The winner of a European Tour qualifying tournament hosted at Frilford Heath nearly missed out on progressing to the next stage – after leaving his clubs at home.
Peter Tarver-Jones, a previous Europro Tour winner, topped the leaderboard after a rather stressful start to the final day.
The 29-year old from Worthing Golf Club left his clubs at home, over 90 minutes away.
Thankfully a friend saved the day and hand-delivered them to him, just moments before his first round.
The disruptive start didn’t put Tarver-Jones off as he ended the tournament nine-under par, closely followed by Welsh golfer Mark Laskey who completed the tournament on eight-under par.
Frilford Heath hosted the four-day leg of the European Tour Qualifying School earlier this month, in which 104 hopefuls battled it out on for a chance to play in next year’s European Tour.
A total of 20 players qualified for the second stage and will go on to battle it out again in Spain next month before the final.
Daniel Blesovsky, Frilford Heath golf manager, said: “It all came good in the end for Peter, thankfully! It was a pretty tense morning to say the least.
“We wish all the finalists of the Qualifying School the best of luck for the next stage in Spain. Let’s hope they all remember to take their clubs with them!”