The PGA EuroPro Tour heads into its second week of the season at Donnington Grove with the Jessie May World Snooker Championship taking place from Wednesday 9, to Friday 11, June. It will also be the first time the tour has hosted a Monday Qualifier with five players getting a spot in the field for the tournament.
Situated on either side of the A34, Donnington Grove offers a stern test at over 7,000 yards nestled as part of a 500-acre estate with Donnington Grove Castle looking over the course. Back in 2019, it was the eventual order of merit winner Mikael Lundberg who prevailed in heavy rain with a final score of seven under with rounds of 68, 71, and 70 and a cut at level par.
Monday Qualifiers were announced earlier this year seeing the Tour open the door for the first time to the chance for players to play their way into the field by playing in a one round tournament every Monday for the rest of the season with the top five getting a start in that particular week’s tournament.
The qualifier will see plenty of players with EuroPro pedigree turn their eye on qualifying for The Jessie May World Snooker Golf Championship with Brendan McCarroll, Jamie Richards, Craig, and Sean Lawrie amongst the names competing.
Gian-Marco Petrozzi will be looking to build on his season-opening win at Harleyford Golf Club when he pegs it up in Newbury whilst we see several players for the first time this season new and old.
Matty Lamb – Matty Lamb had a distinguished amateur career which concluded earlier this year at Seminole representing GB&I in the Walker Cup. Lamb made his professional bow on the Challenge Tour at Portmarnock Links. He has PGA EuroPro Tour experience competing in The Motocaddy Masters at Macdonald Linden Hall in 2019 where he held his own making the cut whilst also winning first stage Q School at Donnington Grove in October 2020 with rounds of 68 and 73.
Dongwon Kim – Dongwon Kim started his 2021 season with a tied fourth finish at Harleyford, his best EuroPro finish to date, his previous best to that was at Donnington Grove in 2019, where he finished tied fifth. The 19-year old already has a bag of experience to count on so playing a course that seems to favour his style of play could see him continue that early season form.
Michael Bullen – Michael Bullen has had quite the 18 months since his last EuroPro start, winning the PGA Assistants Championship and PGA Play-Offs in 2019 sealing invites to both the BMW PGA Championship and British Masters in 2020. Bullen ended up making the cut at the BMW PGA Championship with an eagle on 18 and can look towards a successful 2021 if all plays out for the man from Sussex.
Highlights will first air for The Jessie May World Snooker Golf Championship on Sky Sports Golf at 6 pm on Tuesday 22, June.