The tournament committee gave the 24-year-old Regensburg the title Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, after Schmidt had already made the qualification for the new season of the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) for a few tournament participation. It’s an incredible feeling, Schmidt said. That I have secured a card for the DP World Tour for only seven starts, makes me proud, and this award is a wonderful bonus and a beautiful reward for the hard work I’ve done. The former European champion had received the Silver Medal this summer at the British Open as the best amateur. After the prestigious major tournament, Schmidt had changed into the profile camp and had convinced there with two top ten placements. The former world ranking first Martin Layer had been awarded the best Jungprofi in 2007.