Friday 24 November 2017

Mortimer's euro school test

David Mortimer will be aiming to continue his glory-laden season this weekend by taking another step towards a place on the European Tour.

The Connemara golfer is one of a host of Irish hopefuls competing in stage two of the Q-School process, which starts today across four venues in Spain.

Mortimer has won the Glenmuir Club Professionals' title and the Irish PGA Championship this year and will head into the 72-hole contest at Costa Ballena in Jerez in buoyant mood as he looks to secure a spot in next week's six-round final.

Mortimer will be joined in the field at Costa Ballena by fellow Irishmen Michael Collins, Damian Mooney and former Walker Cup player Niall Kearney.

Michael McGeady, a past Challenge Tour winner, and Jonathan Caldwell, a q-school final qualifier in 2008, compete at Arcos Gardens, while, at El Valle in Murcia, Gary Murphy will need to lift himself after finishing a disappointing season in 239th on the Race to Dubai rankings.

Stephen Grant, Mervyn Owens, Barrie Trainor, Niall Turner and Gareth Shaw are also in action.

Irish Independent

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