6th November 2018 | Sunshine Tour
Three SA players through to European Tour Q-School Final Stage
Still fresh from his win at the Sibaya Challenge last month, Louis de Jager has made it to the list of 95 players through to the Final Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School, joining 61 exempt players at Lumine Golf Club, from November 10-15.
De Jager, alongside two fellow South Africans – Bryce Easton and Jean-Paul Strydom – secured their spots after finishing well during the Second Qualifying Stages in Spain on Monday and they among the players who will join other players from the European Challenge Tour and European Tour who are all striving for a life-changing European Tour card for next season.
De Jager who played at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club, finished in a share of eighth on 12-under-par 272 after rounds of 69, 67, 69 and 67. Easton – on the same course – finished tied 13th on nine-under-par 275 after rounds of 70, 68, 70 and 67. There were 23 qualifiers there.
Strydom played at Desert Springs Golf Club where he finished tied 14th on nine-under-par 279 after rounds of 68, 67, 70 and 74. The Durbanville Golf Club player is among 24 players who qualified there.
Also of interest to Sunshine Tour fans was the fact that Cape Town Open champion Rhys Enoch of Wales played his way into Final Stage. He finished 12th on 10-under-par at Las Colinas. Another Sunshine Tour regular, England’s Toby Tree, finished in a share of sixth at El Encin.
Since 1976, the European Tour Qualifying School has been held at the end of each season to establish which players, not otherwise exempt, will gain their playing privileges on the Tour for the following season through a qualifying competition. A player progressing through all three stages will have to play 252 holes under the most intense pressure.
The leading 25 players (plus those tied for 25th place) will earn membership of the European Tour for the following season.