Q-School first round reports

The final stages of the European Tour Qualifying School are underway in Spain...

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Wed, 1 Nov 2000

Q-School first round reports


Simon Hurley and Philip Golding made a solid start to the process of regaining their European Tour cards after opening 68’s to share the lead at Pals after the first round to Qualifying School Stage 2.

Hurley, 36, was forced to use an Orlimar three wood which he had never used before off the tee after his driver was broken en route but the change did him no harm. In a flawless five under par 68, Hurley holed only two putts over four feet both for

Also on five under par is England’s Darren Prosser. The 32 year old from Brierley Hill, West Midlands had five birdies with no dropped shots to share the lead. Prosser is also contesting for his US Tour Card where he currently stands as third alternate to progress to Stage 2 starting next Tuesday. "My current ambition is to be able to choose which Tour to commit to next year!"

Late in the day David Gleeson from Australia joined the leaders after picking up three twos in an eight birdie round of 68, dropping shots at the seventh, ninth and 18th..

Gordon Sherry is in a group on 69 after picking up five birdies in his first 10 holes but a dropped shot on twelve and couldn't improve on par over the closing holes which included three par fives.

At Peralada two Englishmen lead the field after Lee S James and Paul Streeter opened with rounds of 67 while Ben Mason shot a 63 at Emporda to open a three sjot lead over fellow Englishamn Simon McCarthy and Spain’s Fernando Roca.