Monday, November 06, 2017

Great effort by Robert MacIntyre sees him advance from Stage 2

Law and Ferguson lead seven Scottish

qualifiers for Q School Final Stage

Aberdeen's David Law and Ewen Ferguson from Bearsden headed the seven Scots who clinched a place at the European Tour School Final Stage, beginning on Saturday at Lumine Golf Club, Spain, by finishing in the top 21 or 22 at three of the four Stage 2 venues in Spain today (Monday).
Panoramica Golf Club's eliminating contest will not finish until Tuesday because there was no play there on Sunday due to high winds but it is highly unlikely that any Scot will advance from that field. 
Law finished third, two behind the winner, with a 15-under-par total of 269 at Las Colinas Golf Club, Alicante where his rounds were 63, 71, 67 and 68.
Two other Scots advanced from this venue - Connor Syme, whose father owns and runs Drumoig Golf Centre, and Chris Doak from Gourock.
Syme had scores of 67, 67, 73 and 68 to gain a share of 10th place on 275.
Doak shot 71, 68, 69 and 69 for 277 and 13th place.
The top 21 qualified from Las Colinas and El Saler and the same number will go forward from Panoramica.

 The leading 22 advanced from Desert Springs GC, Almeria where former Scottish amateur champion Robert MacIntyre, pictured, from Oban showed his class at last by signing off with a 66 to qualify in joint 13th place with a total of 279. His earlier rounds had been 71, 70 and 72. 
The left-hander had six birdies in bogey-free halves of 34-32.
Also qualifying on 279 was Scott Henry with scores of 70, 69, 70 and 70.
Three Scots missed the cut-off point at Desert Springs - Perth's Daniel Young finished T24 on 281 (70-69-73-69), Liam Johnston from Dumfries, T37 on  on 284 (68, 71, 76 and 69, and Paul Shields with scores of 72, 72, 78 and 74 for 296 and a T67 finish.
Young bogeyed the 15th and 18th in his final round. Pars at both holes would have got him through on 279.
At El Saler Golf Club, Valencia, Ewen Ferguson and Ross Kellett made it through with ease.
 Former British boys champion Ferguson from Bearsden finished second at this venue despite losing his touch with a 75 in the final round for 278.
He had shot 68, 69 and 66 on the first three days.
Ferguson finished three shots behind the El Saler winner, Ricard Gonzalez (Argentina).
Kellett qualified in joint sixth place on 285 with rounds of 73, 73, 68 and 71.
Three Scots missed the El Saler cut by a lot of strokes. Conor O'Neil shot 71, 71, 78 and 74 for 294 (T36); Jack Doherty scores 71, 74, 72 and 76 for 295 (T39) and Craig Ross finished 62nd on 303 with rounds of 78, 73,73 and 79.
After 54 holes at Panoramica GC, Castellon, there is no Scot within the top 40. Michael Stewart is T44 on 213 (74-68-71); Ross Cameron from Peterhead is T54 on 215 with scores of 73, 70 and 72; amateur Craig Howie is also on 215 with rounds of 68, 70 and 77.
Jack McDonald has had three 72s for 216 which earns him only a share of 56th place with a round to go.


Desert Springs
  • Desert Springs Golf Club, Almería, Spain

Campo de Golf El Saler
  • Campo de Golf El Saler,Valencia, Spain

  • Las Colinas
  • Las Colinas Golf and Country Club, Alicante, Spain

  • Panoramica
  • Panoramica Golf and Sport Resort, Castellón, Spain




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