… “I have had two nice tournaments the last four, five weeks but overall the season feels like a disappointment. I’ve missed too many cuts. I missed a few in a row with one stroke, it was a bit sour. If I made the cut, unfortunately I played too bad on the weekends. It’s really just in Portugal that I had a really good weekend where I climbed on the list, he says.
Yes, the end of the season was not bad at all. He tied 7 in Portugal and 23rd at Valderrama in Spain.
“It was important at the end to at least secure a place for next year so that I can play the full schedule on The Challenge Tour. There was some limit at the top 176, where I was not, so it was still required to play the best at the last tournaments and it feels good to have achieved that.”
“Getting the ET-Card through The Challengetour is much more worth than getting it through the Q-school. You get a much better opportunity to keep The Card or play to get The Card. You can participate in bigger and more tournaments. It may give a little more peace and quiet, a little less stress, but also the fact that you can actually play for more money.” (from the interview for golfing.se)
But there is still a chance that Sebastian will play on The European Tour 2018. If he does as he did last year – takes The Card through Q-school.
Second Stage is played 3-6 November on four courses in Spain. Sebastian will play at Desert Springs outside Almeria, with his brother Martin on the bag. The Final Stage is played the following week (see the facts below).
FACTS: QUALIFYING SCHOOL
Second Stage in the qualification for the European Tour 2018 is played 3-6 November on four courses in Spain – Desert Springs, El Saler, Las Colinas and Panoramica.
The 20 best (plus ties) on each course will progress to The Final Stage.
The Final Stage is played at Lumine, west of Barcelona, November 11-16. Six rounds with a cut after four rounds.
The 25 best (plus ties) will be eligible for category 17 on ET next season (and Category 5 on CT). The players who makes The Cut but do not take an ET card will be eligible for category 9 on the CT.