Sunday, November 05, 2017

Ewen Ferguson clickety-clicks to take lead at El Saler in European Tour Q School Stage 2

Former British boys champion Ewen Ferguson from Bearsden shot a six-under-par 66 at El Saler Golf Club, Valencia today to take the lead with one round to go at the European Tour School four Stage 2 72-hole events at Spanish venues.
Ferguson had an eagle 3 at the fifth and birdies at the first, seventh, 13th and 15th to lead by three strokes with a 54-hole tally of 203.
His earlier rounds were 68 and 69.
Ross Kellett is now T15 after rounds of 73, 73 and 68 for 214, also at El Saler. Kellett had his second double bogey in two days, the latest at the par-4 sixth. On the credit side he had six birdies and is 10 under par for his last 29 holes.
Only the leading 21 go forward from El Saler to the Final Q School at Lumine, which means that Jack Doherty (T27), Conor O'Neil (T41) and Craig Ross (T56) need to produce something special in Monday's final round to have a chance of progressing.
Doherty has had rounds of 71, 74 and 72 for 217. He had a double bogey 5 at the short 12th today.
O'Neil had a triple bogey 7 at the sixth in a 78 which followed much steadier first and second rounds of 71. His current tally is 220, four better than Ross who has scored 78, 73 and 73.

David Law's prospects of making it to the Final Stage. He is lying third at Las Colinas Golf Club, Alicante after rounds of 63, 71 and 67 for 12-under-par 201
The Aberdonian had a double bogey 5 at the short fifth but did compensate with seven birdies on his card. He also bogeyed the short 14th.
Law is sone shot behind joint leaders Joachim Hansen (Denmark) (64-68-67) and Jacques Kruyswijk (South Africa) (61-67-72).
Connor Syme dropped back to joint 11th after following up a pair of 67s with a two-over 73 for 207.
Chris Doak is sharing 15th place on 208 after rounds of 71, 68 and 6. He had an eagle 3 at the third.
Scott Henry is the leading Scot at Desert Springs GC, Almerica. He has had three steady scores of 70, 69 and 70 for 209 and a joint 15th place. He covered his last 15 holes in three under par after a slow start.
Perth's Daniel Young needs to improve at least seven places over the final round to make it to the Final Stage. He is currently T29 on 219 after bogeying the 13th, 15th and 18th for a 73. His earlier rounds were 70 and 69.
Former Scottish amateur champion Robert MacIntyre from Oban had a double bogey 5 at the short second and he is T32 on 213.
Liam Johnston from Dumfries, who started so well with a 68 at Desert Springs, has sinced returned scores of 71 and 76, the latter round including two double bogey 6s. 
Joint 50th on 215, Johnston needs a really low round to finish with.
There does not seem to be any hope of advancing for Paul Shields who has scored 72, 72 and 78 for 222 and a share of 66th place.
Leader by two strokes at Desert Springs is Englishman Matthew Baldwin after rounds of 64, 67 and 69 for 200.
The tournament won't finish until Tuesday at Panoramica GC, Castellon. The third round was postponed until Monday because of high winds.



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