Facts and figures about the 2012 Q-School graduates

29/11/2012 16:36:15
Moritz Lampert   (Getty Images)
Moritz Lampert (Getty Images)

After 28 players from 12 different countries secured their place on The 2013 European Tour International Schedule, europeantour.com looks into the facts and figures behind the 2012 Q-School graduates…

- A total of 872 players took part in the Qualifying School across the three stages. There were 685 that played in Stage One, joined by 111 at Stage Two, while a further 76 were exempt to the Final Stage.

- A total of 28 players (25 and ties) earned their full European Tour cards for 2013.

- There were four players who came through all three Stages of the Qualifying School to gain a card. They were: Moritz Lampert (AM), Peter Erofejeff, David Higgins and Scott Arnold.

- There were five players who were exempt into Stage Two and gained a card.

- The remaining 19 players gained a card after being exempt into the Final Stage.

- Of the 28 qualifiers, there will be nine rookies on The 2013 European Tour.

- Of the 28 qualifiers, 12 were fully exempt European Tour Members in the 2012 season.

- The 28 qualifiers were made up from 12 different countries.

- Here are the countries and the breakdown of players: England – seven, Sweden five, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Scotland and Spain two and one each for Argentina, Germany, Ireland and Italy.

- The youngest player to gain a card was German amateur Moritz Lampert, aged 20 years and 198 days. The oldest was Gary Orr, aged 45 years and 202 days.

- Orr also broke the record for the biggest gap between winning his first and latest card. Won his first card in 1992. A gap of 20 years.

- Mortiz Lampert is the first amateur to gain a card since Matthew Nixon in 2010 and before that Callum Macaulay in 2008.