Irish golf loses 33% of its tour strength as Lawrie, Thornton, Maybin and Phelan fail at Q-School

Irish golf loses 33% of its tour strength as Lawrie, Thornton, Maybin and Phelan fail at Q-School

As Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy raced to the top of the leaderboard in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship the grim reality of Ireland's mythical conveyor belt of tour stars hit home with a glance at the results from the European Tour Qualifying Stage in Catalonia. Twelve months ago we had 12 players with full European Tour cards. Now we have eight.

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Irish face uphill task as Paratore leads into final Q-School round

Irish face uphill task as Paratore leads into final Q-School round

Peter Lawrie is just one tantalising shot outside the Top 25 who will win their 2015 European Tour cards on Thursday with Italian Renato Paratore on course to become the youngest winner in European Tour Qualifying School history.

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Maybin cards crucial 65 as Hahn shoots 58 at Q-School

Maybin cards crucial 65 as Hahn shoots 58 at Q-School

Gareth Maybin made 10 birdies to make the cut at the Final Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School but the plaudits went to American John Hahn who jumped 92 spots to 12th thanks to an incredible 12 under par 58 that won't count as a tour record.

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Phelan leads Irish quintet at Q-School

Phelan leads Irish quintet at Q-School

Kevin Phelan made a fine start in his bid to win back his tour card when he opened with a three under par 69 on the tough Stadium Course in the Final Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School at PGA Catalunya Resort.

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