Oliver hungry for more at Q-School
Carrickfergus’ Ross Oliver fired a three-under par 69 to move into the qualifying places at the halfway stage of the European Tour School’s First Qualifying Stage Section B qualifier at Wychwood Park.
The top 25 and ties progress to December’s Second Sage from the Cheshire venue and Europro Tour regular Oliver, 24, is tied for 23rd on the current one-over par target score, nine strokes behind leader Steve Uzzell.
Turner finishes fast to join McGeady in PQ2
Derry powerhouse Mick McGeady blasted a five under 67 in the final round at the London Club to cruise into November’s second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School. But the Irish hero of the day was Muskerry’s Niall Turner, who also shot 67 to make it to PQ2 on the five-under par number at the Kent venue.
McGeady going well at Q-School
Derry’s Mick McGeady is tied for fifth place midway through the First Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School Section A qualifier at The London Club in Kent. No fewer than 48 players will represent either Ireland or Northern Ireland at stage one, including Newlands’ Cian Curley, who has turned professional.
Fog delays play at The Oxfordshire
Walker Cup ace Niall Kearney blasted a third round 68 in Germany to keep his tour dream alive at the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School.
With the top 27 and ties progressing to November’s second stage, the Royal Dublin amateur moved into a share of eighth place on five under at Fleesensee near Berlin with Mallow's Mervyn Owens a shot further back after a 73.
In France, Ulsterman Eddie Barr hit a 70 at Golf de Moliets to move into a share of eighth on eight under par with Limerick’s Cian McNamara well-placed in tied 15th on six under.
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.
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.