Kris Mueck is hopeing to be accepted into the European Tour Qualifying School.GEORDIE COWAN September 3, 2014 3:22am
Europe beckons Heathcote Golf Club member Kris Mueck when he will try to go through the European Tour Qualifying School later this month.
The 24-year-old will fly to England on September 11 ahead of the first-stage tournament near London at the end of the month.
He will be one of 968 tour hopefuls, with other first stage events being held in Scotland, Austria, France, Italy and Portugal.
The golfer said he was excited to challenge himself at another level.
‘‘It’s been one of my goals to go to a q-school,’’ Mueck said.
‘‘It’s been a long time coming. I’ve wanted to do it every year, but this is the first year I’ve been able to get the funds together and have a go.’’
Mueck has to finish in the top 20 per cent of the four-day event to progress to the second stage, played in Spain in November.
‘‘It is a gruelling and long process,’’ he said.
‘‘You’ve got to play at your best for a considerable amount of time, but you’ve got to try and take the step to get on another tour in a different part of the world.’’
This year has been the best of Mueck’s career, winning three pro-am events and currently sits at the top of that series’ order of merit with $31,764.70 from 16 tournaments, leading by almost $8000.
However, he was not entirely happy with how he had progressed this year.
‘‘It’s been productive, but I still haven’t quite achieved what I would have liked to achieve,’’ he said.
‘‘The tournaments haven’t been that great, but the pro-ams have been pretty good.’’
Mueck said while he was pleased to win the pro-ams, they were ‘‘a means to an end’’ because he wanted to be making the cut in the big events.
‘‘I’ve made about 50 per cent of cuts and obviously it’s pretty tough to make them all but that’s the goal,’’ he said.
Mueck will compete in a $10,000 pro-am at Neangar Park Golf Club on Monday in a field of up to 80 professionals.
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