Kearney and Caldwell cruise into Second Stage
 Jonny Caldwell 

Jonny Caldwell 

Royal Dublin’s Niall Kearney and Clandeboye’s Jonathan Caldwell cruised through the First Qualifying Stage Section D of the European Tour Qualifying School.

Kearney fired a two under 70 and Caldwell a 71 to leave them tied fifth at a venue where exactly 25 players (the top 23 and ties) progressed to next month’s Second Stage in Spain.

The Irish pair finished on seven under par, just two strokes behind Philip Eriksson and Daniel Kay as the cut off fell at level par 288.

The Island’s David Rawluk ended up eight shots off the pace after a closing 75.

European Tour Qualifying School

First Qualifying Stage Section D Frilford Heath Red

  • 5 KEARNEY, Niall  71 71 69 70 281 Qualified
  • 5 CALDWELL, Jonathan 71 71 68 71 281 Qualified
  • 41 RAWLUK, David 71 76 74 75 296 Did not qualify

MC — 87 MORRISSEY(AM), Mark 82 86 75 - 243 Did not qualify

First Qualifying Stage Section D Bogogno Golf Resort, Bogogno - Italy

MC — 100 KELLY (AM), Brian 82 82 84 248 Did not qualify