The exhausting First Stage on the road to the 2018 European Tour has commenced with a number of players who featured recently at the Northern Territory PGA Championship - presented by Cazalys Palmerston; in action over the coming weeks.
The Qualifying School is held in three stages - dependent on the entrant's status - at a series of venues in the UK and Continental Europe. In the region of 1,000 competitors enter the Qualifying School each year, all aiming for a European Tour card, awarded to the top 25 and ties following the Final Stage.
A player progressing through all three stages will have to play 252 holes under the most intense pressure, with the leading 25 players and ties will earn Category 16 Membership of The European Tour for the following season.
2016 champion Jordan Zunic and Dimitrios Papadatos will be in action in Portugal from September 26–29, while 2017 champion Travis Smyth (pic) tees it up in Italy from October 3-6.
Follow their progress via: http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/qualifying/index.html