WGC golfer wins the first stage of golf's European Tour Qualifying School
PUBLISHED: 10:54 10 October 2014
Mark Laskey is a step closer to his dream of qualifying for the presitigious European Tour.
Laskey shot a one-under-par 71 in tough scoring conditions at Frilford Heath to win The European Tour Qualifying School first stage section D event and progress to stage two along with 25 others entrants.
The Brocket Hall player is in fine form having entered qualifying after consecutive wins on the Jamega Tour.
He finished strongly with a two-under-par back nine on the Red course at the Oxfordshire venue, reaching 11-under-par for the tournament and snatching first place from the overnight leader Charlie Harrison.
American Harrison could not reproduce some of the scintillating golf of his first three rounds and could only muster a four over par 76, falling back to second place as a result.
He was joined there by Englishman Ryan Brown, who partnered Laskey and Harrison in the final group and carded a three-over-par 75 to drop back to nine-under-par for the week.
Although Brown and Harrison will be a little disappointed with their final rounds, they will have the second stage of Qualifying School to look forward to next month as they attempt to seal a place alongside the biggest names in the sport on The 2015 Race to Dubai.
Usually the top 15-18 players progress from the second stage to the final round of qualifying.