PETER Tarver-Jones finished tied 15th from 240 competitors at the PGA EuroPro Tour Qualifying School at Frilford Heath last week to clinch a three category membership for the 2014 season.
The Worthing golfer opened his account for the week with a first-round 70, and followed that up with 69 in Thursday’s second round, and drove himself into a good position with a one-under par 71 in the final round on Friday at the ranking event.
That secured him a six-under par final total of 210, just seven shots behind winner David Booth, and pocketed him a modest £80 prize money.
Tarver Jones said: “It could have been better, but there are positives to take still. Fifteenth out of 240 is solid playing and I have full playing rights for the year and earned a category three membership of EuroPro Tour, so that was the main job done.
“I am looking forward to the season now starting at the Belfry in mid April. It’s nice being able to have flexibility picking my schedule. “
The Worthing golfer had shot a four-under par 67 in the second round at Woldingham to clinch victory in the first stage of the EuroPro Tour’s Q School by five shots.
Tarver-Jones shot six birdies to follow his first bogey-free 64 round to finish 11 under par.
The top five received prize money from a pool of £1,000 per event.
Tarver-Jones, who also thanks support group Asphaleia for their help, added: “I’m happy with my rounds but, to be honest, my mindset has changed a little, in that I don’t want to qualify, but to win. I think that’s the best way of thinking going into events.
“I’ve worked extremely hard over winter on my game – especially my mental game, and it will all pay off this year.”
The field at Frilford was cut to the leading 80 players for a final round on Friday to determine their playing categories.