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Which players earned DP World Tour cards at Q-school?

33 players survived six long rounds at Infinitum to secure their DP World Tour cards for 2024, so who are they?

 

It’s over. The 108 holes of the DP World Tour’s final stage of Q-school are done.

There was agony, but ecstasy for 33 players who battled through six rounds at Infinitum in Spain to secure their futures on Europe’s biggest stage in 2024.

22-year-old Freddy Schott shone brightest on 27-under-par on Wednesday evening, capping off a fine final-round 65 with an 18th-hole eagle.

The German was 144th in the Race to Dubai in 2023, but he’ll have the chance to do it all over again with a year of experience in the locker.

“Even though I loved every single bit of it, I wouldn’t mind not coming back! It’s an unbelievable week. It’s more like a test really, for us dropping down,” he told NCG

“I felt like you get more chances here than you get on tour. You have so many wedges with more accessible pins. There are still so many good guys out here, guys who lost their cards who should never have lost them.

“For the guys dropping down from the DP World Tour, it’s much more of a test to get your mind right and your head right for the week, because you can score here.”

Former Open Silver Medal winner Filippo Celli finished two shots further back to secure his 2024 card, while fellow previous low amateur Tom Lewis finished in tied for sixth too.

The Englishman shot an incredible 61 in round four to propel himself into contention and the two-time DP World Tour winner followed this with a 67 and a 65.

“Today was a good round. I said to my caddie Callum that I wanted to shoot eight-under-par through the last two rounds and to have done 10-under-par is great.

“It’s a course you can make some birdies on and also make some bogeys. I knew as long as I drove the ball well and kept it in play, I was going to get some chances and I put a lot of work in on my putting this week, which has been a big Achilles heal for me this year and, this week, I just did a little bit better and that made the difference.”

Two-time DP World Tour winner Renato Paratore advanced to the next year by finishing in tied 11th alongside Welshman Jack Davidson and South African Jacob Kruyswijk.

The experienced Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who’s previously recorded top-15 finishes at the Masters and the US Open, shot a superb 64 to surge 19 places up the leaderboard to 18-under-par to keep his card for next term.

The 34-year-old, a four-time winner on the circuit, qualified through Q-school last year too.

“I just tried to bring all of my experience in playing today,” Aphibarnrat told NCG.

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“Everyone was going to get nervous in the last couple of holes and there was one more round to earn a card for the whole year – it made it quite difficult.

“But I really controlled myself well. I stayed patient and calm and I’m really happy with the result – I feel great with the way I am playing.”

Young Yorkshire amateur Josh Berry made the grade at the ripe age of 18 on 15-under-par with former Amateur champion Garrick Porteous and Jon Rahm’s old college roommate Nicolo Galletti.

There were 12 players tied for 22nd place on the leaderboard on 14-under-par occupying the last spots, including two-time tour winner Kristoffer Broberg, Wales’ Rhys Enoch and social media sensation James Nicholas.

Nicholas, a 26-year-old American, has over 375,000 followers on TikTok and is also set to play in the second stage of PGA Tour Q-school at the end of November.

“Really solid,” Nicholas said to NCG. “I’ve never played a six-round tournament, so to come out here and stay in it for the entire tournament, not get too far ahead of myself and just give myself a chance coming down the stretch was really what I was trying to do from day one.

“I played really well today. I wish I had a couple of shots back, especially that up-and-down on the second-to-last hole, but that’s golf! You’re always going to wish you had a couple of shots back. I missed a two-footer on day three, it’s just tough.”

Every player to earn a DP World Tour card at Q-school:

Freddy Schott

Filippo Celli

Sebastian Friedrichsen

Darius van Driel

Matthis Besard

Sam Jones

Tom Lewis

Sebastian Garcia

Hadyn Barron

Kristian Krogh Johannessen

Jack Davidson

Jacques Kruyswijk

Renato Paratore

Andrew Wilson

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

David Ravetto

Pieter Moolman

Garrick Porteous

Nicolo Galletti

Josh Berry

Benjamin Rusch

Johnathan Goth-Rasmussen

Kristoffer Broberg

Rhys Enoch

Darren Fichardt

Jannik de Bruyn

Pedro Figueiredo

Soren Broholt Lind

Nicolai von Dellingshausen

Lauri Ruuska

Alfredo Garcia-Heredia

Joe Dean

James Nicholas

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Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

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