Jamie Dick and Robert Burlison tied for victory at Qualifying School 2019 final stages after both posted solid scores on the final day at Frilford Heath Golf Club.
Dick’s round included six birdies on his front nine and a further three on the back nine to mark an impressive round of 64. Burlison of Enville Golf Club had a consistent week finishing up with a final round of 69 for the second day running.
Dick shot three rounds of 68, 73, 64 to take him to the top of the leaderboard with Burlison. Both will share the prize pot and both players will be given a Bushnell PRO XE.
Dick of Sherdons Golf said: “It was one of those days where everything went right really but missed a few points so could’ve been really low but I’m happy with eight under. Get ready for the first event. I was playing well all week. I was kind of expecting to go out there and shoot a good one but not quite the eight.”
“I’ve had a bad couple of years. Don’t really know what’s happened but changed a few things and glad to see it’s paying off really.”
Burlison got through his final round unscathed with three birdies to take him to the top of the leaderboard. He said: “Really pleased. I suppose the goal really was to get the card. Obviously, tieing for the win is a bit of a bonus. To go out there and play really steady golf felt good. Probably the best I’ve played for a while. Really looking forward to the new season.”
“Last season I feel like I played quite well but I got on a run where I was missing cuts by one shot and it sort of eats at your confidence a bit.”
The highest placed amateur was Calum Fyfe, Golfing4Life, who tied for 12th overall after shooting rounds of 75, 66, and 69. Overnight leader Josh Loughrey, Wrag Barn Golf Club, shot one over on his final round to tie for 6th with Harry Ellis and Thomas Curtis of Wentworth Club and Pannal Golf Club respectively.
Adam Sagar of Estepona Golf Club went five under on his final round to tie for 18th after sitting on +1 going into his final round.
Golfers have been competing to earn the highest possible category on the 2019 PGA EuroPro Tour. All those who had progressed to Final Stage earned at least a category 14, with golfers making the Final Stage cut earning a minimum category 10 and the top 30 earning category 3.
The 2019 PGA EuroPro Tour season gets underway at Brocket Hall for the IFX Payments Championship Wednesday, May 22, concluding on Friday, May 24.