European Tour Q-School – 2019 First Stage Preview & Results

Last Updated – 17th September 2019

I will be following all of the amateur players and some selected Great British & Irish professionals through the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School series.

This article covers FIRST STAGE QUALIFYING which starts on 3rd September and ends on 12th October 2019. It will be updated with the results as each event is completed.

First Stage consists of nine 72 hole stroke play qualifying events split into five Sections, A, B, C, D and E.

Whilst always a moving feast 897 players have currently entered First Stage Qualifying this year with 103 amateurs within this number.

Here are the Section A, B, C, D and E events with a list of all of the players I am following. Competitions still to be played are listed first followed by the results from those already completed: –

COMING UP

17th – 20th September 2019

SECTION C – STOKE BY NAYLAND GOLF & SPA, ENGLAND

Entries – 93 players (inc. 10 amateurs) started. There are  18 qualifying spots.

Tiger ADAMS (ENG) AM
Alasdair CHEYNE (ENG) AM
Jack DAVIDSON (WAL)
Rhys EVANS (WAL) AM
Jack FLOYDD (ENG) AM
Evan GRIFFITH (WAL)
David HAGUE (ENG) AM
Harry HALL (ENG) TURNED PRO 9/19
Curtis KNIPES (ENG) AM
Thriston LAWRENCE (RSA)
Kyle MCCLATCHIE (RSA)
Joshua MCMAHAON (ENG) TURNED PRO 9/19
Bradley NEIL (SCO)
James NEWTON (ENG) AM
Jordan NIEBRUGGE (USA)
Alasdair PLUMB (ENG)
Jordan PRUDEN (NZL) AM
Dagbjatur SIGURBRANDSSON (ISL) AM
Will STEWART (USA) AM
Robin WILLIAMS (ENG) AM
Mark YOUNG (ENG)

Click here for the full – Stoke By Nayland Q-School Results

18th – 21st September 2019

SECTION C – EBREICHSDORF GC, AUSTRIA

Entries – 102 players have entered (inc. 12 amateurs).

Laurenz BAUMGART (GER) AM
Brandon DIETZEL (GER) AM
Thomas DORIER (FRA) AM
Harry ELLIS (ENG)
Gerold FOLK (AUT) TURNED PRO 9/19
Dan HEBENSTREIT (AUT) AM
Alex HIETALA (FIN) AM
Matias HONKALA (FIN) AM
Craig HOWIE (SCO)
Jim JOHNSTON (SCO) AM
Alexander KOPP (AUT) AM
Maximillian LECHNER (AUT) AM
Simon LIDDELL (AUS) AM
Lukas LIPOLD (AUT) TURNED PRO 9/19
Thomas ROSENMÜLLER (GER) AM
Chris ROBB (SCO)
Jakob VAN DE FLIERDT (GER) AM
Darren WALKLEY (ENG)

Click here for the full – Ebreichsdorf Q-School Results

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1st – 4th October 2019

SECTION D – FRILFORD HEATH GC, ENGLAND

Entries – 108 players have entered (inc. 21 amateurs).

Haydn BARRON (AUS) AM
Bradley BAWDEN (ENG) AM
Jamie BOWER (ENG)
Jake BURNAGE (ENG) AM
Brian CASEY (IRL)
Blake COLLYER (AUS) AM
Ryan CORNFIELD (ENG)
Callum FARR (ENG) AM
Ben FIRTH (ENG) AM
JR GALBRAITH (NIR)
Raj GHOSH (USA) AM
Bailey GILL (ENG) AM
Hamish GORN (SCO) AM
Benjamin HALLAM (ENG) AM
Gary HURLEY (IRL)
Ben HUTCHINSON (ENG) AM
Ben JONES (ENG) AM
Joshua KRUMHOLZ (USA) AM
Matty LAMB (ENG) AM
David LANGLEY (ENG) AM
Dan LAWRENCE (SCO) AM
Craig LAWRIE (SCO)
Joe MACILWRAITH (ENG) AM
Paul MCBRIDE (IRL)
Dermot MCELROY (NIR)
Wilco NIENABER (RSA)
Laurie OWEN (ENG) AM
Thomas PLUMB (ENG) AM
Tom SLOMAN (ENG) AM
Ali THURLOW (SCO) AM
Ashton TURNER (ENG)

Click here for the full – Frilford Heath Q-School Results

1st – 4th October 2019

SECTION D – BOGOGNO GOLF RESORT, ITALY

Entries – 111 players have entered (inc. 12 amateurs).

James ALLAN (ENG)
Luca CIANCHETTI (ITA)
Owen EDWARDS (WAL)
Giacomo FORTINI (ITA) AM
Brandon GILDENHUYS (RSA) AM
Stuart GREHAN (IRL)
Cédric GUGLER (SUI) AM
Marc HAMMER (GER) AM
Michael HIRMER (GER) AM
Jeong Weon KO (FRA) AM
Bryden MACPHERSON (AUS)
Stefano MAZZOLI (ITA)
Antonio MURDACA (AUS)
Conor O’ROURKE (IRL)
Andrea ROMANO (ITA) AM
Daniel SCHMIEDING (USA) AM
Loris SCHUEPBACH (SUI) AM
Zachary STANGER (USA) AM
Victor TREHET (FRA) AM
Sasha WORTELBEOR (SUI) AM
Jonathan YATES (IRL)
Federico ZUCCHETTI (ITA)

Click here for the full – Bogogno Q-School Results

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9th – 12th October 2019

SECTION E – GOLF D’HARDELOT, FRANCE

Entries – 121 players have entered (inc. 10 amateurs).

James ADAMS (ENG)
Hugo BERNARD (CAN)
Etienne BRAULT (CAN) AM
Harvey BYERS (ENG) AM
Alex CHRISTIE (ENG) AM
Mathieu ECHELARD (FRA) AM
Tom GANDY (IMN)
Augustin HOLE (USA) AM
Sean LAWRIE (SCO)
Eoin LEONARD (IRL) AM
Sam LOCKE (SCO)
Chris MACLEAN (SCO)
Jack MCDONALD (SCO)
Kevin O’CONNELL (USA) AM
Victor PASTOR (ESP) AM
Marco PENGE (ENG)
Liam PHIPPS (ENG)
Sean TOWNDROW (ENG)
Gaelen TREW (WAL) AM
Ernst Nathanael WINTER (GER) AM

Click here for the full – Hardelot Q-School Results

9th – 12th October 2018

SECTION E – BOM SUCESSO RESORT, PORTUGAL

Entries – 111 players have entered (inc. 10 amateurs).

Simon JUNK (GER) AM
Adrian MARTINEZ (ESP) AM
Dimitri MARY (FRA) AM
Adrian MATA (ESP) AM
Billy MCKENZIE (ENG)
Ronan MULLARNEY (IRL) AM
James NICHOLAS (USA) AM
João Maria PONTES (POR) AM
Adrian QUINTELA (POR) AM
Pablo RODRIGUEZ-TABERNERO (POR) AM
Keagan THOMAS (RSA) AM

Click here for the full – Bom Sucesso Q-School Results

European Tour QS

PLAYED

3rd – 5th September 2019

SECTION A – THE PLAYERS CLUB, ENGLAND

Entries –  86 players (inc. 6 amateurs) started with 20 qualifying (inc. 4 amateurs)

Qualified
Daniel HILLIER (NZL) TURNED PRO 9/19 -13 WINNER 
Kyle MICHEL (AUS) AM -9 T2
Ryan LUMSDEN (SCO) AM -9 T2
Mitch WAITE (ENG) -9 T2
Haider HUSSAIN (ENG) AM -5 11th
Sam BROADHURST (ENG) AM -2 T16

Did Not Qualify
Gian-Marco PETROZZI (ENG) +1 T26
Calum FYFE (SCO) +3 T30
Kieran CANTLEY (SCO) AM +4 T35
Julien SALE (FRA) AM MC
George BLOOR (ENG) MC

Click here for the full – The Players Club Q-School Results

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10th – 13th September 2019

SECTION B – FLEESENSEE G&CC, GERMANY

Entries – 84 players (inc. 12 amateurs) started with 22 qualifying (inc. 5 amateur).

Qualified
Lauri RUUSKA (FIN) -17 WINNER
Will ENEFER (ENG) -12 T4
Jannik DE BRUYN (GER) AM -10 7th
Oliver CLARKE (ENG) -7 T12
Bjarki PETURSSON (ISL) AM -7 -7 T12
Andreas HILLERSBORG (DEN) AM -7 T12
Runar ARNORSSON (ISL) AM -7 T12
Yannik EMMERT (GER) AM -7 T12

Did Not Qualify
Ragnar Mar GARDARSSON (ISL) AM Ev T39
Timo VAHLENKAMP (GER) AM Ev T39
Niklas THEILKEN (GER) AM +5 45th
Aron JUULIUSSON (ISL) AM MC
Will WHITEOAK (ENG) MC
Frederik SCHOTT (GER) AM MC
Nick BACHEM (GER) AM MC
Julian BALLMANN (GER) AM MC

Click here for the full – Fleesensee Q-School Results

10th – 13th September 2019

SECTION B – ARLANDASTAD, SWEDEN

Entries – 57 players (inc. 3 amateurs) started with 15 (inc. 0 amateurs) qualifying.

Qualified
Björn HELLGREN (SWE) -11 WINNER

Did Not Qualify
Jonatan JOLKKONEN (FIN) AM +11 35th
Filip LUNDELL (SWE) AM MC
Saransh Dev SAXENA (USA) AM MC

Click here for the full – Arlandastad Q-School Results

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THE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL SERIES

The European Tour Qualifying School was first played in 1976, four years after the European Tour was founded. What started out as a 72 hole test has grown into potentially a 252 hole marathon.

Nowadays there are three stages of stroke play qualifying, First, Second and Final.

The 2019 European Tour Q-School entrance fee is £1,800 or €2,030 (2018: €2,000).

Some entrants are exempted straight into Second Stage or Final Stage based on their past results and ranking.

One of these exemptions is available to the leading five Q-School entrants as at 21st August 2019, up to a limit of 15th place, in the Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. Despite being ranked #16 on this date Euan WALKER (SCO) has been exempted into Second Stage following the withdrawal after the closing date of David MICHELUZZI (AUS) who was #4 – the place falling to the next exempt player. Conor GOUGH  (ENG) #3 and Ben SCHMIDT (ENG) #13 were also in the top 15 at the cut off but neither had entered Q-School.

First Stage

First Stage consists of nine 72 hole stroke play qualifying events split into five Sections, A, B, C, D and E.

Around 20% of each field, normally 15-30 players, progress from each event. The actual number of places are confirmed after all the players have teed off on Day 1 of each event.

A 54-hole cut, where players need to be within 7 shots of the final allocated qualifying place, reduces the field for the final round. Ties for the final qualifying place at the end of play proceed too.

Second Stage

The Second Qualifying Stage consists of four separate 72-hole events that will be played at Alenda Golf, Club de Golf Bonmont, Desert Springs GC and Las Colinas G&CC, all in Spain, concurrently on 7th-10th November 2019.

El Encin GH on the outskirts of Madrid was announced as a replacement venue for Panoramica G&SR on 9th October. El Encin is a former host of the Madrid Masters and the Challenge Tour’s Challenge de Madrid. Presumably Panoramica failed the final European Tour inspection.

Final Stage

The Final Qualifying Stage consists of 108 holes on the Lakes and Hills Courses at Lumine GC in Tarragona, Spain. Lumine replaced PGA Catalunya Resort in 2017 and will be hosting Final Stage for the second consecutive year. This competition will be played on 15th-20th November 2019.

The leading 25 players (plus those tied for 25th place) in the Final Stage competition will earn Full Membership of The European and Challenge Tours for the 2019 season. On average over the last 5 years the medalist has received 29 European Tour starts whilst the 25th qualifier has garnered 19. Every finishing place matters.

Those who make the 72 hole cut but finish outside the Top 25 will also earn a membership category on the European Challenge Tour.

ME.

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