Moynihan and McGee make it to matchplay stage at La Cala
 Julien Brun, who shot a career best 62 to qualify in joint second place. Picture: Getty Images

Julien Brun, who shot a career best 62 to qualify in joint second place. Picture: Getty Images

Tour success means grabbing chances when they come along and Gavin Moynihan has an opportunity in Spain after he came through an 11-man playoff to make the match play stages of the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 at La Cala Resort.

Only the top 32 after two strokeplay rounds made today's matchplay stages but after a 67 left him in an 11-man shoot-out for five spots on three under 137, Moynihan birdied the first playoff hole to secure a first round clash with Spain's Scott Fernandez.

Derry's Ruaidhri McGee was the only other Irish qualifier thanks to a second round 66 and he now plays Scotland's David Law.

Moynihan made it through the playoff along with England’s Billy Hemstock and Sam Hutsby progressed after they all birdied the first extra hole.

Switzerland’s Joel Girrbach and Denmark’s Rasmus Hjelm prevailed at the second play-off hole, which they both birdied.

Matchplay draw

  1. FRA Robin SCIOT-SIEGRIST v Clément SORDET FRA 
  2. ENG Paul HOWARD v Toby TREE ENG 
  3. FIN Jaakko MAKITALO v Aaron RAI ENG 
  4. GER Julian KUNZENBACHER v Billy HEMSTOCK ENG 
  5. AUS Ben ECCLES v Mark TULLO CHI 
  6. AUS Jordan ZUNIC v Oliver LINDELL FIN 
  7. ENG Tom MURRAY v Ryan MCCARTHY AUS 
  8. FRA Julien BRUN v Joel GIRRBACH SUI 
  9. IRL Gavin MOYNIHAN v Scott FERNANDEZ ESP 
  10. NED Maarten LAFEBER v Pablo MARTIN BENAVIDES ESP 
  11. FIN Kalle SAMOOJA v Marcus KINHULT SWE 
  12. FRA Victor RIU v Rasmus HJELM DEN 
  13. ESP Carlos DEL MORAL v Victor PEREZ FRA 
  14. AUT Manuel TRAPPEL v Matthew BALDWIN ENG 
  15. SCO David LAW v Ruaidhri MCGEE IRL 
  16. ENG Charlie FORD v Sam HUTSBY ENG 

Qualifiers

130 C Ford (Eng) 63 67, 

132 J Brun (Fra) 70 62, J Kunzenbacher (Ger) 65 67, 

133 V Riu (Fra) 61 72, 

134 M Tullo (Chi) 68 66, S Fernandez (Esp) 69 65, C Sordet (Fra) 68 66, V Perez (Fra) 66 68, 

135 J Zunic (Aus) 68 67, M Lafeber (Ned) 66 69, M Trappel (Aut) 69 66, P Howard (Eng) 67 68, 

136 M Kinhult (Swe) 70 66, A Rai (Eng) 67 69, 

137 R McCarthy (Aus) 72 65, T Murray (Eng) 69 68, J Makitalo (Fin) 69 68, D Law (Sco) 71 66, P Martin Benavides (Esp) 67 70, R McGee (Irl) 71 66, K Samooja (Fin) 68 69, 

138 M Baldwin (Eng) 71 67, C Del Moral (Esp) 69 69, O Lindell (Fin) 71 67, B Eccles (Aus) 69 69, R Sciot-Siegrist (Fra) 68 70, T Tree (Eng) 74 64, 

[Moynihan, Hemstock, Hutsby, Girrbach and Hjelm progressed after 11-man playoff]

139 E Van Rooyen (RSA) 68 71, H Casey (Eng) 66 73, S Hutsby (Eng) 67 72, G Moynihan (Irl) 72 67, C Braeunig (Ger) 70 69, R Hjelm (Den) 69 70, N Geyger (Chi) 69 70, J Girrbach (Sui) 68 71, B Hemstock (Eng) 69 70, B Neil (Sco) 70 69, R McIntyre (am) (Sco) 70 69, 

CUT

142 C Sharvin (Nir) 70 72,

143 D McElroy (Nir) 74 70, K Phelan (Irl) 78 66, 

160 R McNamara (Irl) 78 82, 

RTD C Selfridge (Nir)