Ireland’s  Kevin Phelan has qualified for the final  round of Q-School. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ruaidhri McGee and Kevin Phelan moved closer to securing a European Tour card when both qualified from their respective second stage events in Spain (...)

 Niall Kearney carded a 69 and is in a tie for 24th spot at the second stage of European Tour qualifying at Las Colinas near Alicante in Spain. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ruaidhri McGee kept up his brilliant showing in European Tour school by moving into a share of fifth position following the third round of the secon(...)

 Alan Dunbar finished second behind Ruaidhri McGee at the first qualifying stage of European Tour school at Wychwood Park in Crewe. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters
McGee tops qualifying school in England
  • Golf
  • September 20, 2013, 16:16

Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee claimed victory at the first qualifying stage of European Tour school at Wychwood Park in Crewe.The Derry-born golfer, who(...)

 Colm Moriarty shot a second round 67 to take a one-dot lead at the halfway stage of European Tour Qualifying School first stage at Wychwood Park. Photograph:   Warren Little/Getty Images

Irish golfers are setting the pace at the halfway stage of the European Tour Qualifying School first stage at Wychwood Park with former Challenge Tour(...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland in action during the first round of the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club near Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Simon Dyson produced a bogey-free round to sit among three players tied for the lead on the opening day of the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf &(...)

 Graeme McDowell plays into the 15th green during the third round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National  in Paris, France. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell, who has either won or missed the cut in each of his last seven events, has the chance to maintain that odd streak in the final round (...)

Graeme McDowell talks to the  media ahead of the Alstrom Open de France at Le Golf National. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell will avoid reaching for the panic button when he competes in this week’s Alstom Open de France.McDowell’s missed cut in last week’s Ir(...)

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - JUNE 29: Jamie Donaldson of Wales during the third round of the Irish Open at Carton House Golf Club on June 29, 2013 in Maynooth, Ireland.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Shane Lowry discovered that shouldering the hopes and expectations of the majority of supporters at Carton House can prove a millstone, one that he wa(...)

 Shane Lowry (right) will be in familiar surroundings at Carton House.  Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

For Shane Lowry, these weeks are few and far between. Unique, even! After all, when can a player roll out of bed, walk out the front door and down to (...)

Castletrock’s Aaron Kearney. Photograph: Inpho.

Castlerock’s Aaron Kearney was the last Irishman standing in the British Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports golf club following his comprehens(...)