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Qualifying School Means European Tour Last Chance Saloon

This is one of the biggest weeks in any professionals career and aligned with that, one of the most nerve wracking, any player coming through the trial they are about to face this week successfully unscathed will certainly have earned their right to compete at the highest level of European golf.

Qualifying School Final stage at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain is the scene for the epic 6 round battle where the 312 entrants, some of which have already completed numerous rounds in previous stages to be there, will be whittled down to just a handful achieving their dream of receiving a European Tour card for the 2016 season.

Of those 312 players competing are Champions of Golf's very own professionals Scotsman Scott Henry and Australian Scott Arnold.

Craig Group, Aberdeen Asset Management, Callaway Golf and Luke Sport ambassador Scott Henry finished just outside the top 15 on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit this season and so narrowly missed out on claiming a full European Tour card. However, he has this one last chance to boost his number of starts on the main tour from a speculative 12 to potentially over 20 if he finishes well enough this week.

Former World Number One amateur Scott Arnold is also looking to go well in Spain. 2015 Challenge Tour Cordon Golf Open champion Scott, despite losing his card in recent years, is hungry to regain it and get back to the main European Tour. The Ping Tour athlete flew home for a few days practice after the Challenge Tour Grand Final in Oman before heading out to Spain.

You can follow the live scoring from Spain through the Challenge Tour website - http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/qualifying/season=2015/tourname... - which begins on Saturday (14th November).

One person who wont be joining the 312 man field in Spain is Jason Palmer. The Kirby Muxloe player has suffered this season through injury and was not able to finish high enough on the European Tour Order of Merit to gain his card for 2016. However on application for a Medical Extension Jason had this granted and so will play a limited number of events at the start of 2016 to see what official card he is able to achieve for the remainder of the year.

We wish both Scott's well for their week in Spain and of course the best wishes to Jason for his recovery over the festive period.