Friday, 21 September 2018
Casey Wittenberg after winning Q-School First Stage at Ebreichsdorf   (European Tour)
Casey Wittenberg after winning Q-School First Stage at Ebreichsdorf (European Tour)

The second phase of First Stage European Tour Qualifying School today came to a close at The Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa and Golfclub Schloss Ebreichsdorf with a further 39 players booking their place in Second Stage.

England’s Jamie Abbott came out on top in Stoke by Nayland on eight under par, while American Casey Wittenberg finished on 18 under par in Austria to finish ahead of the rest of the field.

It was a tough week of scoring in England with only eight players finishing with under par totals after four rounds. Norwegian amateur Kristoffer Reitan finished a shot behind Abbott, while Welshman Jack Davidson finished a shot further back on six under par.

The highest qualifying score was three over par, which four players shared, including English amateur Joshua McMahon.

By contrast, it was a low scoring affair in Austria with all qualifying players finishing with a lower score than Abbott’s eight under in England.

Wittenberg finished on 18 under par and he was closely followed by Italian Aron Zemmer on 17 under. A shot further back was Dane Victor Gebhard Østerby, Australia’s Brett Rankin finished on a total of 14 under par, while Miguel Carballo and Perry Cohen finished on 13 under.

In total, 23 players qualified in Austria and 16 players progressed from Stoke by Nayland.

A full list of qualifiers is as follows:

Stoke by Nayland

Jamie Abbott
Kristoffer Reitan
Jack Davidson
Sean Kelly
Sam Forgan
Brant Peaper
Gabriel Axell
Miles Collins
Steven Burak
Robin Petersson
Louis Hirst
Lewis Pearce
Thriston Lawrence
Patrick Ruff
Joshua McMahon
Bradley Moore

Ebreichsdorf

Casey Wittenberg
Aron Zemmer
Victor Gebhard Østerby
Brett Rankin
Miguel Carballo
Perry Cohen
Stefano Pitoni
Maximillian Lechner
Raphaël De Sousa
Richard Jouven
Gregor Main
Mikkel Hjorth
Peter Erofejeff
JJ McMillen
Leonhard Astl
Mathias Eggenberger
Fredrik Gustavsson
Ake Nilsson
Dan Hebenstreit
Felix Palson
Bryden MacPherson
Ross Cameron
Haraldur Magnus

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