PGA EuroPro Tour: Amateurs To Compete In Monday Qualifiers

The PGA EuroPro Tour has announced that amateurs with a handicap of two or less will be able to compete in Monday Qualifiers

PGA EuroPro Tour

The PGA EuroPro Tour has announced that amateurs with a handicap of two or less will be able to compete in Monday Qualifiers

PGA EuroPro Tour: Amateurs To Compete In Monday Qualifiers

Amateurs with a handicap of two or better will now be able to compete in the PGA EuroPro Tour’s new Monday Qualifiers, after approval was granted by The R&A

Just last month, the historic move to launch Monday Qualifiers on the EuroPro Tour was announced, so this latest news is another shot in the arm for the third-tier circuit.

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To qualify for the main tournament, players must finish in the top-five of the 18-hole shoot-out. 

Reacting to the news, Barry Hearn OBE, Chairman of the PGA EuroPro Tour, said: “The news that amateurs will be able to test their mettle on Europe’s finest development tour by competing in Monday Qualifiers is fantastic for all involved. We see it as a brilliant opportunity.

“I have always been keen to eliminate barriers to entry and to offer opportunity to all within a diverse and open environment and this further extends our belief in developing the best up-and-coming golfers on Europe’s best platform for developmental golf.”

Such is the quality of the competition that two players who competed at Q-school for the 2021 EuroPro season - Matty Lamb and Jake Bolton - were recently announced in the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad to take on the USA in May.

It is the Tour’s aim to host a Monday Qualifier ahead of every regular tournament - subject to any local Covid-19 restrictions and logistics - starting with the Donnington Grove event that gets underway on June 9th.

Entry will be £50 for Tour members and £75 for non-members, which will be subtracted from the £295 entry fee if the player qualifies.

The 2021 PGA EuroPro Tour kicks off at Luton Hoo, Golf & Spa, with the three-day tournament taking place from May 12-14. 

Andrew Wright
Freelance News Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he decided to go freelance and now covers a variety of topics for Golf Monthly. 


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Mizuno mp32 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x