Does the name Scott Gregory ring a bell? Remember the guy who shot 92 in the first round of this year’s U.S. Open? He’s that guy.
He’s also the guy who shot 62 en route to earning his 2019 European Tour card.
Gregory finished the six-round European Tour Q-School at 19 under par, good enough for a tie for 11th. Twenty-seven players earned their cards, with Zander Lombard and Alejandro Canizares leading the way.
“It takes a lot out of you so I’m just over the moon. It makes up for a few of the things that I went through this year,” said Gregory, who shot 62 in the third round. “I’m immensely proud of myself. I think I’d only been playing for a month after coming back from injury when I went to First Stage.”
Gregory won the 2016 British Amateur but didn’t have much success this past season on the Challenge Tour, earning money in one of eight events and being limited by a near year-ending injury. But the lowlight of 2018 came at Erin Hills, where after qualifying, he shot 92-75.
Now, however, he finally has a highlight to which to point.
“It’s been a tough year with injury and I didn’t have my best day at the U.S. Open,” the 24-year-old Englishman said. “I probably came under some unfair criticism so to do this not only proves it to myself but it proves it to them. It keeps a lot of people quiet.”