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Sunday 19 November 2017

Power stays on course

SEAMUS POWER is riding high in Houston and just 18 holes away from graduating for US PGA Tour final qualifying.

West Waterford ace Power (24) maintained his impressive Q-School second-stage campaign with a rock-steady third-round 71 on the Members Course at Redstone, lifting himself into a share of seventh place (-7).

With the best 21 and ties to qualify for next month's final qualifying at La Quinta, Power is just one steady round away from winning his ticket to California.

Ballymena native Chris Devlin failed to build on the momentum of his first-round 71 yesterday as he posted a two-over-par 73 at his local Hombre Golf Club in Panama City.

Famous for giving up part of his scholarship funding so Graeme McDowell could join him at college in Alabama, Devlin's dreams of playing alongside his friend on the PGA Tour next season are still very much alive.

Tied 24th and just one outside the all-important top 21 and ties through halfway at Hombre, Devlin still has it all to play for.

Despite an impressive four-under 67 in his second round at Plantation Preserve Golf Course in Florida, Tyrone native Fergal Rafferty still has a mountain to climb to make final qualifying. Rafferty (24) was tied 59th on one-under after two rounds, seven strokes outside of the qualifying mark.

Irish Independent

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