Sharvin and Grant advance at Q-School
 Cormac Sharvin. Picture: Golffile.ie

Cormac Sharvin. Picture: Golffile.ie

Ardglass' Cormac Sharvin and Mount Juliet's Stephen Grant cruised into November's Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School.

Former Walker Cup player Sharvin, 23, closed with a one under 71 at The Roxburgh in Scotland to qualify with ease on six under par at a venue where 22 players on one under or better progressed.

Ex-professional footballer Grant, 39, also made it through in style, playing his final 36 holes at Fleesensee (an hour south of Rostock in northern Germany) in five under par to make it with a shot to spare on four under 284.

The Birr native has struggled with his game over the past year but he found form in Germany and must now have a fighting chance of achieving what would be a dream ticket to the European Tour.

European Tour Qualifying School 2016

Sep 13-16 First Qualifying Stage Section A The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course;
The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, United Kingdom - Scotland

Qualifying mark — 22 players on 287 (-1) or better/ 54 hole cut 221 (+5)

  1. Eamonn BRADY Clontarf GC Missed cut 72 81 72 225 (+9)
  2. Conor O’ROURKE (AM) Naas Golf Club T45 75 71 71 76 293 (+5)
  3. Cormac SHARVIN Ardglass GC T9 69 73 69 71 282 (-6) QUALIFIED
  4. Richard WELDON Killeen Castle GC Missed cut 73 74 76 +7 223
  5. Reeve WHITSON Royal County Down G.C Missed cut 71 79 72 +6 222

Sep 13-16 First Qualifying Stage Section A Fleesensee, Fleesensee G&CC, Fleesensee, Germany

Qualifying mark — 25 players on 285 (-3) or better

  1. Stephen GRANT Mount Juliet GC T17  70 75 70 69 -4 284 QUALIFIED