Beaverstown's Martina Gillen kept her Ladies European Tour card when she finish tied fourth at the Q-School in Italy.

Gillen, 25, closed with a four under par 68 to finish three shots behind winner Dana Lacey of Australia on 10 under par.

Based in Cavan, Gillen won her card last season but finished 126th in the money list after earning €7,380 from 13 starts.

Cork Claire Coughlan failed to retain her card when she missed Thursday's 54-hole cut by a shot.