Drakeford, Jager find success at Euro Q-School

Geoff Drakeford and former Australian and New Zealand Amateur Champion Matt Jager have make it through to Stage Two at the European Tour Q-School at their respective venues today.

Drakeford, a finalist at the Australian Amateur in 2012 and winner this year at the Porter Cup in the US, fired rounds of 68-72-69-73 at the Frilford Heath course in England to be one of 25 players to advance.

Geoff Drakeford Geoff Drakeford (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Jager played his event in Portugal and returned rounds of 70-72-72-70 to be one of 24 players to make it through.

Jager was the only Australian in the field in Lisbon while at Frilford Heath, Andrew Martin, David Gleeson, David McKendrick, Jonathon Holder and Hamish Macleod all failed to advance.

The Qualifying School is held in three stages – dependent on the individual’s status – at a series of venues in the UK and Continental Europe.

In the region of 1,000 competitors enter the Qualifying School each year, all aiming for a European Tour card, awarded to the top 25 and ties following the Final Stage.

Second Qualifying stage starts 7 November at various locations in Spain, with the Final Qualifying Stage scheduled for 15 November at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain.