Monday 16 January 2017

Casey jumps to top of standings at Q-School

Published 10/11/2015 | 02:30

Brian Casey progressed into the final qualifying stage of the European Tour School
Brian Casey progressed into the final qualifying stage of the European Tour School

Brian Casey continued his sensational form by carding a five-under-par 67 at Panoramica to progress into the final qualifying stage of the European Tour School.

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The Headfort player capped off a fine weekend in Castellon by striking four birdies and an eagle in his final round that saw him end the second qualifying phase joint-top of the standings.

His overall total of 24 under par left him level with Spain's Scott Fernandez to ensure he will feature at Catalunya next week.

Jack Hume of Naas turned in a champagne performance in his final round to finish tied 18th and scrape into the final qualifying stage. Hume hit an eagle at the second hole before making seven birdies on his way to a remarkable nine-under-par 63.

A final round of 69 was not enough for Colm Campbell Jnr, who missed out on the top 18 by six strokes, while Jonathan Caldwell also missed out after retiring following rounds of 68, 75 and 77.

Paul Dunne carded a stunning round of 67 at Tarragona's Lumine course to book his place in the final qualifying round. The 22-year-old hit a vital birdie at the 18th on his final round in Spain to qualify for the final phase by the skin of his teeth - finishing tied 17th on 10-under-par.

It was a much improved performance from Open Championship star Dunne who recorded scores of 70, 66 and 71 in his opening three rounds.

There was no such luck for Gary Hurley whose final round of 71 saw him finish tied 29th.

A two-under-par final round of 69 was not enough for 2012 amateur champion Alan Dunbar who ended the second qualifying round in tied 38th.

Walker Cup star Gavin Moynihan is out after carding a final round of 75 at Valencia's El Saler course. The Island's Moynihan faced a difficult task after a disastrous third-round score of 80 while Michael McGeady also crashed out.

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