Seven Italian players passed the Stage 1 of the Qualifying School of the DP World Tour which took place at the Bogogno Golf Resort (par 72) in Bogogno (Novara) and where the American Dan Erickson and the Dutch Lars Keunen and Davey Porsius followed by another Dutchman, Floris De Haas, fourth with 269 (-19) and at the top after three rounds.
Qualifying School of DP World Tour, results
Among the Azzurri the best was Filippo Celli, fifth with 270 (67 69 65 69, -18), who turned professional on the eve of the DS Automobiles 79th Italian Open, who gave further proof of his qualities after a summer to remember in which he won the individual European title, the Silver Medal as best amateur at The Open and the Team World Championship with the Azzurri team (together with Marco Florioli and Pietro Bovari).
It was a day in which other Italian players also expressed themselves at an excellent level with Federico Maccario (69 71 69 64) and Gianmaria Rean Trinchero (71 67 70 65) in seventh place with 273 (-15). The first made a 64 (-8, an eagle and six birdies), best score of the day, rising from 23rd, and the second a 65 (-7), recovering from 21st, a score on the lap that was only equaled by two other Azzurri, the amateur Alessandro Radig, tenth with 274 (-14), who gained 16 positions, and by Cristiano Terragni, from 54th to 23rd with 278 (-10), who failed to qualify for one shot.
Instead, Davide Buchi, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli and Enrico Di Nitto, 14th with 273 (+13), had access to Stage 2. In total, 22 participants were promoted. Stage 2 will take place from 3 to 6 November on four Spanish courses, two in Alicante (Alenda Golf and Las Colinas G&CC), one in Almeria (Desert Springs Golf Club) and one in Girona Empordà Golf).
The final is scheduled in Tarragona (Infinitum Golf, Lakes Course), also in Spain, from 11 to 16 November where 156 competitors will compete over a distance of 108 holes to win the 'cards' for the DP World Tour 2023.