Catalunya will again stage the climax of Q School in chase for Tour cards

THE Qualifying School will reach its climax at PGA Catalunya Resort for the eighth successive season when the Girona-based venue, a European Tour Destination, holds the Final Stage from November 14-19 this year.

The sun rises over the fourth hole at PGA Catalunya Resort (Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium and Tour courses – co-designed by Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo – will again host the six-round finale of the Qualifying School, which gets underway with the First Stage Section A on September 15.

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The award-winning resort first held the Final Stage in 2008 and will continue to play host until at least 2017, having recently extended its existing deal by three years.

Last year’s Qualifying School attracted 924 entrants, with 156 progressing to the Final Stage and 27 ultimately earning their playing privileges on The 2015 European Tour International Schedule.

Notable graduates from the 2014 Qualifying School include Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, currently inside the top 40 in The Race to Dubai thanks chiefly to three top- five finishes so far this season.