Nicolas
Colsaerts

Professional Golfer

Amateur Records


6 years old, 1989
First swing at Brussels Golf Club


7 years old, 1990
Aptitude Diploma - competition debut

1990


8 years old, 1991
Handicap 25 - First lesson with Michel Vanmeerbeek


10 years old, 1993
Handicap 18 - first participation in an individual Federal event



11 years old, 1994
Handicap 12 - Score average 89,17

Best score 78 (+6)

4th - Belgian Junior Championship



12 years old, 1995
Handicap 7 - Score average 81,70

Best score 75 (+2)

Winner - qualifying round for Belgian Match Play Championship (Category II)

Quarter finalist - Belgian Match Play Championship (Category II)

First participation in a Men's Federal event ("Prix du Roi")



13 years old, 1996
Handicap 3, score average 78.85

Results:

First score under par 72 (-1) Rigenée, 72 (-1) Marache

Champion - Belgian Juniors (under 14)

Champion - Belgian Interclub Cadets (under 16) with Rigenée

First Individual International selection (British Junior Open)

1st net and 2nd gross - British Junior Open 74 - 71 = 145 (+3)

Winner of the final Chipie Juniors International in Paris (under 15's)

First selection for National Boys Team (under 18's)



14 years old, 1997
Handicap +2 (+1.5) score average 74.50

1997 

Best scores:

68 (-4) Waregem, 69 (-4) Waterloo-Marache

69 (-4) Ravenstein, 70 (-4) twice Mont-Garni (amateur course record)


Best 72 holes:

Omnium de Belgique - Waregem 73-71-68-69=281 (-7)

First participation in the Orange Bowl (under 18's) in Miami

First European selection (under 16) Ryder Cup Junior - San Roque

First selection for National Men’s Team

Third - Donald Swaelens Challenge

Third - Belgian Stroke Play Championship

Champion of Belgian Interclub cadets (under 16) with Rigenée

Winner of Challenge Jessie Goovaert (Ternesse)

2nd - Belgian Match Play Championship (Latem)

Runner-up - European Young Master (Under 16) (Torino)

Champion - Belgian Cadet (under 16) (Bossenstein)

5th - Omnium de Belgique (Waregem)

Winner - Junior Committee Competition (Waterloo)

Winner - Nations Cup, International Juniors of Belgium

Winner - Challenge Pierre Huylebroeck (Mont-Garni)

Winner - Challenge Chabeau (Juniors ranking 1997)

Winner - Challenge Duvivier (Men's ranking 1997)

6th - Doral Junior Classic (under 16) Miami

10th - Orange Bowl (under 18) Miami



15 years old, 1998
Handicap +1.3 - Score average 73.87

1998 
   

Challenge Tour Pro-Am with
M. Vanmeerbeek (pro), J. Theunis, A. Beaupain


Best scores:

66 (-6) Lion (Waterloo) Amateur course record

68 (-6) Mont-Garni Amateur course record


Best 72 holes:

71-71-66-73 = 281 (-9) Lion - Marache (Waterloo)


Miscellaneous:

First continental selection (under 18) Jacques Leglise Trophy (Villa d'Este)

First participation in the European Tour: TNT Dutch Open, Belgacom Open

First participation in World Amateur Championships (Chile)

Last 32 - Portugal International

Last 16 - France International

Champion - Belgian Foursome (J.Theunis) (Pierpont)

Winner - Donald Swaelens Challenge - Lion - Marache (Waterloo)

5th - Belgian Stroke Play Championship

15th - Peugeot Classic (Prunevelle - France)

Winner - Nations Cup Junior Internationals of Spain

Semi-finalist - Junior Internationals (Spain)

Winner - Canon U21 Championship (Junior International, Holland)

2nd - European Young Master (under 16's) (I Roveri - Italy)

Champion - Belgian Cadet (under 16's)

49th - European Men's Championship (Bordeaux, France)

Winner of Challenge Pierre Huylebroeck (Rinkven)

Champion - Belgian Mixed Foursomes (C Devos) (Winge)

Winner - Challenge Duvivier (Men's' ranking 1998)

43rd - Individual Section - World Championship, Chile

Winner - Mercedes-Air France Amateur Open (La Réunion)

15th - Mauritius Open for Professionals (Belle Mare)

3rd - Doral Publix Junior Classic (16-18 year old) Miami, USA

26th - Orange Bowl (Biltmore, Miami)



16 years old, 1999
Handicap +1.7 - Score average 73.43

1999 
 

Junior Ryder Cup, Boston


Results:

Winner - Qualifications for France International Cadets, Montpellier-Massane,(-4)

Winner - Prix De Vooght - Kapellen, 74-67 (-5)

3rd - Swaelens Challenge - Waterloo

Winner - Junior Internationals of Holland, Canon U21 Toxandria, 70-69-72 (-5)

Runner-up Belgian Stroke Play Championship Ravenstein, 74-69-76-70 (+3)

Champion - Belgian Schools (under 18) Mons-Hainaut, 71-71-72-71 (-3)

6th European Men's' Individual Championship, Celtic Manor, Wales 70-72-72 (-2)

Continental Boys' Team selection Trophée Jacques Leglise

Boys’ European Team Selection Junior Ryder Cup Match - Boston

Last 32 - Polo Junior Classic - Orlando (15th in qualifications)

5th - Orange Bowl - Miami



17 years old, 2000
Handicap +4,5 (+5) Score average 71,36

2000 
 

The youngest player to succeed at the Qualifying School, with his coach Michel Vanmeerbeek


Results:

Last 32 - Final of Spanish International

Last 32 - Final of Portuguese International

17th - Sherry Cup - Sotogrande

Selection for the European Team - Michael Bonalack Trophy

Winner of the qualification for “French Boys”

Winner of the “French Boys” (Toulouse)

Champion - Belgian Match Play

25th - Lytham Trophy

46th - Irish Amateur

16th - Thunderbird International Junior (Grayhawk, USA)

Winner - Waterloo Club Championship

32nd Final of British Amateurs

2nd - Dexia-BIL Luxembourg Open 68-66-68-68-270 (-18)

Selected for Continental Boys’ Team (Jacques Léglise Trophy)

9th - Qualification European Youth Championships

Belgian Stroke Play Champ’ 68-65-70-73-276 (-12) - SPA 65 (-7) course record

18th - European Amateur Championship (Hurhof) 70-68-70-72-280 (-8)

Winner - Qualifications of Int'l Juniors of Belgium 65-72-137 (-7)-65 (-7) course record

Semi-finalist International Juniors of Belgium (Ravenstein)

Winner - World Travel Open - PGA of Belgium 66 (-6) course record

26th - World Team Championships (Berlin)

3rd - Stage One Qualifying School (Chart Hills) 71-68-71-71-281 (-7)

Winner - Final of Canon U21 (Royal St Georges)

13th - Stage Two Qualifying School (Emporda) 69-71-72-64-276 (-8)

4th - Final Qualifying School (Sotogrande, San Roque) 70-67-68-72-73-74-424 (-8)

 

 

Introduction

Nicolas Colsaerts is a Belgian golf professional and a regular member of the European Tour.

Definitely one of the most precocious golfers Belgium has ever known, Nicolas collected numerous titles and trophies as shown in this impressive list of records.

 

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