37 Irish heading to Q-School
Walker Cup player Niall Kearney is one of 37 Irishmen who have entered the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School later this month.
The 21-year old Royal Dublin amateur will tee it up in a 115-man field at Fleesensee Golf and Country Club near Berlin from September 22-25 alongside Justin Brink and fellow South of Ireland champions Mark Campbell and Mervyn Owens.
Kearney is one of six Irish amateurs amongst the 749 hopefuls who will begin their bids of European Tour cards at stage one. The others are Ulstermen Byron Campbell and Ruairi McGee, Newlands’ Irish international Cian Curley, Royal Dublin’s Neil O Briain and Portmarnock’s James Fox.
Portstewart’s Paul Cutler, who was disappointed not to make the Walker Cup side this year, has not entered.
Diamond dogs on the Emerald trail
Former amateur stars Tim Rice and Justin Kehoe aren’t playing for millionaire prize funds in some exotic corner of Brazil. Instead they’re battling the Irish winter and fighting for every cent as they tee it up with their fellow pros and a bunch of enthusiastic amateurs on a fledgling Friday circuit.
Kehoe leads Irish charge at Q-School
Birr's Justin Kehoe is the best of the Irish hopefuls at the halfway stage of the European Tour Qualifying School First Stage (Section A).
The former South of Ireland champion is tied for eighth place at Dundonald Links in Scotland after a second round 73, just four shots behind leader Craig Goodfellow.
Huge Irish contingent for Q-School
Amateur stars Shane Lowry, Paul O'Hanlon and Jonathan Caldwell have entered the first stage of this month's European Tour Qualifying School.
The trio form part of a 34 strong Irish army bidding to make it all the way to the third and Final Stage at PGA Golf de Catalunya in Spain from November 13-18.