Garrick Porteous and Andrew Wilson secure DP World Tour cards through Qualifying School
Two of the North East’s top professionals have secured their cards for the DP World Tour in 2024 after finishing in the top-33 at Qualifying School.
Garrick Porteous and Andrew Wilson came through the six-round marathon of Final Qualifying at INFINITUM in Spain – joining 31 other players with scores of 14 under-par of better to secure full playing rights on the DP World Tour next season.
The final day was particularly nail-biting for Garrick, who eagled his 108th and final hole of the week to jump from outside the cut line to inside it – finishing in a tie for 17th place on 15 under-par following rounds of 69, 69, 73, 66, 66 and 70.
Andrew meanwhile posted an 18 under-par total for the week – finishing in a tie for 14th place alongside four-time winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat ¬after his rounds of 69, 70, 69, 69, 65 and 68.
Both Garrick and Andrew had to come through two stages of Qualifying School to retain their playing rights – having finished 219th and 156th respectively in the 2023 Race to Dubai.
Meanwhile, Freddy Schott eagled the final hole to secure a two-stroke victory at Final Stage. The German posted a six under-par round of 65 to finish on 27 under-par for the week, two shots ahead of Italian Filippo Celli. Seven players made it through all three stages of Q School this year – earning their cards after 14 rounds of qualifying.