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Thursday, 15 December 2011
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- A total of 957 players took part in the Qualifying School across the three stages. 777 played in Stage 1, who were joined by 108 more at Stage 2, while a further 72 were exempt to the Final Stage.

- A total of 37 players earned their full European Tour cards for 2012.

- There were six players who came through all three Stages of the Qualifying School to gain a card. They were: Hans Peter Bacher, Wil Besseling, Emiliano Grillo, Adrian Otaegui, Scott Pinckney and Taco Remkes.

- There were 11 players who were exempt into Stage 2 and gained a card.

- The remaining 20 players gained a card after being exempt into the Final Stage.

- Of the qualifiers, there will be 17 rookies on The 2012 European Tour.

- Of the 37 qualifiers, nine were fully exempt European Tour Members in the 2011 season.

- The 37 qualifiers were made up from 13 different countries.

- Here are the countries and the breakdown of players: England nine, Netherlands and South Africa five, France four, Spain and Sweden three,  Scotland two and one each for,  Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway and the United States.

- The five for the Netherlands is a record for the country in the same Qualifying School. The players were:  Wil Besseling, Maarten Lafeber, Taco Remkes, Reiner Saxton and Tim Sluiter.

- The youngest player at the Final Stage was Adrian Otaegui of Spain and gained a card. He was 19 years and 24 days and claimed the 23rd card.

- Gary Orr was the oldest player to gain a card for 2012. He was 44 years and 218 days. He gained the eighth card.

- Gary Orr and Scott Pinckney shot the best score in the final round of 65 (-7). Orr began the day in a tie for 28th and finished eighth. Pinckney began the final round in a tie for 66th place, to eventually take card number 24.

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