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Wednesday 9th of November 2016

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WEDNESDAY 9.11.16 SUBSCRIBE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS WEEKLY STATS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt Tel: 01 5036090 CONTACT US Match Play Media Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, Golf House, Buckley's Lane, Main Street Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Contributors: Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Denis Kirwin, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: Photography:, R&A, Pat Cashman, Getty Images, USGA Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2016. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. G Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team ary Hurley and Kevin Phelan were among the 71 player who made it to the Final Stage of the European Tour Qual- ifying School after four Second Stage qualifiers in Spain finished on Monday. The two Waterford men were the only Irish qualifiers to book their places to play the Q School final from twelve Irish entries. It was agony for Rosapenna's Ruaidhri McGee who tied for 15th on six under at Lumine Golf & Beach Club. With only 18 spots available McGee ended up in an eight-man playoff for the last four spots and he lost out. Tim Rice, Declan Loftus, Brian Casey, Cormac Sharvin, Jack Hume, Niall Kearney, Jonathan Caldwell, Chris Selfridge and Stephen Grant also missed out on progressing. Grant who withdrew after an opening round of 76 has made his way across to the states for final tour qualifying this week. Hurley and Phelan now face the final stage which will be played over six rounds, 108 holes, with the competitors playing two rounds on both the Stadium and Tour Courses at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona Spain where the top 25 and ties will be awarded European Tour cards for 2017. Just two of twelve Irish progress to Q school final stage THE FINAL COUNTOWN

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