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Andy Raitt earns Staysure Tour card

 

Andy Raitt booked his place on the 2020 Staysure Tour thanks to a stunning back nine performance on the final day of qualifying at Pestana Golf Resort, Portugal.

Raitt, who is attached to St Georges Hill Golf Club, Surrey, was looking to follow in the footsteps of fellow PGA Professionals David Shacklady and Paul Streeter who both progressed through Staysure Tour Qualifying School in 2018.

Scores of 69, 73 and 65 put former European Tour player Raitt in contention heading into the final round of qualifying on Thursday. And after a slow start, the 50-year-old produced a scintillating performance on the back nine, which included an eagle at the par 5 12th, to finish fourth and claim one of five cards for the 2020 Staysure Tour.

The Staysure Tour, formerly known as the European Senior Tour, is a professional golf tour for members aged 50 and older.

Former Ryder Cup Captains Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam are among the winners of the John Jacobs Trophy, which is awarded to the golfer who finishes first on the Staysure Tour Order of Merit each season.

The 2020 Staysure Tour begins in April with the Jordan Mixed Open at Ayla Golf Club. For more information CLICK HERE.

(L-R) Euan Mcintosh, Andrew Riatt, Michael Long, David Morland IV and Carl Suneson pose for a picture after day four of the Staysure Tour Qualifying School Finals at Pestana Golf Resort, Portugal. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)