Four Australasians earn European Tour cards
BY Bruce Young | European Challenge Tour | 2006 European Tour Q-School - Final Stage | Wrap | 17 Nov 2006
Three Australians and one New Zealander are amongst the 35 players, who have successfully graduated from the European Tour School. The sixth round was finally completed today following weather delays that extended the tournament across eight days.
Wade Ormsby has successfully regained his card by finishing as the leading Australian in 15th place. Ormsby has just completed his third season on the European Tour after qualifying through the Tour School in 2003. After a good first season, Ormsby just avoided Tour School in 2005 but this year after a struggle throughout the year he headed to Spain.
New Zealander, Steve Alker, has struggled on the Nationwide and PGA Tours over the last few years and his decision to tackle Europe is a smart one. He is a golfer for whom European Tour conditions should suit and more can be expected from him in 2007 than has been the case in the last few years. Alker finished in 20th place.
Matthew Zions, who has played in the US on the Nationwide and other lesser Tours in recent years is through after finishing 21st while Andrew Tampion who, just a few weeks ago, represented Australia at the Eisenhower Trophy has made a great start to his professional career by earning one of the last available cards.
Brisbane’s Simon Nash will rue a horror late run where he dropped four shots in his last six holes to miss by one.