Wilson and Trewhitt secure EuroPro cards for 2022

James Wilson and Ramside Golf Club-attached Jack Trewhitt have earned full playing rights for the 2022 PGA EuroPro Tour following the final round of this year’s Qualifying School at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Both players earned the highest available category for next year’s EuroPro Tour schedule with top 30 finishes. Jack posted a closing six under-par round of 65 to climb into a tie for 22nd place alongside James – who turned professional ahead of Qualifying School following a successful amateur career.

James, who has also started his PGA training and will be based at Tyneside Golf Club with professional Gary Vickers, said: “I’m buzzing to have got the job done and secured full playing rights on the EuroPro Tour for 2022. It’s been a great start to my professional career, shooting under par in every round I’ve played as a pro so far, so there’s a lot to look forward to.

“The environment among the pros is different, particularly going down to Stoke by Nayland after making it through first stage at Longhirst among a lot of local guys. The final stage was far from my best golf, but I’m happy with the way I finished – making an eagle and three birdies in my last five holes to squeeze into the top 30.

“Getting my card on the EuroPro is a great first step. I’ve always wanted to do something in golf, but I’m realistic and understand how hard it is to make it as a tour player. My main focus in the next three years will be my PGA training, while playing some golf locally and on the EuroPro. The PGA course will give me a great base from which to build my career, whatever path that takes long term.”

Meanwhile, Close House-based Christian Brown will have limited playing rights for the 2022 tour after narrowly missing the cut in the final stage of Q School. Thomas Thurloway, Rhys Nevin, and Ross Cameron took joint honours as winners of Q School by one shot.