Tournament: DP World Tour Qualifying School Final Stage
Venue: INFINITUM Golf Club, Tarragona, Spain
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TARRAGONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 15: Simon Forsstrom of Sweden tees off on the first hole during the Day Five of the Final Stage of Qualifying School at Lakes Course, Infinitum on November 15, 2022 in Tarragona, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Round five report

Simon Forsström will take a two-shot lead over Englishman Daniel Brown into the last round of Final Stage DP World Tour Qualifying School.

The Swede, who led by two overnight, carded six birdies and a bogey in his five under par round of 66 on day five at INFINITUM, to move to 26 under par.

The 33-year-old is in a fantastic position heading into the sixth and final round, with the top 25 and ties earning DP World Tour playing privileges.

“I’m very pleased with today because I played solid and made some putts,” he said. “My ball striking wasn’t as good as the previous rounds, but I still gave myself a lot of chances to make birdies.”

“I’m probably feeling less pressure being at the top heading into the final round this week because I know I just need to finish in the top 25, but I just need to keep playing well tomorrow.”

Portugal’s Pedro Figueiredo signed for a seven under par round of 64 to move into a tie for third on 22 under, alongside four-time DP World Tour winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

TARRAGONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 12: Alejandro Del Rey of Spain tees off on the 10th hole during Day Two of the Final Stage of Qualifying School at Lakes Course, Infinitum on November 12, 2022 in Tarragona, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

A host of players are still in the hunt for top tier playing privileges with 18 holes remaining, including Spaniard Alejandro Del Rey, who sits in a tie for 20th on 16 under par. The 24-year-old is determined to get the job done this week after narrowly missing out on his DP World Tour card at the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A just over a week ago.

“It was very tough to come down here after the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final,” he said. “It was a tough week after a good year and I was disappointed not to finish it off. I am going to be honest, I wasn’t feeling great, I was feeling a bit down on myself and I didn’t have time to really process what happened that week, so it has been more mental than physical for me.

“It would mean everything for me to earn a DP World Tour card because it is something I had in mind the whole year, especially after winning on the Challenge Tour. It would make up for last week. I have the game I think, I just need to prove it out here. I would love to go out there and play against the best in the world.”

The final round will get under way at 9:00am local time, with Forsström teeing it up in the final group alongside Brown and Figueiredo at 11:06am.

Round five scores:

331 S FORSSTROM (SWE) 66 69 65 65, 
 333 D BROWN (ENG) 67 67 68 65, 
 335 P FIGUEIREDO (POR) 69 67 70 65, K APHIBARNRAT (THA) 69 64 73 62, 
 337 C BRING (DEN) 71 68 72 61, D RAVETTO (FRA) 67 69 72 64, J AXELSEN (DEN) 72 63 67 69, 
 338 M LORENZO-VERA (FRA) 66 73 70 64, R HISATSUNE (JPN) 66 69 72 65, M SIEM (GER) 69 72 67 64, T ED?N (SWE) 76 68 61 67, 
 339 G STAL (FRA) 72 69 67 65, J LEE (USA) 71 69 70 62, N BACHEM (GER) 76 61 69 65, J STALTER (FRA) 68 68 69 63, 
 340 G WIEBE (USA) 73 64 71 66, G KRISTJANSSON (ISL) 70 64 73 66, G HURLEY (IRL) 70 65 70 65, N LEMKE (SWE) 72 66 65 66, 
 341 L SCALISE (ITA) 72 67 69 67, E BERTHEUSSEN (NOR) 71 69 66 68, S HUTSBY (ENG) 71 67 66 70, A DEL REY (ESP) 69 68 68 68, 
 342 A WILSON (ENG) 70 69 71 67, D HORSEY (ENG) 70 70 69 65, R SANTOS (POR) 73 67 67 67, O FARRELL (ENG) 75 68 65 72, 
 343 B RUSCH (SUI) 68 73 69 66, G PORTEOUS (ENG) 71 66 70 67, M PENGE (ENG) 69 68 69 68, 
 344 R MCGOWAN (ENG) 68 66 75 68, J FAHRBRING (SWE) 71 68 71 65, C BERARDO (FRA) 70 70 70 68, A SADDIER (FRA) 71 69 70 68, N KRISTENSEN (DEN) 67 71 69 65, 
 345 C WOOD (ENG) 72 69 70 66, M ELVIRA (ESP) 68 71 66 70, M SCHMITT (GER) 70 72 72 64, O FARR (WAL) 73 72 67 68, H STUREHED (SWE) 73 72 68 67, T KANAYA (JPN) 70 75 67 69, 
 346 M ANTCLIFF (AUS) 74 68 68 67, J MURPHY (IRL) 68 69 73 67, C BARROW (AM) (ENG) 68 67 73 70, U COUSSAUD (FRA) 69 67 72 66, S BAIRSTOW (ENG) 72 68 70 70, 
 347 D O’LOUGHLIN (ENG) 66 72 69 71, J PRINSLOO (RSA) 70 69 68 71, P SAGOO (ENG) 74 67 71 67, T MURRAY (ENG) 72 70 71 66, J ZUNIC (AUS) 69 70 75 66, M GRADECKI (POL) 75 66 75 65, K DAVIDSE (RSA) 71 74 66 69, Y LIU (CHN) 74 72 67 67, 
 348 C HOWIE (SCO) 73 69 68 68, V MEYER (GER) 66 71 73 65, T LEWIS (ENG) 73 66 73 66, J FELTON (AUS) 72 68 72 67, R PARATORE (ITA) 70 69 67 68, C PAISLEY (ENG) 72 69 73 66, F AGUILAR (CHI) 69 71 72 69, 
 349 A CA?IZARES (ESP) 68 71 73 65, B POKE (DEN) 71 65 74 68, M LUNDBERG (SWE) 72 70 70 67, C MIVIS (BEL) 76 67 69 69, 
 350 D PAPADATOS (AUS) 74 68 69 69, L JOHNSTON (SCO) 68 70 70 72, 
 351 O FISHER (ENG) 73 69 71 68, 
 352 D ACKERMAN (USA) 71 72 67 70, G BOYD (ENG) 74 69 65 72, 
 353 A CHESTERS (ENG) 70 77 65 69, 
 354 R GOUVEIA (POR) 75 67 73 66, 
 **
 282 P ORIOL (ESP) 71 71 69 71, I CANTERO GUTIERREZ (ESP) 71 71 75 65, J SENIOR (ENG) 68 70 74 70, H GODDARD (ENG) 73 66 71 72, L BROWN (RSA) 71 70 73 68, G FDEZ-CASTA?O (ESP) 72 66 76 68, F LACROIX (FRA) 76 70 68 68, S GALLACHER (SCO) 73 73 64 72, P MATTSSON (SWE) 76 67 70 69, S BROWN (ENG) 70 73 71 68, L VAN MEIJEL (NED) 76 69 69 68, R ROUSSEL (FRA) 74 68 70 70, 
 283 S DYSON (ENG) 66 72 72 73, V RIU (FRA) 72 69 76 66, G BOURDY (FRA) 72 73 68 70, F LAPORTA (ITA) 77 72 67 67, A KARLSSON (SWE) 77 71 67 68, H HOPEWELL (AM) (AUS) 70 78 65 70, C SHARVIN (NIR) 72 72 71 68, J SJOHOLM (SWE) 71 74 68 70, 
 284 F MORY (FRA) 72 68 78 66, A PLANT (ENG) 74 65 75 70, T GANDY (IMN) 69 73 73 69, J CALDWELL (NIR) 71 69 73 71, B BAUMGARTEN (USA) 68 71 76 69, M FORD (ENG) 80 68 65 71, A DE BONDT (BEL) 73 70 72 69, 
 285 G HAVRET (FRA) 75 68 66 76, T THURLOWAY (ENG) 70 73 72 70, P PINEAU (FRA) 76 70 69 70, 
 286 A BUENDIA (ESP) 73 69 73 71, T SLUMAN (USA) 76 73 67 70, P DUNNE (IRL) 74 72 67 73, A HOST (DEN) 72 75 68 71, N INFANTI (USA) 75 75 64 72, K BROBERG (SWE) 76 69 71 70, J KENNEGARD (SWE) 75 72 70 69, A FLANAGAN (ENG) 79 72 66 69, C ROSS (SCO) 76 69 70 71, M ERIKSSON (SWE) 74 70 70 72, 
 287 J SAINZ (ESP) 73 70 68 76, 
 288 A POUGUET (FRA) 68 71 74 75, P KATICH (GER) 70 74 67 77, S MAZZOLI (ITA) 73 72 70 73, L DOBBELAAR (AUS) 74 70 76 68, D ANTONISSE (NED) 65 79 71 73, E CUARTERO BLANCO (ESP) 68 79 71 70, A ZEMMER (ITA) 74 72 69 73, P LAUNER BAEK (DEN) 78 71 68 71, J SANDBORG (SWE) 76 69 73 70, 
 289 B THORNBERRY (USA) 73 69 74 73, D PERRIER (FRA) 75 72 71 71, M ITEN (SUI) 75 69 70 75, D HEBENSTREIT (AUT) 72 74 70 73, L HARRIES (AM) (WAL) 71 77 70 71, J WIKSTR?M (SWE) 76 78 71 64, J ALLAN (ENG) 75 70 69 75, D NAIDOO (RSA) 74 69 69 77, 
 290 M STEWART (SCO) 70 73 72 75, D HOWELL (ENG) 76 74 69 71, C BANKE (USA) 85 64 69 72, B VIRTO (ESP) 75 74 70 71, 
 291 J HANSEN (DEN) 74 76 66 75, A QUIROS (ESP) 70 75 69 77, 
 292 J SANDELIN (SWE) 74 71 70 77, E KATZ (USA) 72 78 72 70, Z CALDWELL (USA) 75 72 71 74, D HAGUE (ENG) 74 71 72 75, A PAVAN (ITA) 71 76 68 77, 
 293 P MEJOW (GER) 71 75 73 74, J LANDO-CASANOVA (FRA) 69 78 74 72, 
 294 E FLORES (USA) 69 75 76 74, P MOOLMAN (RSA) 74 74 71 75, 
 295 H BROWN (DEN) 78 74 72 71, L BJERREGAARD (DEN) 76 72 71 76, N PLATRET (FRA) 69 75 80 71, 
 299 K MICHEL (AUS) 78 71 70 80, 
 307 B PETURSSON (ISL) 77 82 72 76, F CLERICI (SUI) 77 75 73 82, 
 **
 OUT R MCEVOY (ENG) 72 71 73 WD, B STOW (ENG) 76 68 82 WD, M HAMMER (GER) 78 68 83 WD, L MASAVEU (AM) (ESP) 74 66 WD, A PIKE (AUS) 84 WD,