Leitinger claims first Tour Card of 2020 PDC Q-School with victory over Kleermaker

Harald Leitinger is the first player to claim a Tour Card at 2020 PDC Q-School defeating Martijn Kleermaker in a tense final in Hildesheim.

Leitinger has previously only played in two PDC events before with a 2011 Players Championship in Austria; as well as a European Tour qualifier two years ago but has stormed to victory on the first day.

The former soft-tip player was an underdog heading into the final against the Dutchman who is known as one of the best players in the BDO especially in the floor tournaments but lead throughout.

Kleermaker sent it to a decider but missed match darts meaning that Leitinger had three at 56 and he pinned it last dart in hand to claim a coveted Tour Card.

The former is still in a good position though with him at seven points so in theory, a good run on Day Two can go a long way to securing his spot on the tour still.

Click here for more information on this year’s record breaking Q-School .

Brian Raman 2 | 5 Harald Leitinger
Boris Krcmar 4 | 5 Martijn Kleermaker

Brian Raman 5 | 0 Franz Roetzsch
Harald Leitinger 5 | 2 Kay Smeets
Boris Krcmar 5 | 3 Karel Sedlacek
Martijn Kleermaker 5 | 3 Tonny Veenhof

Last 16
Brian Raman 5 | 2 Tytus Kanik
Franz Roetzsch 5 | 4 Wesley Plaisier
Kay Smeets 5 | 3 Thomas Junghans
Harald Leitinger 5 | 2 Wesley Harms
Karel Sedlacek 5 | 4 Jeffrey De Graaf
Boris Krcmar 5 | 4 Dragutin Horvat
Martijn Kleermaker 5 | 4 Thibault Tricole
Tonny Veenhof 5 | 3 Derk Telnekens


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