Stuart Grehan can sit back and enjoy the Masters after he finished in a tie for 3rd at the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at Frilford Heath.
The Tullamore professional put his recent good form to fine use as he posted a two-under-par 70 to close out his tournament on an eight under total.
The result means Grehan has earned himself a category 3 card on the Europro Tour for the upcoming season and he can now rest-up with that privilege secure ahead of his start at the Challenge Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open starting April 26th.
Grehan took to Twitter to express his delight at securing his status on Tour ahead of what promises to be a massive year in his development:
“Delighted to finish T3 in @PGAEuroProTour Q-school. Few weeks off to get ready for @Challenge_Tour in Turkey! #golf #onwards”
Grehan wasn’t alone in earning his category 3 status as Knock’s Colin Fairweather finished with a super two-under-par 70 of his own to force his way into the coveted top-30.
Alongside him in a tie for 19th, Moyola Park professional, Chris Selfridge’s one-under-par round today was enough to join Fairweather in the prized group at three-under-par.
North West’s Brian McElhinney and Mount Juliet’s Luke Donnelly didn’t enjoy such good days but the pair’s one-over-par total was good enough for a tie for 48th, with those making the final day’s cut guaranteed a category 10 card regardless.
Welshman, Jack Davidson, was the big winner on the day, finishing on a 13-under-par total to take first place by an impressive four shots.
As Grehan says himself, ala a certain Shane Lowry, for these lucky few, it’s onwards and upwards from here.