In the archive, the fifth round of the infinite final tournament of the Qualifying School 2022, the decisive one to assign the 25 cards for the 2023 season of the DP World Tour. On the Lakes and Hills courses of the Infinitum Golf Club of Tarragona we are ever closer to the final verdicts, with the last 18 holes that will be decisive tomorrow.
Q School 2022, results
Swede Simon Forsström took the lead in the third round and does not seem willing to give it up. Today another round well below PAR, closed in 66 strokes and which allowed him to gain five more strokes, bringing his total score to -26.
The closest rival is Englishman Daniel Brown, who dropped -24 thanks to five shots earned today. The Portuguese Daniel Figueredo climbs up the ranking and with a lap of 64 strokes, one of the best of the day, equalized the score of -22 of the Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Many Frenchmen in the high positions of the standings with David Ravetto, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Gary Stal and Joel Stalter all in the top 12. Fifth round that risks being fatal for Renato Paratore. The Roman, after four extremely solid laps that had thrown him into the top 20, lost 3 strokes today to finish a lap in 74, the worst on the course.
For him there are now 30 positions to recover in the last 18 holes. Difficult mission, but not impossible. The one who can smile for now is Lorenzo Scalise who, with a fantastic round in 66 strokes, brought his score to -16 entering the top20.
Thirty players can win a tour card or player card through the Tour School, hundreds drop out every year.
The first edition of the Tour School was organized in 1976 on two tracks in England, at Walton Heath and Foxhills. The youngest player to ever get a tour card was Magnus Persson in 1982, when he was 17 years and 116 days old.
Nicolas Colsaerts was 18 years and 8 days when he got his tour card in 2000, he is number 3 on that list. In 2007 there were 3 series of matches. After each series, many players drop out. One series is called ‘Stage’, this is taken from the American Tour School, which was set up earlier.
Stage 1: Preliminary rounds were played simultaneously at six locations in Europe. The matches consist of 4 rounds, about 25% of the players are allowed to proceed to ‘Stage 2’
Stage 2: Four different courts in Spain were played.
Each match consists of four rounds.
Stage 3, also often referred to as the Final Stage, is a single six-round competition held on two different tracks in San Roque in Spain. The 30 to 40 players who obtain such a card will be placed in category