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1999 English Qualifying Event
Woodhall Spa 13th-15th June


Woodhall Spa was the venue of the first Qualifying Event of the 1999 Canon European Under 21 Golf Championships to find a successor to last year's winner, Sergio Garcia.

75 players with handicaps of 4 and better competed on Monday 14th June over the Bracken and Hotchkin Courses at Woodhall Spa. The leading 36 players then completed the final 18 holes on Tuesday 15th over the Hotchkin Course, rated as probably the best inland test in the UK.

Played in glorious weather and the course in magnificent condition, the winner by two shots was +1 handicapper and English boys international, Tom Whitehouse from Maxstoke Park GC, with a score of 216 - 2 under par. Runner up was Nick Knighton of Longcliffe GC with a score of 218.

The four qualifiers who go forward to compete in the final at Sotogrande, Spain on 2nd and 3rd October:

- Tom Whitehouse +1 Maxstoke Park GC (71-71-74) 216
- Nick Knighton 2 Longcliffe GC (71-71-76) 218
- Greg Hyde 2 Wath GC (73-73-74) 220
- Jamie Garner 3 Helsby GC (73-72-75) 220