Meronk keeps category 18 in European Tour
In the last tournament of the European Tour Qualifying School, Adrian Meronk failed to advance to the final round and, as a result, he did not obtain category 17, allowing for taking part in around 10 tournaments in the season of this top league in the Old Continent. He still has a chance, though, to play in the prestigious series thanks to a good season in the Challenge Tour.
The final of Q-School was played at golf courses belonging to Lumine Golf Club near Tarragona. The golfer of Toya G&CC carded a 296 (+10) in the first four rounds, which was not enough to make it through the cut.
“I have to finish my games in QSchool earlier than planned. It’s time to draw conclusions and have a rest from a game. I thank everybody that supported me, especially during more difficult times. We’ll see what the fate will bring,” he wrote on his official Facebook page.
Now, Meronk will most probably rest for a month before – as he announced earlier – he will move to some warmer countries for his training sessions and, in March, he will begin another season in the Challenge Tour.
In Spain, the triumpher was Sam Horsefield from England, who carded a 401 (-27) in six rounds. The right to play in the European Tour with category 17 was granted to 25 best golfers of the tournament.
Meronk, thanks to his performance in the Challenge Tour tournaments (he was ranked 30th in the Road to Oman ranking – the general classification of the cycle), holds category 18 in the European Tour. It means that he will have a chance to take part in a few tournaments belonging to this prestigious league in the next season. Coming in second in Oman, he also won a full card of the Challenge Tour – he can play in every tournament of the second European league.
Another golfer who competed for the right to participate in ET was Mateusz Gradecki (Gradi GC). The multi-medalist of Polish championships came in a shared 24th place in the second round of QSchool European Tour, held at Desert Springs in Spain. Unfortunately, only the first 22 golfers advanced to the final.