Fraser Patrick admitted that this year’s Q School line-up is the toughest it has ever been, after coming through the minefield to earn a new two-year tour card earlier this week.
The Glaswegian beat China’s Bai Langning 4-1 in the final round in Sheffield to secure his return to the circuit, just a few weeks after being relegated.
“I’m relieved,” said Patrick. “I said before it started, looking at the names it would be the hardest it has ever been at Q School. Guys like Ian Burns – he was in the top 64 before results in the world qualifiers went against him, that’s why he’s here. There are a lot of good players, including ex-pros and guys who have just fallen off. It’s so hard. So to get through at the first chance was good.”