BMW Wentworth in Jame Moul’s sights

AFTER earning his first top 50 tournament finish on the European Tour, Jamie Moul now has eyes on earning his place to tee off at the world-famous Wentworth Club.

The Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club playing professional will have to build on his joint 35th finish in the Avantha Masters in New Delhi last month if he is to realise his dream of lining up in the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey this spring.

Only the top 156 ranked players in the world will be allowed entry to the European Tour’s flagship competition on May 24-27 — but Moul hopes to do enough to be one of those elite players.

After five tournaments in his debut season on Europe’s elite tour, having qualified via the top 10 of the developmental Challenge Tour, the 27-year-old is ranked 135th in the Race to Dubai performance index, having earned £18,288 in prize money.

“It has all been going well,” Moul said. “The game has been a little bit inconsistent in places but you expect that early season.

“It is just really good to get out and play at the minute. I knew what to expect having played a few (tournaments) before.

“There is a step-up in depth and at the tournament’s you are treated really well and your life is made more easy and comfortable.”

But his eyes are fixing on Wentworth, the only tournament on the tour in Great Britain.

“That is one I am just hoping to get in as it is the top 156,” he said. “It is a big event and a lot of people want to play it.”

But getting enough points on the Order of Merit to stay on the European Tour, estimating he will need around £225-230,000 prize money, will be his main priority. “Everyone is trying to get that European Tour card but it is about keeping it as well and it is going to be tough,” he said.

After a three-week break Moul now travels to Spain to play in the Open de Andalucía on the Costa del Sol from next Thursday ahead of a trip to Morocco for the Trophée Hassan II on March 22.