Fergal Rafferty

Roundup: European Men's Club Trophy, Web.com Q-School

European Men's Club Trophy — Torrential rain forced play to be suspended in the opening round of the European Men's Club Trophy at Pravets Golf Club, 40 miles east of Sofia.

Roundup: European Men's Club Trophy, Web.com Q-School

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.

Rafferty a sharpshooter in Abilene - first pro win

Fergal Rafferty hits a tee shot during the second day of the Young Life Abilene Open at the Fairway Oaks golf course on Thursday, August 16, 2012. Picture by Eric J. Shelton/Reporter-News Dungannon’s Fergal Rafferty fed off some renewed confidence in his putting to claim his first win as a professional in the Young Life Abilene Open on the Adams Golf Pro Tour.

Devlin, Quinlivan and Rafferty in US Open sectionals

Sean QuinlivanTwo Ulstemen and a Kerryman will join the hundreds of hopefuls at 11 sectional qualifying sites across the United States on June 4 seeking a place in the US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Former East of Ireland winner and Listowel native Sean Quinlivan will tee it up at Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey, Ballyena’s Chris Devlin goes at Springfield Country Club in Ohio, and Dungannon’s Fergal Rafferty at Lakeside Country Club in Houston, Texas.

Black Friday for Power at Q-School

Seamus Power narrowly failed to make it to the final stage of the PGA Tour Q-School. Seamus Power agonisigly failed to qualify for the PGA Tour Q-School finals by a single stroke on a black day for the Irish hopefuls at the penultimate stage.

Super Power works at school

The 7th on the Members Course at Redstone, where Seamus Power is tied for seventh with a round to go at the second stage of the PGA Tour Q-School.Seamus Power took another giant step towards his PGA Tour dream in the second stage of the Q-School in Texas.

Power surge in Texas

Seamus Power kept his PGA Tour dream alive with a brilliant 66 at stage two of the Q-School in Texas.Seamus Power fired a six under par 66 to scorch up the leaderboard and give himself a great chance of qualifying for the final stage of the PGA Tour Q-School.

Irish trio back to school as they chase the American Dream

Chris Devlin is ready for Q-School this year.Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell could be joined by a couple of old team mates on the multi-million dollar PGA Tour next season.

As West Waterford’s Seamus Power opened his bid with a level par 72 in Texas, Carrickmore’s Fergal Rafferty and Ballymena’s Chris Devlin will tee it up in the second stage of the US Q-School in Florida today hoping to swap the mini tours for golf’s major leagues.

Walton KO, Rafferty OK in US Q-School quests

Philip Walton. Picture Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ieDungannon’s Fergal Rafferty birdied two of his last three holes to make it to stage two of the PGA Tour Q-School.

But Philip Walton failed to find the final round inspiration he needed to earn his place in the field for next month’s Champions Tour finals.

The 49-year old Dubliner closed with a 72 at Woodforest in Texas to finish four strokes outside the top 16 who progressed to the final stage.

England’s Barry Lane won the event, one of three Regional Qualifiers, by five strokes from Spaniard Miguel Martin on 275.

Q-School joy for Power and Devlin

Chris Devlin made it to Stage Two of the PGA Tour School. So did Seamus Power. Seamus Power and Chris Devlin made it through the first stage of the PGA Tour Q-School. But there was disappointment for Mark Murphy and Stephen Grant.

Six Irish seek PGA Tour cards

Keith Nolan begins his quest for a PGA Tour card tomorrow.Former Shamrock Rovers ace Stephen Grant is chasing his US PGA Tour dream this week.

The winger turned pro swinger tees it up in the first stage of the American Q-School in Florida today.

Grant, 34, is already through to December’s second stage of the European Tour school. But he’s trying his luck on both sides of the Atlantic after coming through US pre-qualifying last week.

The Birr ace is one of six Irishmen in action Stateside…

Twelve Irish out of 40 make PQ2

Michael McGeady qualified with ease for the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieBig Mick Geady topped a quintet of Irish qualifiers for December’s Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School. Of the 40 players who teed it up in the First Stage, 12 (or 30 percent) made it through.

Cutler misses cut at Q-School

Paul Cutler finished 21st in the Irish Open in Killarney but couldn’t make it through Stage One of the Q-School this week. Picture Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie Paul Cutler agonisingly missed the 54-hole Q-School cut by a shot at Frilford Heath and must now rely on sponsors invitations to earn his tour card this year.

The 22-year old from Portstewart, top scorer in Great Britain and Ireland’s Walker Cup win last month, shot a six over 78 to finish on 15 over at the Oxfordshire venue in the First Qualifying Stage.

It was a sad end to a personally difficult period for the likeable Ulsterman, whose grandfather John Cutler sadly passed away last week.

Cutler in danger of early exit at Q-School

Mick MGeady (above), Chris Devlin, Brendan McCarroll, Mark Staunton and David Higgins are all going well at Q-School. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.iePaul Cutler is six shots outside the top 25 and ties who progress to Stage Two from the European Tour School Section D qualifier at Frilford Heath after adding a second round 76 to his opening 77.

The former Walker Cup star is tied for 69th on nine over and in danger of missing the 54-hole cut as only those within seven shots of the qualifying mark - currently three over par - will contest the final round.