Warren Bennett misses the cut in European Tour Final Qualifying
Warren Bennett’s hopes of playing regularly on the full European
Tour again next year were dashed at the Final Qualifying Stage in
Spain this week.
The 44-year-old Prince’s GC professional failed to make the cut
for the final two rounds at the PGA Catalunya Golf Resort in
Bennett, who resigned from the European Tour in 2009 after
suffering a hand injury in a car accident, needed to be in the
leading 73 players after the opening four rounds of the gruelling
But his six-over-par total of 290 meant he missed the cut by
four shots. Bennett started poorly with an opening round 77 but
bounced back with rounds of 67 and 70 which meant he went into
Tuesday’s fourth round still in with a reasonable chance of
qualifying for the final two rounds.
However, he slipped out of contention with a 76 and will now
have to focus his attention on the European Challenge Tour next
year while hoping to receive occasional invites to main European
Bennett’s fellow Kent golfer, Herne Bay’s Steve Tiley, who is a
member of Royal Cinque Ports GC, also missed out on the final two
rounds at Qualifying School after recording a four-round total of
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