European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage R2

Poke and Tree lead at Lumine

November 15-20
Lumine Golf Club, Tarragona, Spain
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4, Round 5, Round 6


Benjamin Poke and Toby Tree share the second round lead at European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage on nine under par after both adding four under par rounds of 67 to their opening totals.

European Q-School R2 - Poke and Tree lead at Lumine
Toby Tree. Credit: Getty Images


The duo both teed it up on the Lakes Course after carding five under par rounds of 67 on the Hills Course on day one and they share a one-stroke lead over four-time European Tour winner S.S.P Chawrasia and Finland’s Sami Valimaki with four rounds still remaining at Lumine Golf Club.

England’s Tree has endured a tough year after recovering from a broken bone in his leg to initially make a positive start to his season on the European Challenge Tour, before suffering another injury in the summer which forced him to miss a further six weeks. However, he is now looking refreshed with just two bogeys in the opening 36 holes of his quest for a European Tour card.

“I’m really pleased. I played solidly on both days and gave myself plenty of chances. I made a couple of bogeys today but bounced right back, so that’s good for me, bouncing back.


“I thought the pins were a bit tricky, especially today. The breeze was up, it was cold and I thought it was playing quite long. The par threes were tough and I actually thought the Lakes Course was playing quite tricky today. The Hills Course yesterday, I thought there was a score out there and I played quite well. I didn’t really hole that many putts for five under, but I thought four under round there today was a really good knock.

“I’m not really thinking about how long is left. I’m going through the process. There are four rounds to go and I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.”

Poke, meanwhile, has just completed his first Challenge Tour season and finished in 29th position on the Road to Mallorca, admitting any additional category he attains this week is a bonus.

“I struggled a bit more today, especially off the tee. I got off to a good start and hit some great iron shots and also managed to hole a few putts as well. I had bit of a bump in the middle of the back nine. I broke my eight iron on 13 – I came up against a tree and had to give it a bit of a hack and I made par there, so it was worth it.


“When you’re not hitting it as well, you can play for the wider parts around this golf course and still get it around. I hit my irons good, my wedges good and managed to hole a few putts here and there to keep it together.”

With two rounds to go before the four-round cut falls and the top 70 and ties advance, the vast majority of players are still within touching distance of the final two rounds.

Dutchman Wil Besseling, Italy’s Lorenzo Scalise and Germany’s Nicolai von Dellingshausen currently share tied fifth on seven under par, while six players are a shot further back in a tie for eighth, including last year’s joint-champion Alejandro Cañizares and fellow 2018 Qualifying School graduates Niklas Lemke and Louis de Jager.


‘’I found it a little tougher out there today,” said Cañizares. “I didn’t play as good as I did yesterday and there’s just a bad drive on the last that cost me a shot on the final hole and a couple of mistakes, but the rest has just been really steady.

“It’s nice to see that you are up there but there is still a long way to go in the tournament, so I’ve just got to keep it calm, keep it steady and just keep on doing the same things. Last year I came into Qualifying School off the back an injury and played really well at Second Stage to get through. This season the build-up to Final Stage has been different but I know from last year that you just need to stay calm and play your golf and just accept your bad shots because it’s a long, long week.”


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
1
TREE, Toby
-9
67
67
POKE, Benjamin
-9
67
67
3
CHAWRASIA, S.S.P.
-8
69
66
VALIMAKI, Sami
-8
67
68
5
BESSELING, Wil
-7
69
67
SCALISE, Lorenzo
-7
67
69
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-7
68
68
8
LEMKE, Niklas
-6
67
70
PIGEM, Carlos
-6
71
66
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-6
68
69
8
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
-6
66
71
DE JAGER, Louis
-6
69
68
13
HAVRET, Grégory
-5
68
70
GONNET, Jean-Baptiste
-5
66
72
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-5
69
69
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-5
68
70
ZEMMER, Aron
-5
68
70
LONG, Hurly
-5
67
71
YOUNG, Daniel
-5
69
69
CATLIN, John
-5
65
73
WINDRED, Blake
-5
71
67
22
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-4
70
69
HIGGO, Garrick
-4
72
67
COCKERILL, Aaron
-4
73
66
ORIOL, Pedro
-4
67
72
22
CANTER, Laurie
-4
68
71
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-4
68
71
LIMA, José-Filipe
-4
71
68
KIM, Minkyu
-4
68
71
SANDBORG, Jesper
-4
69
70
VAN WEST, Robbie
-4
70
69
VIRTO, Borja
-4
69
70
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
-4
69
70
FAHRBRING, Jens
-4
70
69
WHITNELL, Dale
-4
69
70
KRISTJANSSON, Gudmundur
-4
72
67
DIXON, David
-4
71
68
HENSON, Berry
-4
72
67
MCLEOD, Jake
-4
70
69
40
SCHIETEKAT, Neil
-3
69
71
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-3
71
69
GANDY, Tom
-3
70
70
RITCHIE, JC
-3
71
69
PETERSSON, Robin
-3
70
70
PETURSSON, Bjarki
-3
74
66
CHOI, Jinho
-3
68
72
SADDIER, Adrien
-3
68
72
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-3
69
71
COUPLAND, Dave
-3
69
71
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-3
68
72
LEE, Taehee
-3
73
67
WALKER, Euan
-3
67
73
53
DAWSON, Robin
-2
70
71
REITAN, Kristoffer
-2
70
71
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-2
70
71
GAVINS, Daniel
-2
74
67
WRISDALE, Jordan
-2
69
72
DREDGE, Bradley
-2
70
71
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-2
71
70
MATUS, Stanislav
-2
70
71
EVANS, Ben
-2
71
70
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-2
73
68
ONEAL, Timothy
-2
70
71
JOHNSTON, Liam
-2
72
69
65
KARLBERG, Rikard
-1
72
70
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
71
71
RUMFORD, Brett
-1
70
72
TILEY, Steven
-1
73
69
VAN TONDER, Daniel
-1
69
73
GEARY, Josh
-1
74
68
ERIKSSON, Philip
-1
68
74
NIENABER, Wilco
-1
69
73
EGGENBERGER, Mathias
-1
72
70
HOWIE, Craig
-1
72
70
HUTCHINSON, Ben
-1
69
73
FERGUSON, Ben
-1
72
70
BOURDY, Grégory
-1
72
70
QUESNE, Julien
-1
68
74
79
KEMMER, Dodge
PAR
70
73
COUSSAUD, Ugo
PAR
71
72
FERGUSON, Ewen
PAR
71
72
MURRAY, Zach
PAR
70
73
BALDWIN, Matthew
PAR
74
69
KEARNEY, Niall
PAR
71
72
GREGORY, Scott
PAR
68
75
WARREN, Marc
PAR
71
72
GLENNEMO, Jacob
PAR
74
69
KARLSSON, Anton
PAR
71
72
KAHLOS, Juuso
PAR
74
69
KRISTENSEN, Nicolai
PAR
72
71
LENGDEN, Oscar
PAR
72
71
SORDET, Clément
PAR
72
71
ZUNIC, Jordan
PAR
70
73
LACROIX, Frederic
PAR
71
72
FLANAGAN, Nick
PAR
74
69
LEON, Hugo
PAR
71
72
SCHMITT, Max
PAR
74
69
FICHARDT, Darren
PAR
71
72
NILSSON, Åke
PAR
70
73
LAWSON, Deyen
PAR
71
72
SLATTERY, Lee
PAR
71
72
PERRIER, Damien
PAR
71
72
EASTON, Bryce
PAR
73
70
KIM, Sihwan
PAR
73
70
HELLGREN, Björn
PAR
73
70
HIDALGO, Angel
PAR
72
71
107
SIEM, Marcel
1
73
71
CANNON, Christopher
1
71
73
GROS, Sébastien
1
72
72
KRUYSWIJK, Jacques
1
69
75
FENASSE, Mathieu
1
71
73
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
1
74
70
ROTTLUFF, Max
1
71
73
ROSENMÜLLER, Thomas
1
74
70
FISHER JNR, Trevor
1
75
69
ENOCH, Rhys
1
75
69
STOW, Ben
1
72
72
STAL, Gary
1
71
73
LINARD, Thomas
1
73
71
120
MUTHIYA, Madalitso
2
73
72
SIMONSEN, Martin
2
74
71
HANNA, Chase
2
72
73
SAAVEDRA, Sebastien
2
71
74
KASKE, Janne
2
72
73
BJORNSSON, Andri
2
72
73
126
ROOS, Jake
3
72
74
KING, Gary
3
74
72
LINDBERG, Mikael
3
71
75
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
3
75
71
HAWKES, Simon
3
70
76
JONES, Jimmy
3
76
70
SJÖHOLM, Joel
3
76
70
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
3
68
78
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
3
72
74
135
MRUZEK, Filip
4
75
72
RUUSKA, Lauri
4
72
75
QUINONES, Douglas
4
76
71
WATTEL, Romain
4
72
75
THOMSON, Jonathan
4
73
74
GILCHREST, Matt
4
73
74
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
4
71
76
FELTON, Jarryd
4
70
77
143
VEERMAN, Johannes
5
74
74
FDEZ-CASTAÑO, Gonzalo
5
71
77
MULROY, Garth
5
74
74
BRISCOE, Ben
5
76
72
147
ENEFER, Will
6
73
76
MICHELUZZI, David
6
74
75
149
MANASSERO, Matteo
7
78
72
WEBSTER, Steve
7
74
76
HOEY, Michael
7
71
79
152
HIRST, Louis
8
75
76
153
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik
10
81
72
MAUCHAZA, Nyasha
10
74
79
155
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
11
75
79
W/D
DONALDSON, Jamie
73
72