HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour Qualifying School concludes this week with 240 golfers taking part in Final Stage at Frilford Heath Golf Club.
The field is made up of 67 exempt players and 173 who qualified across six First Stage venues last week. Golfers are vying to attain the best possible category on the 2016 HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour, with those finishing the week inside the top 30 assured of full playing rights on the Tour.
Among the names to look out for is 2015 English Amateur Champion Joe Dean. The 2014 English Amateur Champion, Nick Marsh, is also competing, along with his former England Elite team-mate Luke Johnson. Marsh won the First Stage Qualifying event at Mottram Hall Golf Club last week, with Johnson taking the honours at Burhill.
Former Premier League footballer Jimmy Bullard, who became a professional golfer at EuroPro Qualifying School three years ago is also bidding to earn a full card on the 2016 tour.
All 240 golfers will play one round on each the Red and Blue Courses at Frilford Heath on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 before a cut to the leading 80 players and ties play a concluding 18 holes on the Blue Course on Friday, April 8.
Players are competing to earn the highest possible category on the 2016 HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour. All those progressing to Final Stage will earn at least a category 14, with golfers making the Final Stage cut earning a minimum category 10 and the top 30 earning category 3.
A full list of exemption categories can be found at www.europrotour.com/about/categories.
In 2015, golfers who made the 36-hole cut and attained a minimum category ten were able to start all regular-season events which they entered.