Syme Two Rounds Shy Securing Full European Tour Status.

Scotland’s ultra-talented Connor Syme is just two rounds shy of securing his European Tour card after easily making the cut at the Tour’s Qualifying School in Spain.

Syme, 22 added a rock-solid five-under par 67 to Monday’s sizzling third round 63 to move to a share of sixth place at 11-under par on the Lumine Golf Club course at Tarragona.

In fact, Syme has not dropped a shot over his last two days.

The former Australian Amateur and Battle Trophy (Crail Golfing Society) winner trails in a share of sixth place and just four shots behind England’s Sam Horsfield and needing to finish top-25 overall in Thurday’s decider to secure a full European Tour card.

Conor Syme just two rounds shy of securing full European Tour membership. (Image – European Tour)

Of course, the higher-up Syme can finish the better chance of securing entry into the main Race to Dubai events.

Aberdeen’s David Law birdied two of his closing three holes in a 68 to be sharing 25th place on six-under par.

Through also to the closing two days is 21-year old rookie pro, Robert MacIntyre and with the Glencruitten lefty managing to secure full Challenge Tour status in making the Spanish cut.

MacIntyre, however, is clearly eyeing the bigger prize of full main Tour status after scores of 67 and then three 71s to be sharing 35th place.

Scotland’s Robert McIntyre also made the cut but is looking to finish top-25 for full Tour status.

“It has been my goal to make the cut and get on to the Challenge Tour so everything is a bonus from here on in,” said MacIntyre.

“The first four days were going to be an absolute grind so I just said to myself ‘if you make the cut you have achieved something’. I am now within touching distance of getting the full card.

“I played really well late on in my amateur career but I have actually struggled quite a lot this week. Tee to green I have been really poor but my short game saved me.

“When you are having an off-week you need the short game to be there, so with two rounds to go I am just going to see what happens.

“This year has been a slow progression. My whole career has been moving in the right direction and this is just the next step.”

Scott Henry is also only just through to the last two days and making the cut right on the right on the mark to be sharing 67th place with scores of 78, 69, 68 and 69.

Twelve months ago, the 30-year old Henry brilliantly secured full Tour membership finishing joint second at the Tour School.

A number former big-name Tour winners missed the cut including Aussie Richard Green, Alfred Dunhill Links past winner, Oliver Wilson and fellow Ryder Cup star Niclas Fasth.


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