Murphy second at Europro Q-School
 David Booth receives his trophy from EuroPro Director of Operations Daniel Godding. Picture  www.europrotour,com

David Booth receives his trophy from EuroPro Director of Operations Daniel Godding. Picture www.europrotour,com

Waterville's Mark Murphy closed with a two under 70 to finish second behind Rotherham’s David Booth in the PGA EuroPro Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at Frilford Heath.

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An eagle three at the 15th gave him a share of the lead but his bogey at the last cost him dear as he finished a shot behind on 12 under par.

He still pocketed £2,000 and Category 3 membership of the Europro Tour for 2014 while Banbridge's Richard Kilaptrick also secured Category 3 status as a 70 left him tied for third with Tom Whitehouse and Luke Joy on 11 under.

Stephen Grant, now playing out of The Heritage was joint 22nd on five under after a 71 and also clinched Category 3 status for the top 30 at the final stage.

Aaron Kearney's 72 for joint 39th on three under gave him Category 6 status while the Irishmen who missed the cut - Matt McAlpin, Noel Quinn and Ricky Weldon were awarded Category 14 status.