Manitoba’s Aaron Cockerill has earned his chance to play the European Tour full-time.
The 27-year-old Stony Mountain, Manitoba golfer completed six gruelling rounds at the final stage of European Tour Qualifying School on Wednesday to earn Category 17 status on the circuit.
Rounds of 73, 66, 69, 67, 68, 69 gave him a -16 total, enough to earn a share of 5th place at the tournament where the top 25 players and ties earned full status on the 2nd largest pro golf circuit in the world.
Cockerill, who previously spent time on the Mackenzie Tour, finished in a share of 72nd at the same tournament last year. As a result he spent 2019 playing a mix of European and Challenge Tour events with his most success coming at the end of the year.
He posted three top-seven finishes on the Challenge Tour late in the season, and just missed advancing to the Tour’s Grand Final, finishing 49th on the Road To Mallorca points list.
If you’d like to hear more about, and from, Aaron, he was a guest on the Flagstick.com TeeTalk podcast earlier this year. You can find the episode (and links to Spotify and Apple Podcasts) here.
We hope to have him back on the show soon to talk about his full year, the success at Q-School, and his hopes and plans for 2020.