Second time lucky as Euro Q-School returns to Australia

Following three years of pandemic delays, the DP World Tour Qualifying School will tee off again in August beginning in England and for the first time ever, Australia.

The Australian leg of the First Stage will see the European Q-School visit the 36-hole Rosebud Country Club on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula from August 30 to September 2nd 2022. It’s the first time in almost 50 years that a venue outside of Europe has held a Qualifying School event.

Rosebud Country Club Rosebud Country Club (Credit: Rosebud CC)

Rosebud Country Club makes up one of six new Q-School venues stretching across Europe from Portugal to Denmark. The course last played host to a major event with the staging of the Australasian PGA Tour’s TPS Victoria hosted by Geoff Ogilvy in February this year.

The Q-School was initially scheduled to take place in Australia in late 2020 but was later cancelled due to COVID.

“We are delighted to welcome all six new venues to the DP World Tour Qualifying School family. Each and every venue on our Schedule is worthy of hosting the Qualifying School and will provide our players with the true test they need to prove they have what it takes to capture a DP World Tour card for the 2023 season,” said Mike Stewart, DP World Tour Qualifying School Director.

“As a global Tour, we are thrilled to be able to host a First Stage event in Australia at Rosebud Country Club. DP World Tour Qualifying School gives an opportunity to professionals and amateurs alike to achieve their dream of earning a DP World Tour card and to extend the opportunity to players in the Asia-Pacific region is an exciting development.”

With the three DP World Tour cards on offer via the Order of Merit and now the arrival of the Qualifying School to Australian shores, there’s never been a better chance for young Aussies to play their way onto one of the world’s biggest golf stages.