Tour’s return

The PGA EuroPro Tour will return to the region twice in 2018 following another successful year in the North East and Yorkshire.

The tour will return to Northumberland and Longhirst Hall Golf Club on July 4-6 before heading to Yorkshire and Moor Allerton Golf Club the following week (July 11-13).

The first stage of Qualifying School for 2018 takes place at six venues, including Moor Allerton, on March 28-29 with Final Qualifying School at Frilford Heat April 4-6.

Daniel Godding, chief executive of the PGA EuroPro Tour, said: “I am delighted with the schedule we have built for the 2018 season. We are welcomed back to some superb venues which have previously hosted in addition to some fantastic new courses.

“Last year was again a superb year for some EuroPro alumni on the Challenge and European Tours. With the pool of talent currently developing on our tour combined with the quality of courses set for 2018, the upcoming season will test the best young golfers in Europe and develop them into future stars.”

The 2018 season begins on May 16 at Oxfordshire’s Frilford Heath Golf Club as some of the sport’s brightest stars compete for more than £1.2m across the season, in addition to the five Challenge Tour spots up for grabs for the 2019 season.