photo – Brett Rumford- already a six time European Tour winner
13 Australasians will this week attempt to gain or regain full playing rights to the European Tour when the final stage of the European Tour School begins in Tarragona in Spain on Friday.
The field of 156 players who have made their way through either earlier qualifying stages or an unproductive 2019 European Tour will, over 108 holes, chase one of just 25 full status cards available for the 2020 season.
Jarryd Felton, Ben Fergusson, Nick Flanagan, Josh Geary, Simon Hawkes, Deyen Lawson, Jake Mcleod, David Micheluzzi, Zach Murray, Dimi Papdatos, Brett Rumford, Blake Windred and Jordan Zunic get their chance to be part of the European Tour, some for the first time and others to be back playing in Europe with full status.
McLeod and Lawson played the European Tour this season while Rumford is a near twenty-year European Tour competitor with six victories in Europe to his name.
Windred and Micheluzzi are only recently out of the amateur ranks, Murray has just completed an impressive first season in the professional ranks which included a win at the New Zealand Open and Flanagan is a former US Amateur Champion, four time Korn Ferry Tour winner and PGA Tour player.
Tasmanian, Hawkes, won the 2018 Vic Open before it gained European Tour status and now gets his chance at the riches of Europe while two time Australasian Tour winner, Felton and his fellow West Australian Fergusson are joined by former NZ Open champions Zunic and Papadatos who is looking to finally achieve full status in Europe and New Zealander Geary who has enjoyed European Tour status in the past.