Tyneside golfer Wayne Feeney has completed his dream and qualified for the 2021 PGA Europro Tour.

Despite the current coronavirus pandemic Feeney was fully prepared to go back to Q School this month and look to gain his card.

He not only achieved that at the Players Club in Bristol but did it in style with rounds of 72 and 68 finishing in fifth place.

"I’m thrilled to have qualified for a category that will get me starts next year" said Wayne. "I was nervous for the first few holes of both rounds but settled in well given that the conditions were wet and windy."

Feeney's first event will be at Luton Hoo next May.

Born at Burnopfield, Wayne’s love of golf began at the age of 12 when he got his first membership at his local golf club The Hobson. By 16 he had moved to Lancashire to pursue a BTEC in Golf Education at Myerscough College.

It was apparent that the sport was not just a pastime and two years later Feeney enrolled for the University of Central Lancashire’s foundation degree in the Art of Golf Coaching. Out of term time and following his graduation, Wayne spent four years at Slaley Hall playing amateur golf winning tournaments at both club and county level.

However his goal was always to play golf at a professional level and after a slow start to life as a pro in 2016 he is ready to push on having overcome the trials and tribulations of qualifying during the coronavirus pandemic.

Team Feeney also comprises of main sponsors HQBS Energy Solutions and AGM Golf Media & Management under managing director Gavin Mansfield who are looking for support to drive him on. If anyone would like to get involved they can go to [email protected]