Twenty-two Italians will be involved in the next two tournaments of Stage 1 of the Qualifying School of the DP World Tour, the sixth and seventh of the nine scheduled, which will both take place from 19 to 22 September over a distance of 72 holes.
Twenty will play at the Bogogno Golf Resort (Conte Course) in Bogogno (NO) and another two at the Donnington Grove Golf Club in Newbury in England.
Qualifying School of the DP World Tour, schedule
In Bogogno, Lorenzo Gagli, Cristiano Terragni, Filippo Bergamaschi, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Enrico Di Nitto, Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli, Gianmaria Rean Trinchero, Michele Ortolani, Stefano Mazzoli, Pietro Bovari, Agustin Bardas, Davide Buchi, Ludovico Addabbo, Manfredi Manica will take the field , Cristiano Polidoro, Federico Livio, Julien Paltrinieri, Andrea Saracino, Elia Dallanegra and Flavio Michetti.
In the field the Swede Jonas Blixt, 39 years old from Nässjö, a career on the PGA Tour where he won three titles, the Spaniards Mario Galiano Aguilar and Manuel Morugan, the Monegasque Mario Piaget, the Argentinians Maximiliano Godoy and Leandro Marelli together with Leon D'Souza from Hong Kong and numerous US competitors.
Luca Cianchetti and Adalberto Montini will be starting at the Donnington Grove Golf Club. In the previous races Giovanni Manzoni, Philip Geerts and Edoardo Giletta (First Stage – Millennium Golf), Dimitri Cavazzana (First Stage – Arlandastad Golf), Federico Maccario and Alessandro Notari (First Stage – Golfclub Schloss Ebreichsdorf) did not qualify.
Stage 1 will be completed with tournaments at the Royal Oak Golf Club in Rødding in Denmark (26-29 September) and at the Golf de Moliets in Moliets in France (3-6 October) where there will be no Italians. In each event, on average around twenty players are promoted to Stage 2.
Stage 2 will take place from 2 to 5 November on four Spanish courses (Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club, Almeria; Isla Canela Links, Huelva; Golf Las Pinaillas, Albacete; Fontanals Golf Club, Girona). The final will take place in Tarragona, also in Spain, at the Infinitum Golf (Lakes & Hills Courses) from 10 to 15 November over a distance of 108 holes.
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