Bray's Keith Nolan is on track to regain his PGA Tour card after finishing tied fifth in his stage two qualifier in Texas.
The former Walker Cup ace closed with a two under par 70 at Deerwood Golf Club to finish in the top 20 and ties on one under par.
Nolan is now just six rounds away from regaining his place on the PGA Tour - six years after losing his card.
A member of the Nationwide Tour for four seasons between 1999 and 2004, Nolan held his PGA Tour card in 1998 and 2000 but lost it each year.
Without any status for the past two years, he can get back on the megabucks US Tour if he finishes in the top 30 after six rounds in the final stage at La Quinta in California from November 29 to December 4.
Ballyclare's Gareth Maybin missed out by three shots in Texas when he finished tied 32nd on six over after a closing 76.
Kerry's Sean Quinlivan withdrew after three rounds of his second stage in Florida when he soared to 17 over after three rounds.