England’s Ricki Neil-Jones soared into the next stage of the Qualifying School marathon after a course record 63 at The London Golf Club.
Neil-Jones picked up an eagle and eight birdies to top the list of 24 qualifiers who made it through the First Qualifying Stage – Section A at The London Golf Club, a European Tour Destination.
His 18 under par score of 270 was good enough for a four stroke win over fellow Englishman Yasin Ali and the top 24 players will move onto the Second Qualifying Stage in Spain at the end of November.
At Ribagolfe in Portugal, 20 players moved a step closer to their goal of a European Tour card with home favourite Tiago Cruz of the host nation and Spain’s Borja Etchart sharing first place on five under par 283.
The First Qualifying Stage continues next week when more prospective European Tour hopefuls will embark on the first steps towards a Tour card at Ebreichsdorf in Austria and Barbaroux in France.