The UK’s biggest amateur golf tour is building up to an exciting finish for the 2011 season after hosting the final qualifying event of the season.

The Gtour visited De Vere Mottram Hall on the 17 September where ‘The Race to Cyprus’ Order of Merit was cut down to the top 52 players.

They will now battle it out in a two-day UK semi-final event at De Vere Belton Woods in November.

The UK semi-final will see the top 10 players earn a place at the two-day final at the Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus.

Membership to the Gtour is free and is open to all golfers whether you play off scratch or 28.

The Race to Cyprus is a tiered competition based on a players best three scores taken throughout the season.

The Order of Merit was renamed ‘The Race to Cyprus’ following renewed partnerships with De Vere, Srixon, Bunker Mentality, Golfbreaks.com and Aphrodite Hills.

As the tour has grown further two new sponsorships have been added. Aegean Airlines and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation have both bolstered sponsorship for 2011.

The 2011 season has seen a number of first-time winners and a host of new players, both men and women, as popularity has increased.

Tournament director, Colin Astbury, said: “I am delighted with the dramatic response to this year’s tour and of course the growth of the Gtour since 2009.

“It’s an honour to have partnered with such prestigious brands for the third year running and most importantly have engaged with hundreds of competitive and social amateur golfers up and down the country.

“2011 has been a very enjoyable year for all involved with the Gtour and we are very much looking forward to announcing details of the 2012 tournament soon.”