Top players secure EuroPro Tour cards

Three of the region’s best young golfers have earned playing privileges on the EuroPro Tour for 2021 following the circuit’s qualifying school.

Having progressed through the first stage of qualifying at one of five venues, the players faced a race for playing categories across The Oxfordshire and Studley Wood Golf Club.

Sam Broadhurst produced a nine under-par final round to win the event by five shots as the leading 30 players plus ties earned the top category available (category three). Players finishing 31–60 and ties made it into category six while those placing 61-80 and ties got a place in category 10. The categories system is used to prioritise the players who make it into each event.

Malton & Norton’s David Hague led the region’s charge with a second place finish on 15 under-par as Lindrick’s Bailey Gill finished in a tie for 22nd place alongisde Hexham Golf Club’s Matty Lamb – who will leave his options open for now as you can read on page 4.

Meanwhile, Ramside Hall’s Harrison Proos, Moortown’s David Houlding, City of Newcastle’s Alex Dixon, Penrith’s Tim Dykes, Chester-le-Street’s Will Nimmo and Leeds Golf Centre’s Ben Firth missed the cut at final stage and will have limited access to EuroPro events as part of categories 12 or 14 depending on their final placing. The 2021 EuroPro season gets underway in May at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.