 events / SECOND STAGE Q-SCHOOL (T56)

15. Brinson PAOLINI (USA) -11
R2D €50,103 (177th) – 23 events / SECOND STAGE Q-SCHOOL (T41)

16. Patrik SJÖLAND (Swe) -11 / UNKNOWN
R2D €61,957 (168th) – 17 events

17. Kevin PHELAN (Ire) -10
R2D €174,382 (129th) – 26 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

18. Andreas HARTØ (Den) -10
R2D €73,299 (163rd) – 26 events / SECOND STAGE Q-SCHOOL (T58)

19. Daniel BROOKS (Eng) -10
R2D €138,641 (140th) – 24 events / WON 2014 MADEIRA OPEN (CAT. 5)

20. Thomas PIETERS (Bel) -10
R2D €332,371 (83rd) – 27 events / TOP 111 CARD RETAINED

21. Lucas BJERREGAARD (Den) -10
R2D €291,549 (90th) – 26 events / TOP 111 CARD RETAINED

22. Jason KNUTZON (USA) -9
R2D €119,040 (149th) – 21 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

23. Mikko KORHONEN (Fin) -9
R2D €174,775 (128th) – 21 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

24. Estanislao GOYA (Arg) -9
R2D €136,954 (141st) – 21 events / AT FINAL Q-SCHOOL

25. Jack DOHERTY (Sco) -9
R2D €51,630 (175th) – 22 events / SECOND STAGE Q-SCHOOL (T27)

26. Adam GEE (Eng) -9
R2D €117,527 (150th) – 23 events / SECOND STAGE Q-SCHOOL (T21)

27. Alistair FORSYTH (Sco) -9
R2D €83,020 (157th) – 24 events / UNKNOWN

ME.

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