European Tour Q-School – 2016 First Stage Preview

11th September 2016

The 2016 European Tour Qualifying School starts this week, on Tuesday 13th September.

The First Qualifying Stage consists of eight separate 72-hole events which are split into four Sections, A, B, C and D. Each Section, consisting of two qualifiers, will be played weekly over the next three weeks. The number of players that will progress to the Second Stage will be announced shortly after each event starts. It is normally around 25% of the field. There are 54-hole cuts at each First Stage qualifier; only those players who are within 7 shots of the final allocated qualifying place play the final round.

From an amateur perspective the leading five Q-School entrants as at 31st August 2016, up to a limit of 15th place in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, are exempted into the Second Stage. As such Jack HUME (IRE), Scott GREGORY (ENG) and Grant FORREST (SCO) do not need to contest the First Stage, having been exempted into the Second.

The Second Qualifying Stage consists of four separate 72-hole events that will be played in Spain on 4th-7th November 2016.

The Final Qualifying Stage consists of 108 holes at PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain. This competition will be played on 12th-17th November 2016.

Each player has to pay an entrance fee of €1,800 to compete.

European Tour QS

As in previous years I will be following the Q-School series, mainly focussing on the amateur and some selected pro entries from Great Britain & Ireland.

Here is a summary, by no means exclusive, of who we have to look forward to following at the First Stage over the coming weeks.

FIRST QUALIFYING STAGE

SECTION A – THE ROXBURGHE, SCOTLAND (13-16 September)
90 ENTRIES

1. Tomasz ANDERSON (ENG)
2. Ewen FERGUSON (SCO)
3. Gary HURLEY (IRE)
4. Liam JOHNSTON AM (SCO)
5. Paul KINNEAR AM (ENG)
6. Jack MCDONALD (SCO)
7. Jimmy MULLEN (ENG)
8. Conor O’ROURKE AM (IRE)
9. Gary REID AM (SCO)
10. Steven ROBINS AM (ENG)
11. Jamie SAVAGE (SCO) Turned Pro ahead of Q-School
12. Cormac SHARVIN (IRE)
13. Cameron SHAW AM (ENG)
14. Toby TREE (ENG)
15. Daniel YOUNG (SCO)

Click here for the – Roxburghe Q-School Entries

SECTION A – FLEESENSEE, GERMANY (13-16 September)
86 ENTRIES

1. Jeroen KRIETEMEIJER AM (NED)

Click here for the – Fleesensee Q-School Entries

SECTION B – EBREICHSDORF, AUSTRIA (20-23 September)
104 ENTRIES

1. Richard BRIDGES (IRE)
2. Bradley NEIL (SCO)
3. Robin SCIOT-SIEGRIST (FRA)

Click here for the – Ebreichsdorf Q-School Entries

SECTION B – COLLINGTREE PARK, ENGLAND (20-23 September)
109 ENTRIES

1. Ben AMOR AM (ENG)
2. George BLOOR AM (ENG)
3. Colm CAMPBELL JR AM (IRE)
4. Ashley CHESTERS (ENG)
5. Jamie DICK (ENG)
6. Will ENEFER AM (ENG)
7. Tom DOLAN AM (ENG)
8. Dermot MCELROY (IRE)
9. George MULLINS (ENG)
10. Thomas NEVE AM (ENG)
11. Mitchel SARLING AM (ENG)
12. Jonathan THOMSON (ENG)

Click here for the – Collingtree Park Q-School Entries

SECTION C – RIBAGOLFE, PORTUGAL (27-30 September)
98 ENTRIES

1. Craig KIETSWETTER AM (ENG)
2. Gavin MOYNIHAN (IRE)
3. Thomas PERROT AM (FRA)
4. Jack SINGH BRAR AM (ENG)
5. Jonathan THOMSON (ENG)
6. Albert VENTER AM (RSA)

Click here for the – Ribagolfe Q-School Entries

SECTION C – HARDELOT, FRANCE (27-30 September)
110 ENTRIES

1. Matthew ALDEN AM (ENG)
2. Nicholas MAHEUT AM (FRA)
3. Jackson MASSEY AM (ENG)
4. Michael SAUNDERS (ENG)
5. Gregoire SCHOEB AM (FRA)
6. Harrison WOAN AM (ENG)

Click here for the – Hardelot Q-School Entries 

SECTION D – BOGOGNO, ITALY (4-7 October)
110 ENTRIES

1. James ALLAN (ENG)
2. Rowan CARON AM (NED)
3. Ugo COUSSARD AM (FRA)
4. Mathias EGGENBERGER AM (SUI)
5. Mario GALIANO AGUILAR AM (ESP)
6. Brain KELLY AM (IRE)

Click here for the – Bogogno Q-School Entries

SECTION D – FRILFORD HEATH, ENGLAND (6-9 October)
111 ENTRIES

1. David BOOTE AM (WAL)
2. Jamie BOWER AM (ENG)
3. Adam CHAPMAN AM (ENG)
4. Joe DEAN (ENG)
5. Owen EDWARDS AM (WAL)
6. Nathan KIMSEY (ENG)
7. Craig LAWRIE (SCO)
8. Nick MARSH (ENG)
9. Haydn MCCULLEN (ENG)
10. Mark MORRISSEY AM (IRE)
11. Robin PETERSSON AM (SWE)
12. Patrick RUFF AM (ENG)
13. Henry SHERIDEN-MILLS AM (ENG)
14. Billy SPOONER (ENG)
15. Ashton TURNER AM (ENG)
16. Ben WHEELER (ENG)

Click here for the – Frilford Heath Q-School Entries

ME

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