Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community in Spain has been on the receiving end of re-newed praise following its successful staging of the the final stage of European Tour Qualifying School from November 10-15.
Last week saw a total of 156 players from around the world congregated on the Costa Daurada seeking European Tour playing privileges for 2019. After six challenging rounds over Lumine’s Lakes and Hills Courses, the top 25 and ties were rewarded with their European Tour cards.
Spain’s own Alejandro Canizares and South Africa’s Zander Lombard jointly topped the list of qualifiers after both finished on -24 with a six-round score of 404, with Cañizares’ final round 64, compared to Lombard’s 68, allowing the Spaniard to claim victory. Among the other notable recipients of their 2018 Tour cards were Norwegian amateur Kristoffer Reitan and Hampshire’s Scott Gregory, who played in all three stages – amounting to 252 holes – of Qualifying School 2018.
Commenting on yet another year of great drama, Lumine’ general manager Calle Carlsson said: “We have just witnessed golfing history being made, and it has been an honour to play host to the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying School. The careers of some of the future stars of the European Tour just started here, and I am very excited to see how they progress. It is a pleasure to have worked with the European Tour in staging this exceptional event, and I would like to personally thank all the players and officials for their kind words in regards to Lumine. It is a true testament to the hard work that our team puts in and their preparations for such an important occasion.”
Mike Stewart, Qualifying School Director, said: “Lumine sets the standard for not only a Qualifying School Final Stage venue, but also for a European Tour venue too. The quality of The Lakes and Hills courses, as well as the practice facilities and off-course amenities, cannot be faulted and have received just high praise from officials and players Calle and his team have been brilliant, and it has been a pleasure working with them in such an important event. The team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Q School experience has been memorable and enjoyable for all competitors.”