Devlin shoots blistering 64 to sit top of class at Q-School
A MAGNIFICENT eight-under-par 64 rocketed Chris Devlin to the top of the leaderboard on day two of European Tour Q-School at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.
Ballymena-born Devlin carded two eagles in the space of three holes on 14 and 16, while five more birdies took him to seven-under for the tournament after an opening 73.
Ruaidhri McGee couldn't build on a promising first-round 70, carding a two-over 74, but he did finish with a hat-trick of birdies to stay comfortably in a qualifying position.
Fellow Irishman John-Daniel Guiney registered a 72 but has a lot of work to do to make the cut. David Rawluk's two-over 74 was matched by Headfort amateur Brian Casey, but it will take a minor miracle for them to progress.
Mike Kelly tried to repair the damage of an 82 on Tuesday. He managed a one-over 73 and is well out of contention.
At Ribagolfe in Portugal, Glen Robinson is the only Irish golfer in a qualifying berth ahead of today's third round after shooting 75 to slip down the leaderboard. Just outside the top 30 are Michael McGeady (70) and Newlands-based Andrew Hogan (73).
Richard Kilpatrick (73), Dara Lernihan (77) and Alan Glynn (74) look to be playing for pride.