Martina Gillen comfortably retained her Ladies European Tour card at the Q-School finals in Spain.

The Beaverstown star closed with a one-over 74 on the South Course at La Manga to finish tied for 18th place on eight over as the top 30 earned cards for 2011.

Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall, 21, fired a flawless, eight under par 65 to top the graduating class.

She finished the five-round qualifier a massive nine shots clear of American Jaclyn Sweeney on 15 under.

Royal County Down amateur Danielle McVeigh missed the 72 hole cut.