PGA EuroPro Tour Heads to Slaley Hall For Tour Championship
After the conclusion of the regular season, the PGA EuroPro Tour will travel to Slaley Hall for the Tour Championship and the opportunity for five aspiring golfers to secure Challenge Tour status from Wednesday 20th October to Friday 22nd.
After the culmination of 14 events, the top 60 have progressed to the season’s finale - which was originally scheduled to take place at Club de Golf Alcanada in Mallorca but cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Mitch Waite currently occupies top spot in the Order of Merit (OoM), accumulating a whopping £38,910.24 through his exploits during the season. The golfer, who represents Filton Golf Club, has secured victory on two occasions - Mannings Heath and Studley Wood - in addition to making the cut in all of the 12 events he has featured in.
John Parry is ranked second, earning £22,303.15 throughout the season. He has played in every event of this year and progressed passed the cutline on 12 of 14 occasions - earning his long-awaited win at Cumberwell Park in the process.
Calum Fyfe is third, largely thanks to his maiden professional win at Castletown during the final event of the regular season, which saw him earn a record winning score of -24. Fyfe had been demonstrating his ability across the last month and appears to be peaking at the right time.
The final two places who currently occupy the Challenge Tour slots are Will Enefer and Dermot McElroy - where the latter was victorious at Montrose Golf Links and the former securing victory at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.
However, with £25,000 awarded to the Tour Championship victor, no-one has officially confirmed their position in next season’s Challenge Tour.
This edition has seen 13 different winners from 14 tournaments, which highlights the strength of professional golf throughout Britain.
Another golfer who secured his presence at the Tour Championship is Joshua Grenville-Wood. His runner-up finish at the final event of the season saw him leap 66 places in the OoM, subsequently booking his place in the finale.
Cobra NXTLVL member Ryan Campbell, who Golfshake had spoken to at length during the early part of the EuroPro season, has sadly concluded his calendar after finishing 83 in the OoM and securing £2,029.64 in prize money.
However, Jack South - another interviewee of Golfshake - who secured a gigantic bonus from both Cobra NXTLVL and the EuroPro Tour after shooting 59, has progressed into the final event of the season. His prize money of £14,985.00 currently places him at 13th and another win would secure his status on the Challenge Tour next year.
Slaley Hall will play host to the extravagant finish, where the Hunting Course will be utilised to decide who is promoted from the EuroPro Tour. The two courses at Slaley Hall have played host to 18 European Tour and European Senior Tour events and will provide another stern test for some of Britain’s best.
It measures at 7,000 yards and it is a par-72 championship course, designed by Dave Thomas. The layout can be characterised by sweeping fairways, lakes, streams and towering trees.
Strategically placed bunkers and deceptively contoured greens that have been constructed to USGA standard awaits the players, as one putt could truly be the difference between the next level and another season on the EuroPro Tour.
Attendance is free for every EuroPro event and it is highly advised that you travel to Slaley Hall to witness the scintillating standard of golf that is on offer.
Alumni of this progressive tour include: Tommy Fleetwood, Marcus Armitage, Aaron Rai and Tyrrell Hatton.
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