2018 Season – Week 47 Update
Card for 2019 Challenge Tour secured
In my last five tournaments of 2018 I started to play with more consistency and confidence.
After missing the cut in Kazachstan by one stroke and ending T40 in the Hopps Open de Provence I decided to give the Irish Challenge a miss to focus on preparing for China and to try out a new driver.
It paid off because I made the cut in both Hainan and in Foshan where I ended T5. It was a nice result in the most valuable tournament of the year and it guaranteed my Challenge Tour card for 2019.
My Foshan result also gave me a good shot at getting into the rankings top-30 at the final tournament in Ras-Al-Khaimah and even making it into the top 15 and winning promotion to the European Tour if I could finish 1st or 2nd.
After R2 I was in the top-10, thanks in part to some good advice (reads) from my caddy for the event and good friend, Bernard, but a scrappy R3 meant I could only finish T-13, and I ended 34th in the final Challenge Tour rankings.
Deciding not to play Q-School was difficult and caused some comment in the Dutch golfing media but I am sure it was the right thing for me to do.
Feeling weary but good after a long season I am taking a couple of weeks off and sorting out some things at home. Then I will start planning my 2019 programme and my preparations for next season.
Wishing all my readers a Happy New Year I’m looking forward to 2019 already!