Grehan leads Irish qualifiers for EuroPro Tour Q-School finale
 Stuart Grehan in his amateur days. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Stuart Grehan in his amateur days. Picture: Pat Cashman

Stuart Grehan topped his qualifying venue as 13 Irish golfers made it through Stage One to next week’s Final Stage of the Europro Tour Qualifying School at Frilford Heath.

Played over 36 holes at Caversham Heath, Formby Hall and Haggs Castle; and 18 holes at Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate and The Players Club due to adverse weather, over 170 golfers took a step closer to gaining full playing rights on the satellite tour.

All those who got through will at least a category 14 status for 2018 with golfers making the Final Stage cut earning a minimum category 10 and the top 30 earning category 3.

Grehan is joined at the Final Stage by Colin Fairweather, John Ross Galbraith, Jack Hume, Kevin Phelan, Chris Selfridge, Stephen McCarthy, Iarlaith Keane, Cameron Raymond, Joe Dillon, Luke Donnelly, Brian Doheny, amateur Owen Crooks as well as Brian McElhinney and Reeve Whitson who were exempt from Stage One. 

All 240 golfers at Final Stage will play one round on each the Red and Blue Courses at Frilford Heath on Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5 before a cut to the leading 80 players and ties play a concluding 18 holes on the Blue Course on Friday, April 6.

Europro Tour Qualifying School, First Stage

Caversham Heath Golf Club

Detailed scores

Qualifiers

T13 Stephen McCarthy Black Bush Golf Club 81 71 152 

Non-qualifiers

T59 Simon Bryan Michael Campbell Golf Academy 81 82 163
T69 Colm Crowley Pinergy 85 83 168

Haggs Castle Golf Club

Detailed scores

Qualifiers

4 Colin Fairweather The Knock Golf Club 73 68 141
T5 John-Ross Galbraith Whitehead Golf Club 72 70 142
T10 Iarlaith Keane Kinsealy-Grange Driving Range 71 74 145
T17 Cameron Raymond Unattached 71 76 147

T17 Owen Crooks (a) Holywood 74 73 147

Non-qualifiers

T29 John Igoe Longford Golf Club 75 78 153
T32 Kieran Lynch (a) Skibbereen Golf Club 77 78 155
36 Mark Burke (a) Tuam Golf Club    76 81 157
T37 David McAleenon (a) Edenmore Golf Club 81 77 158    
39 Pearse McMurray Viste Bella 79 82 161

Formby Hall

Detailed scores

Qualifiers

1 Stuart Grehan Unattached 68 68 136
T7 Jack Hume Naas Golf Club 71 73 144
T19 Kevin Phelan Mount Juliet 74 74 148
T34 Chris Selfridge Moyola Park Golf Club 76 76 152

Non-qualifiers

T54 Adam Kerr County Armagh Golf Club 78 77 155
T66 Mark Whelan Allied Pension Trustees 77 81 158
T77 Nial Kearns Omagh Golf Club 78 82 160
85 Robert Braithwaite Temple Golf & Country Club 86 79 165

Mannings Heath

Detailed scores

Qualifiers

T35 Joe Dillon Headfort Golf Club 73

Non-qualifiers

T46 Peter Williamson Woodcote Park Golf Club 74

The Players Club

Detailed scores

Qualifiers

T9 Luke Donnelly Mount Juliet Golf Club 71
T15 Brian Doheny Callan Golf Club 73

Non-qualifiers

T43 Steven Quinlan Halpenny Golf 76
T60 Jack McDonnell (a) Forrest Little 78    
T72 Mark Murphy Mount Wolseley Golf Resort 80    
T74 Simon Irwin (a) Holywood Golf Club 81    
T80 Peter Redmond Unattached 83    

Final Stage

Field