Rodolfo Cazaubon moved a step closer to becoming only the second Mexican to earn a place on The European Tour when he led the 23 qualifiers from Ebreichsdorf GC at the First Qualifying Stage Section A.
Cazaubon shot a closing 67 for a 20 under par aggregate of 268 to finish three clear of Germany’s Stefan Wiedergrün. The only Mexican golfer to earn fully exempt status on the European Tour to date was Rafael Alarcon in 1985.
Players from 13 different nationalities, including from emerging golfing nations such as Russia, the Czech Republic and China as well as Mexico, were among the 23 who finished on 281, seven under par, or better.
A further five nationalities were represented among the 20 qualifiers from The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course in Scotland with Swede Philip Eriksson leading the way to the Second Stage with a final round of 69 for a ten under par total of 278 and three stroke victory.
The English pair of Zane Scotland and Jamie Moul finished second while Brenden Gielow, one of three Americans to make it through the First Qualifying Stage in Scotland and Austria, shooting the low final round of 66 to progress to the next phase.
A total of 43 players progressed through and will take their place in the Second Qualifying Stage, to take place in the first week of November over four courses in Spain leading to the Final Stage at PGA Catalunya Resort.
The First Qualifying Stage continues next week as more hopefuls begin their quest for a place on The European Tour with Section B taking place at Wychwood Park in England and Golf and Country Club Fleesensee in Germany, a European Tour Destination.
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