NORTH East pros Graeme Storm and Kenneth Ferrie have not qualified for the European Tour finale in Dubai, but Ferrie is back in action this weekend.
The 34-year-old Ashington golfer, who represents Matfen Hall, starts his attempt to immediately recapture the tour card he has lost because of his placing of 160 in the 2012 Race to Dubai.
Three times a Tour winner, Ferrie won £74,589 this season – around half the amount he needed to keep his card.
However, he joins former Slaley Hall Tour victor Miles Tunnicliffe in final qualfying which starts on Saturday at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain.
Tuesday’s cut will be made after four rounds with the top 70 plus ties going through to the last two rounds.
The six-round event finishes a week today and the top 25 plus ties earn tour cards.
To follow the progress of Ferrie and Tunnicliffe, visit europeantour.com and click on Q School.
Storm (pictured below), the Rockliffe Hall player from Hartlepool, was 87th in the 2012 Race to Dubai with winnings of £223,814.
Two other former Walker Cup men from the region are already assured of European Tour status next season.
Penrith’s Gary Lockerbie and Mickley’s Chris Paisley, attached to Close House, have qualified through the Challenge Tour.