Chris Devlin

No US Open fairytales for Igoe or Devlin; Harrington praying to St Jude

There were no fairytales for the Irish in last night’s US Open Sectional Qualifiers as both Longford teenager John Igoe and Ballymena’s Chris Devlin withdrew without completing 36 holes and failed to make it to Chambers Bay.

No US Open fairytales for Igoe or Devlin; Harrington praying to St Jude

Smoking hot Calmels wins action-packed Czech Challenge

François Calmels. Picture by Ota MrakotaGareth Shaw and Chris Devlin slipped back with level par 72s and François Calmels fired a sizzling 11 birdies in a final-round 65 to come from behind and win his second Challenge Tour title of the season at the D+D Real Czech Challenge Open.

Devlin refuses to Czech out

Robert Dinwiddie. Picture by Getty Images. Irish Open hopeful Chris Devlin made three birdies in his last five holes to survive the cut in the D+D Real Czech Challenge Open. But there was no luck for Niall Kearney or Mick McGeady.

Devlin and Shaw making the right moves

Brooks Koepka with the trophy. Picture courtesy Fred Olsen Challenge de EspañaChris Devlin and Gareth Shaw will head for the Czech Republic with a spring in their step this week despite disappointing finishes in the Fred Olsen Challenge de España.

Ireland's golfing 2012 in quotes - Part IV

Sunset at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at PGA Catalunya Resort. Rory McIlroy’s Race to Dubai win and his decision to leave Titleist for Nike dominated the end of season chat as Shane Lowry clinched his first win as a professional and David Higgins won back his tour card. Naturally, the scramble for the 2014 European Ryder Cup captaincy was also a hot topic at the close of an epic 2012.

Higgins the sole survivor on day of pain

With his tour dream in tatters, Chris Devlin blasts a perfect drive down the ninth, his final hole, on the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort in the fourth round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.The list of illustrious casualties was of no comfort to Ballymena’s Chris Devlin as he limped away from the European Tour Qualifying School facing an uncertain future following the devastating quadruple bogey eight that wrecked his tour dream.

Higgins on Q-School pressure: "You only have one chance"

Stand and deliver. Niall Kearney rips a great drive down the first on the Stadium Course in the third round of the European Tour Qualifying School final stage at PGA Catalunya Resort.Simon Thornton loves the challenge but David Higgins believes you’d have to be mad to say you enjoy the experience of battling for you livelihood in the marathon European Tour Qualifying School.

Higgins and O'Keeffe see red at Q-School

Peter O’Keeffe rips a long iron down the ninth on the Tour Course at PGA Catalunya Resort. David Higgins found his putting touch to fire a sensational six under 64 on the Tour Course and get within two shots of the lead after the second round of the marathon European Tour Qualifying School final stage at the PGA Catalunya Resort.

As Douglas’ Peter O’Keeffe came back from the dead by following his opening, wind-blown 81 with a five under 65 to keep alive his hopes of making the cut on Tuesday, 39-year old Higgins made six birdies in an immaculate round to share seventh place on five under par.

Higgins tiptoes around Q-School carnage

The opening day of the 2012 European Tour Qualifying School final stage was a tough one for the 156-man field.Waterville veteran David Higgins used all his experience to survive the carnage on a windlashed opening day at the European Tour Qualifying School finals at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Catalonia.

Six of the best - Ireland's hopefuls braced for Q-School exams

The wailing wall. The scoreboard at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage tells the harsh truth.Philip Walton compared it to a prison sentence and there’s no time off for good behaviour. If it goes well, you have six rounds - 108 holes of golf - to finish in the top 25 and ties and earn a ticket to the 2013 Race to Dubai.

O'Keeffe gets Q-School call up

Peter O’Keeffe (left) caddying for his close friend Mark Murphy in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush this summer. The roles will be reversed at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, which begins at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona on Saturday. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePeter O’Keeffe’s European Tour dream is still alive after he was handed a last minute call up for this weekend’s Qualifying School Finals in Catalonia.

Q-School: Big moves for Thornton and Devlin

Chris Devlin made a huge move when he fired a seven under 64 the third round of the Q-School Second Stage in Spain. Simon Thornton fired a six under 66 and Ballymena’s Chris Devlin a seven under 64 as scoring turned red-hot at all four venues in the third round of the European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage in Spain.

Mixed start for Irish at PQ2

Mark Staunton opened with a three under 68 to share ninth place at Lumine in the Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School.PGA Irish Region regulars David Higgins and Mark Staunton were the best of the 16 Irish hopefuls after the opening round of the European Tour Qualifying School Second Stage in Spain.

Power leaves it late

Seamus Power made it through to the second stage of the PGA Tour Q-School with nothing to spare. Picture courtesy eGolfProfessionalTour.comSeamus Power birdied his penultimate hole to keep his PGA Tour dream alive by a whisker at the first stage of the Q-School in North Carolina.

Power and Rafferty facing final round test

Seamus Power is just inside the qualifying places with a round to go in his Stage One Qualifier at the PGA Tour Q-SchoolSeamus Power faces a nerve-wracking battle to keep his PGA Tour dream alive at the first stage of the Q-School in North Carolina.

Seamus powers on at US Q-School

Fergal Rafferty bounced back from his opening 76 with a 69 in TexasWest Waterford’s Seamus Power remained on course to qualify for the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School in North Carolina.

Power and Murphy start well at PGA Tour School

Seamus Power has been in good form this season, winning twice on the eGolf Professional Tour.West Waterford’s Seamus Power and Waterville’s Mark Murphy made postive starts in their bids for PGA Tour cards at the first stage of the Qualifying School.

Irish quintet chasing American dream

Stephen Grant begins chasing his US Tour card todayFormer soccer star Stephen Grant is one of five Irish hopefuls set to tee it up in the First Stage of the PGA Tour Quaifying School today.