Mooney and Rawluk take first step to tour cards

Three other Irish players fail to come through the European Tour Qualifying school first stage

Damien Mooney. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Damien Mooney. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Fri, Sep 13, 2013, 16:22

Northern Ireland’s Damian Mooney and David Rawluk of The Island Golf Club have come though the European Tour Qualifying School first stage at the Roxburghe in Kelson.

Mooney finished fourth behind Sweden’s Phil Eriksso, four under for his four rounds in the qualifying. Rawluk was two shots further back but safely negotiated his passage to stage two with a final three under par, 69 in the final round.

Waterville’s Mark Murphy missed out by a couple of shots after a closing round of 74 while fellow Irishmen Mark Staunton and Peter O’Keeffe also missed out on progressing.

European Tour Qualifying School First Qualifying Stage Section A The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course Kelso, Scotland

278 Philip Eriksson (Swe) 72 66 71 69

281 Zane Scotland (Eng) 71 70 70 70, Jamie Moul (Eng) 71 69 69 72

284 Damian Mooney (NIrl) 72 71 71 70

285 Billy Fowles (Eng) 72 74 67 72, Gareth Wright (Wal) 73 69 69 74

286 David Rawluk (Irl) 73 72 72 69, Paul Ferrier (Sco) 69 71 74 72

287 James Westwood (Eng) 74 73 72 68, Brendan Gielow (USA) 76 74 71 66, Stuart Archibald (Eng) 72 74 74 67

288 Ian Gregory (Eng) 73 71 72 72, Scott Crichton (Sco) 74 69 73 72, Matthew Daley (Eng) 69 70 79 70, Zac Blair (USA) 71 72 72 73

289 Mario Clemens (Mex) 69 75 76 69, Alex Wrigley (Eng) 71 75 72 71, Andrew Cheese (Eng) 69 73 74 73, Carl Corbin (Eng) 76 71 70 72, Andy Smith (Eng) 72 74 69 74

Players above qualify to second stage

290 James Byrne (Sco) 77 75 66 72, Cliff Kresge (USA) 75 69 73 73

291 Mark Murphy (Irl) 76 72 69 74, Adam Wootton (Eng) 68 71 78 74, James White (Sco) 69 71 74 77, Philip Mclean (Sco) 77 73 72 69

292 John Gallacher (Sco) 73 75 72 72, Owen Curry (Eng) 75 72 73 72, Toby Hunt (Wal) 72 78 71 71, John Henry (Sco) 75 73 73 71

293 Sondre Ronold (Nor) 74 69 74 76, Clarke Lutton (Sco) 73 72 75 73, Steven O’Hara (Sco) 72 74 71 76, Ryan O’Neill (Eng) 76 74 73 70

294 Ashley Smith (Eng) 74 77 72 71, Paul Cormack (Sco) 77 71 74 72, Jonathan Bell (Eng) 73 70 78 73, Thomas Higson (Sco) 77 73 71 73

295 Jacques Chevallier (Fra) 75 73 71 76, Mark Staunton (Irl) 78 72 74 71, Graeme Robertson (Sco) 75 70 72 78, Peter O’Keeffe (Irl) 72 70 78 75, Jon Barnes (Eng) 76 71 73 75, James Housby (Eng) 71 74 76 74

299 Brett Melton (USA) 75 71 76 77

300 Joel A Hendry (Sco) 78 75 71 76

301 Callum Trahan (Sco) 77 71 70 83

302 Oskar Franck (Swe) 78 71 70 83

306 Cody Eberl (USA) 77 73 74 82