European Tour

European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage

Lumine Golf Club, Tarragona, Spain

Lumine Golf Club, Tarragona, Spain

Lombard and Cañizares share top prize as 27 graduate to European Tour

November 15, 2018

Alejandro Cañizares and Zander Lombard shared the spoils on top of the leaderboard at the conclusion of this year's Qualifying School Final Stage as 27 players earned European Tour cards.

Lombard and Cañizares share top prize as 27 graduate to European Tour, © Getty Images
Zander Lombard & Alejandro Cañizares

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“It was difficult for me," said Cañizares. " it's been a weird two years coming over here and I couldn't be happier. My future wife is pregnant and I'm going to be a father soon. There's many good things happening at the moment."

“I've played in three Q-Schools now, it's been a long time that has gone really quickly since I started on the Tour in 2006, and I knew my golf was there it just wasn't happening the last two years. I had a couple of injuries, some personal things and golf wasn't happening."

“And now, all those things are gone, and I can just play and focus on my game and get the confidence back hopefully. I'm over the moon.”

Following six rounds at Lumine Golf Club South Africa's Lombard and Spain's Canizares could not be separated on 24 under par, and as is customary in the case of a tie in the event, the duo were crowned joint winners with no play-off taking place.

“It's great having lost my card and now I've regained my rights its awesome," said Lombard. "I shouldn't have been here in the first place, but to come out strong and prove myself to be on the Tour it's really amazing, I don't have words for it right now.”

“I've usually had a lazy first half to the season but I'm going to try to do things differently this year and play as much as I can early in the year and try to get the numbers up early. I'm going to play four weeks on the trot and then four weeks back home at the beach with a few cocktails.”

On a day of high drama in Tarragona several players made big moves to secure their playing privileges on the European Tour for 2019. South Africa's Louis de Jager was the first to seal his spot in the top 25 and ties, firing a bogey-free score of 66 to progress from Q-School for the first time in five attempts.

Also making late charges into the European Tour places were Italy's Filippo Bergamaschi and Chile's Hugo Leon. Bergamaschi birdied five of his closing eight holes to make the top 25 on the number, while Leon bagged his only birdie of the day on the 18 th to also go through on the mark – which was 16 under par.

Three-time European Tour winner Marc Warren bounced back from a bogey on the 17th with a closing birdie to take the 19th card, while Norwegian Kristoffer Reitan – the only amateur to make the cut this year – also squeezed through after a final round of 72.

"It is the first time I have been in contention for a card and I really underestimated how tough it is," said Warren. “You have no idea what you need to do and you have try and keep moving forward while trying not to make mistakes at the same time."

"It's not a pleasant way to play golf but obviously there is a reward at the end of it."

Former Amateur Champion Scott Gregory, who hit headlines for shooting 92 in the opening round of the U.S. Open five months ago, claimed the 12th card after coming through all three stages of Q-School this year – one of seven players to achieve the feat this season.

“It takes a lot out of you so I'm just over the moon. It makes up for a few of the things that I went through this year. I'm immensely proud of myself. I think I'd only been playing for a month after coming back from injury when I went to First Stage."

“It's been a tough year with injury and I didn't have my best day at the U.S. Open. I probably came under some unfair criticism so to do this not only proves it to myself but it proves it to them. It keeps a lot of people quiet.”

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
Total
Prize Money
1
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro Q
-24
65
71
64
74
66
64
404
€ 13,750
LOMBARD, Zander Q
-24
64
68
70
70
64
68
404
€ 13,750
3
WINTHER, Jeff Q
-23
65
70
68
70
64
68
405
€ 8,100
KITAYAMA, Kurt Q
-23
70
65
70
65
66
69
405
€ 8,100
5
LANGASQUE, Romain Q
-22
70
65
70
65
66
70
406
€ 5,840
6
LEMKE, Niklas Q
-21
68
64
71
69
70
65
407
€ 4,773
SORDET, Clément Q
-21
70
66
63
68
71
69
407
€ 4,773
RITTHAMMER, Bernd Q
-21
65
70
69
69
65
69
407
€ 4,773
9
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan Q
-20
65
68
70
68
70
67
408
€ 4,075
KARLSSON, Anton Q
-20
67
64
71
67
68
71
408
€ 4,075
11
KAWAMURA, Masahiro Q
-19
67
68
70
69
67
68
409
€ 3,650
GREGORY, Scott Q
-19
69
71
62
72
66
69
409
€ 3,650
13
DE JAGER, Louis Q
-18
71
66
71
67
70
65
410
€ 2,943
LANGFORS, Per Q
-18
70
72
67
69
65
67
410
€ 2,943
CULLEN, Nick Q
-18
70
64
71
67
69
69
410
€ 2,943
MIGLIOZZI, Guido Q
-18
70
65
72
66
68
69
410
€ 2,943
LAWSON, Deyen Q
-18
65
70
71
71
63
70
410
€ 2,943
GAVINS, Daniel Q
-18
62
69
66
69
73
71
410
€ 2,943
19
WARREN, Marc Q
-17
68
67
73
69
66
68
411
€ 2,430
20
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh Q
-16
69
67
70
69
70
67
412
€ 1,880
BERGAMASCHI, FilippoQ
-16
67
69
69
68
73
66
412
€ 1,880
BORDA, David Q
-16
65
62
72
70
72
71
412
€ 1,880
SCHMITT, Max Q
-16
62
71
70
68
70
71
412
€ 1,880
LEON, Hugo Q
-16
71
67
67
70
66
71
412
€ 1,880
MOYNIHAN, Gavin Q
-16
68
66
71
70
66
71
412
€ 1,880
REITAN, Kristoffer Q
-16
63
70
71
67
69
72
412
€ 0
EVANS, Ben Q
-16
68
67
71
68
65
73
412
€ 1,880
28
STEWART, Duncan
-15
72
69
69
69
66
68
413
€ 750
GEARY, Josh
-15
66
69
69
73
67
69
413
€ 750
SHARVIN, Cormac
-15
71
73
66
68
66
69
413
€ 750
HENSON, Berry
-15
67
66
72
68
70
70
413
€ 750
LIMA, José-Filipe
-15
68
70
72
66
68
69
413
€ 750
SIMONSEN, Martin
-15
74
65
72
68
67
67
413
€ 750
STUREHED, Henric
-15
67
68
72
70
66
70
413
€ 750
DEAN, Joseph
-15
71
68
67
73
67
67
413
€ 750
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-15
67
65
67
74
69
71
413
€ 750
37
KNAPPE, Alexander
-14
68
66
69
71
70
70
414
€ 750
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-14
69
72
66
71
67
69
414
€ 750
FENASSE, Mathieu
-14
66
67
72
69
71
69
414
€ 750
WEJSHAG, Anton
-14
69
67
69
69
71
69
414
€ 750
GROS, Sébastien
-14
68
67
72
69
67
71
414
€ 750
BOOTE, David
-14
70
67
69
69
67
72
414
€ 750
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-14
68
70
68
73
69
66
414
€ 750
HANSON, Chris
-14
64
70
70
69
67
74
414
€ 750
45
KIM, Minkyu
-13
66
72
70
69
68
70
415
€ 750
SIEM, Marcel
-13
68
70
64
72
71
70
415
€ 750
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-13
68
71
68
71
69
68
415
€ 750
PETERSON, Paul
-13
65
74
72
68
69
67
415
€ 750
HANSEN, Anders
-13
73
66
68
69
65
74
415
€ 750
BERARDO, Clément
-13
70
69
72
69
69
66
415
€ 750
51
HAVRET, Grégory
-12
67
68
72
69
68
72
416
€ 750
MEJOW, Philipp
-12
73
70
70
66
67
70
416
€ 750
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-12
70
74
63
71
68
70
416
€ 750
ANGLES, Pep
-12
66
71
72
69
69
69
416
€ 750
55
EASTON, Bryce
-11
66
73
70
64
72
72
417
€ 750
LENGDEN, Oscar
-11
72
72
67
69
69
68
417
€ 750
57
COOKE, David
-10
67
66
73
71
68
73
418
€ 750
BOURDY, Grégory
-10
70
73
66
71
67
71
418
€ 750
FERNANDEZ, Scott
-10
70
69
69
68
71
71
418
€ 750
ROZNER, Antoine
-10
68
70
72
69
69
70
418
€ 750
CANTER, Laurie
-10
69
72
72
67
70
68
418
€ 750
SYME, Connor
-10
66
72
70
72
72
66
418
€ 750
63
MCCARTHY, Nick
-9
68
68
74
68
69
72
419
€ 750
HUIZING, Daan
-9
70
70
68
69
71
71
419
€ 750
GLOET, Christian
-9
66
71
68
73
71
70
419
€ 750
ROSS, Craig
-9
67
71
71
69
72
69
419
€ 750
67
TINNING, Nicolai
-8
65
70
75
70
67
73
420
€ 750
THOMSON, Jonathan
-8
71
69
69
69
70
72
420
€ 750
EVANS, Ryan
-8
67
71
73
68
72
69
420
€ 750
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-8
69
73
67
70
72
69
420
€ 750
71
MADDY, Paul
-7
69
68
71
69
71
73
421
€ 750
72
COCKERILL, Aaron
-4
73
70
70
67
71
73
424
€ 750
73
ABBOTT, Jamie
-3
68
64
76
72
70
75
425
€ 750
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
69
70
70
70
73
73
425
€ 750
DAWSON, Robin
-3
72
70
68
70
74
71
425
€ 750
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
-3
69
71
67
72
75
71
425
€ 750
77
JOANNES, Hugues
-2
73
66
69
71
73
74
426
€ 750
78
CALDERON, Matias
-5
69
71
67
74
-
-
281
€ 0
BLAND, Richard
-5
68
70
72
71
-
-
281
€ 0
WHITNELL, Dale
-5
68
70
71
72
-
-
281
€ 0
HEISELE, Sebastian
-5
70
70
71
70
-
-
281
€ 0
KING, Gary
-5
68
72
71
70
-
-
281
€ 0
ENOCH, Rhys
-5
66
70
73
72
-
-
281
€ 0
84
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-4
66
74
70
72
-
-
282
€ 0
HOLMES, Evan
-4
70
68
74
70
-
-
282
€ 0
PERRIER, Damien
-4
71
69
73
69
-
-
282
€ 0
CHOI, Jinho
-4
65
74
72
71
-
-
282
€ 0
JOHN (AM), Allen
-4
68
68
75
71
-
-
282
€ 0
RITCHIE, JC
-4
71
71
69
71
-
-
282
€ 0
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
-4
67
69
76
70
-
-
282
€ 0
RUTH, James
-4
68
74
69
71
-
-
282
€ 0
EDBERG, Pelle
-4
70
71
71
70
-
-
282
€ 0
MERONK, Adrian
-4
69
72
71
70
-
-
282
€ 0
OLSEN, Aksel
-4
66
69
75
72
-
-
282
€ 0
95
DYSON, Simon
-3
68
72
75
68
-
-
283
€ 0
ENEFER, Will
-3
70
69
71
73
-
-
283
€ 0
SENIOR, Jack
-3
68
69
74
72
-
-
283
€ 0
HEATH, James
-3
70
71
72
70
-
-
283
€ 0
SHINKWIN, Callum
-3
69
68
76
70
-
-
283
€ 0
100
JENSEN, Lasse
-2
67
73
70
74
-
-
284
€ 0
WILSON, Oliver
-2
71
68
75
70
-
-
284
€ 0
ITEN, Marco
-2
71
71
67
75
-
-
284
€ 0
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
69
68
76
71
-
-
284
€ 0
AGUILAR, Felipe
-2
72
71
69
72
-
-
284
€ 0
HUTCHINSON (AM), Ben
-2
75
68
69
72
-
-
284
€ 0
106
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
69
69
77
70
-
-
285
€ 0
ZUNIC, Jordan
-1
71
71
71
72
-
-
285
€ 0
108
TREE, Toby
Par
74
70
68
74
-
-
286
€ 0
McGOWAN, Ross
Par
68
71
73
74
-
-
286
€ 0
STAL, Gary
Par
67
70
77
72
-
-
286
€ 0
FARR, Oliver
Par
74
68
71
73
-
-
286
€ 0
WEBSTER, Steve
Par
69
72
70
75
-
-
286
€ 0
FORD, Matt
Par
67
71
72
76
-
-
286
€ 0
WILSON, Andrew
Par
69
69
75
73
-
-
286
€ 0
BEKKER, Oliver
Par
73
68
75
70
-
-
286
€ 0
ROSS, James
Par
68
72
74
72
-
-
286
€ 0
117
CATLIN, John
1
69
75
73
70
-
-
287
€ 0
GREEN, Richard
1
74
71
68
74
-
-
287
€ 0
LLOYD, Chris
1
69
71
76
71
-
-
287
€ 0
CONNELLY, Austin
1
71
71
71
74
-
-
287
€ 0
HUNT, Toby
1
69
68
73
77
-
-
287
€ 0
MANASSERO, Matteo
1
70
68
76
73
-
-
287
€ 0
123
JOUVEN, Richard
2
74
71
70
73
-
-
288
€ 0
FISHER JNR, Trevor
2
76
70
67
75
-
-
288
€ 0
PARRY, John
2
69
70
76
73
-
-
288
€ 0
DAYDOU, Alexandre
2
68
71
75
74
-
-
288
€ 0
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
2
66
70
74
78
-
-
288
€ 0
HILL, Calum
2
75
68
69
76
-
-
288
€ 0
NIXON, Matthew
2
71
70
77
70
-
-
288
€ 0
CRUZ, Tiago
2
70
74
73
71
-
-
288
€ 0
FINCH, Richard
2
73
71
72
72
-
-
288
€ 0
132
GEYGER, Nico
3
75
72
71
71
-
-
289
€ 0
LASKEY, Mark
3
77
70
72
70
-
-
289
€ 0
BRUN, Julien
3
69
68
75
77
-
-
289
€ 0
135
YOUNG, Daniel
4
71
76
73
70
-
-
290
€ 0
ROBB, Chris
4
74
68
71
77
-
-
290
€ 0
MCDONALD, Jack
4
72
69
73
76
-
-
290
€ 0
138
FERNANDEZ-VALDES, Jorge
5
77
69
75
70
-
-
291
€ 0
WILLEY, Andrew
5
67
75
71
78
-
-
291
€ 0
FERGUSON, Ewen
5
71
72
71
77
-
-
291
€ 0
141
VIRTO, Borja
6
72
74
75
71
-
-
292
€ 0
DREIER, Frederik
6
76
71
73
72
-
-
292
€ 0
STRYDOM, Jean-Paul
6
75
67
75
75
-
-
292
€ 0
SADDIER, Adrien
6
66
75
75
76
-
-
292
€ 0
IM, Daniel
6
71
72
78
71
-
-
292
€ 0
146
PIGEM, Carlos
8
72
78
70
74
-
-
294
€ 0
147
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
10
77
69
73
77
-
-
296
€ 0
148
STALTER, Joël
12
75
71
74
78
-
-
298
€ 0
149
CARLOTA, Joao
20
73
76
75
82
-
-
306
€ 0
W/D
SAXTON, Reinier
4
72
73
73
-
-
-
-
€ 0
RETD
HENRY, Scott
11
74
72
75
-
-
-
-
€ 0
RETD
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
3
72
69
72
-
-
-
-
€ 0
W/D
KIM, Sihwan
3
73
65
80
-
-
-
-
€ 0
DISQ
MURRAY, Tom
-7
66
70
-
-
-
-
-
€ 0
W/D
CHO, Rak hyun
11
76
72
77
-
-
-
-
€ 0
W/D
ECCLES, Ben
13
75
81
-
-
-
-
-
€ 0
Pos.
Player
To Par
R6
Total
1
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro Q
-24
64
404
LOMBARD, Zander Q
-24
68
404
3
WINTHER, Jeff Q
-23
68
405
KITAYAMA, Kurt Q
-23
69
405
5
LANGASQUE, Romain Q
-22
70
406
6
LEMKE, Niklas Q
-21
65
407
SORDET, Clément Q
-21
69
407
RITTHAMMER, Bernd Q
-21
69
407
9
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan Q
-20
67
408
KARLSSON, Anton Q
-20
71
408
11
KAWAMURA, Masahiro Q
-19
68
409
GREGORY, Scott Q
-19
69
409
13
DE JAGER, Louis Q
-18
65
410
LANGFORS, Per Q
-18
67
410
CULLEN, Nick Q
-18
69
410
MIGLIOZZI, Guido Q
-18
69
410
LAWSON, Deyen Q
-18
70
410
GAVINS, Daniel Q
-18
71
410
19
WARREN, Marc Q
-17
68
411
20
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh Q
-16
67
412
BERGAMASCHI, FilippoQ
-16
66
412
BORDA, David Q
-16
71
412
SCHMITT, Max Q
-16
71
412
LEON, Hugo Q
-16
71
412
MOYNIHAN, Gavin Q
-16
71
412
REITAN, Kristoffer Q
-16
72
412
EVANS, Ben Q
-16
73
412
28
STEWART, Duncan
-15
68
413
GEARY, Josh
-15
69
413
SHARVIN, Cormac
-15
69
413
HENSON, Berry
-15
70
413
LIMA, José-Filipe
-15
69
413
SIMONSEN, Martin
-15
67
413
STUREHED, Henric
-15
70
413
DEAN, Joseph
-15
67
413
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-15
71
413
37
KNAPPE, Alexander
-14
70
414
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-14
69
414
FENASSE, Mathieu
-14
69
414
WEJSHAG, Anton
-14
69
414
GROS, Sébastien
-14
71
414
BOOTE, David
-14
72
414
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-14
66
414
HANSON, Chris
-14
74
414
45
KIM, Minkyu
-13
70
415
SIEM, Marcel
-13
70
415
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-13
68
415
PETERSON, Paul
-13
67
415
HANSEN, Anders
-13
74
415
BERARDO, Clément
-13
66
415
51
HAVRET, Grégory
-12
72
416
MEJOW, Philipp
-12
70
416
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-12
70
416
ANGLES, Pep
-12
69
416
55
EASTON, Bryce
-11
72
417
LENGDEN, Oscar
-11
68
417
57
COOKE, David
-10
73
418
BOURDY, Grégory
-10
71
418
FERNANDEZ, Scott
-10
71
418
ROZNER, Antoine
-10
70
418
CANTER, Laurie
-10
68
418
SYME, Connor
-10
66
418
63
MCCARTHY, Nick
-9
72
419
HUIZING, Daan
-9
71
419
GLOET, Christian
-9
70
419
ROSS, Craig
-9
69
419
67
TINNING, Nicolai
-8
73
420
THOMSON, Jonathan
-8
72
420
EVANS, Ryan
-8
69
420
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-8
69
420
71
MADDY, Paul
-7
73
421
72
COCKERILL, Aaron
-4
73
424
73
ABBOTT, Jamie
-3
75
425
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
73
425
DAWSON, Robin
-3
71
425
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
-3
71
425
77
JOANNES, Hugues
-2
74
426
78
CALDERON, Matias
-5
-
281
BLAND, Richard
-5
-
281
WHITNELL, Dale
-5
-
281
HEISELE, Sebastian
-5
-
281
KING, Gary
-5
-
281
ENOCH, Rhys
-5
-
281
84
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
-4
-
282
HOLMES, Evan
-4
-
282
PERRIER, Damien
-4
-
282
CHOI, Jinho
-4
-
282
JOHN (AM), Allen
-4
-
282
RITCHIE, JC
-4
-
282
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
-4
-
282
RUTH, James
-4
-
282
EDBERG, Pelle
-4
-
282
MERONK, Adrian
-4
-
282
OLSEN, Aksel
-4
-
282
95
DYSON, Simon
-3
-
283
ENEFER, Will
-3
-
283
SENIOR, Jack
-3
-
283
HEATH, James
-3
-
283
SHINKWIN, Callum
-3
-
283
100
JENSEN, Lasse
-2
-
284
WILSON, Oliver
-2
-
284
ITEN, Marco
-2
-
284
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
-
284
AGUILAR, Felipe
-2
-
284
HUTCHINSON (AM), Ben
-2
-
284
106
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
-
285
ZUNIC, Jordan
-1
-
285
108
TREE, Toby
Par
-
286
McGOWAN, Ross
Par
-
286
STAL, Gary
Par
-
286
FARR, Oliver
Par
-
286
WEBSTER, Steve
Par
-
286
FORD, Matt
Par
-
286
WILSON, Andrew
Par
-
286
BEKKER, Oliver
Par
-
286
ROSS, James
Par
-
286
117
CATLIN, John
1
-
287
GREEN, Richard
1
-
287
LLOYD, Chris
1
-
287
CONNELLY, Austin
1
-
287
HUNT, Toby
1
-
287
MANASSERO, Matteo
1
-
287
123
JOUVEN, Richard
2
-
288
FISHER JNR, Trevor
2
-
288
PARRY, John
2
-
288
DAYDOU, Alexandre
2
-
288
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
2
-
288
HILL, Calum
2
-
288
NIXON, Matthew
2
-
288
CRUZ, Tiago
2
-
288
FINCH, Richard
2
-
288
132
GEYGER, Nico
3
-
289
LASKEY, Mark
3
-
289
BRUN, Julien
3
-
289
135
YOUNG, Daniel
4
-
290
ROBB, Chris
4
-
290
MCDONALD, Jack
4
-
290
138
FERNANDEZ-VALDES, Jorge
5
-
291
WILLEY, Andrew
5
-
291
FERGUSON, Ewen
5
-
291
141
VIRTO, Borja
6
-
292
DREIER, Frederik
6
-
292
STRYDOM, Jean-Paul
6
-
292
SADDIER, Adrien
6
-
292
IM, Daniel
6
-
292
146
PIGEM, Carlos
8
-
294
147
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
10
-
296
148
STALTER, Joël
12
-
298
149
CARLOTA, Joao
20
-
306
W/D
SAXTON, Reinier
4
-
-
RETD
HENRY, Scott
11
-
-
RETD
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
3
-
-
W/D
KIM, Sihwan
3
-
-
DISQ
MURRAY, Tom
-7
-
-
W/D
CHO, Rak hyun
11
-
-
W/D
ECCLES, Ben
13
-
-