Thursday, 19 November 2015
PGA Catalunya Resort  (Getty Images)
PGA Catalunya Resort (Getty Images)

Pictures speak a thousand words. With The European Tour's Qualifying School all wrapped up for another year, europeantour.com illustrates how the dramatic events at the Final Stage unfolded courtesy of some picture-perfect photos from Getty Images.

Nick Cullen blows away the field with a nine under par 61 on the opening day.

Nick Cullen makes nine birdies in his opening round

Lukas Nemecz and Filipo Bergamaschi both fired 65s in Round Two to move into the lead.

Nemecz adds a 65 to his 67

Marcus Kinhult joined Nemecz at the top of the leaderboard after Round Three with a five under par 65. The young amateur, who led the Nordea Masters earlier this season, looked assured and confident over the first three rounds.

Marcus Kinhult during round 3

Round Four saw Chris Hanson, Jean Hugo and Daniel Gavins in a three way tie at the top of the leaderboard. More importantly, cut day provided plentiful drama with several players firing low scores to scrape through for the final two days' play. Ryan Fox’s six under par 64 was the pick of the bunch.

Ryan Fox gives himself a chance

The somewhat relentless Stadium Course saw 268 birdies and 18 eagles on moving day as players looked to catapult themselves up the leaderboard. Ross McGowan made a par from the cart path on the 17th and then made an up and down from the sand on the 18th to get around in just 64 strokes, the lowest round on the tougher of the two eighteens at PGA Catalunya Resort.

Ross McGowan on his way to the top of the leaderboard

The final day

Ryan Evans was the first player in the clubhouse to secure his card. The man who quit his job working for a make-up company two years ago shot a four under par 68 to jump into the top 25.

Ryan Evans after his round

Stuart Manley made a clutch up and down from the deep bunker on the 18th to secure his place in the top 25. The man from Wales fired a six under par 66 on the Stadium Course.

Stuart Manley celebrates with his caddie after hitting it close out of the sand on 18

Clement Berardo thought he had missed his chance with a flurry of bogeys on the back nine but when it was all said and done he had finished inside the top 25.

Clement Barardo gets the news he is inside the top 25

After battling testicular cancer in July of 2015, Matthew Southgate fought through one of the most emotional weeks of his life to secure a spot on The European Tour in 2016.

Southgate holes out on 18

Chris Hanson turned professional almost ten years ago and now gets to live his dream of playing on The European Tour. After a tough day on the course, Hanson secured the last card of Qualifying School and dedicated his success to his father, who passed away 4 years ago.

Hansen on his way to a European Tour card

Three winners from three different continents. Ulrich Van Den Berg, Daniel Im and Adrian Otaegui were all tied at the top of the leaderboard following the conclusion of play in Round Six, sharing the prize fund three ways.

(L-R) Daniel Im, Ulrich Van den Berg and Adrian Otaegui

This week, PGA Catalunya Resort played host to its eighth Final Stage of The European Tour's Qualifying School - a fitting venue to host one of golf's greatest tests.

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