YORKSHIRE’S former English men’s amateur champion Nick Marsh has got through the first qualifying stage for a place on the European Tour by placing 13th at Frilford Heath.
Huddersfield GC’s Marsh shot rounds of 70 74 69 and 72 for a three-under-par 288 aggregate.
His final round got off to a fantastic start as he followed a birdie at the first with an eagle at the second.
He gave two shots back with bogeys at five and seven, but sandwiched a third bogey at the 12th with birdies at 10 and 13.
Yorkshire county player Marsh was heading for a tie 10th – the top 22 and ties qualified – before suffering a double bogey six at the last.
He advances to the second stage, to be held at four courses in Spain next month, hoping to claim a place in the final stage a week later at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona.