With just two events left in the season, including the Clipper Logistics Championship at Moor Allerton Golf Club, three of our region’s best young players are still hoping to boost their positions in the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour’s Race To Amendoeria.
While all three are within the top 25 spots in the Race To Amendoeria, they all require a win or top-five finish to push them into the Challenge Tour card spots.
Leading the way is Nick McCarthy (Moortown Golf Club), with two top-three finishes this season. The 29-year-old is currently in 15th place, just shy of £10,000 in prize money this year, and looks the most likely to push into the top 10 and better with a good performance at Moor Allerton and the Tour Championship in Portugal.
James Maw (Rockliffe Hall) has yet to emulate the success of 2016 which saw him win a EuroPro Tour event. However, a top-three finish this season has helped boost his position to 21st, which if he was able to win at Moor Allerton would push him into a stronger position heading into the Tour Championship.
Closely behind Maw in 23rd place is James Simpson (Close House), whose earlier form in the season has faded away somewhat. Since he tied for second place in the Matchroom Sport Championship, the 24-year old has only managed a top-60 finish once.