Jonathan Caldwell continued his excellent fightback by charging into the the top-20 at the Final Stage of DP World Tour Q-School and he will be the only Irishman playing in the closing two rounds in Infinitum.
Caldwell is in a share of 20th place on eleven-under-par with the top-25 and ties securing their DP World Tour cards for next season after Wednesday’s conclusion.
The Clandeboye was five-over through his first six holes of an opening round 74 and has battled back valiantly with rounds of 68, 66 and 67 to hit eleven-under-par.
He was the only Irishman to make the 72-hole cut with Conor O’Rourke and Mark Power missing out by a shot on four-under-par.
Power also battled back well from an opening 76 with rounds of 68, 69 and 69 but having forced his way onto the number at the Hills Course at -5 he bogeyed the last (the ninth) to agonisingly miss out by a shot while a bogey-free 68 for O’Rourke wasn’t enough.
Filippo Celli is closing in on securing a DP World Tour card after extending his lead to three strokes.
“Today I played very solid golf,” he said. “It was a little bit windy, but I’m happy because from the tee when it was windy, I handled it well with the driver. My putter today was very good like it has been all week.
“I started with three birdies in a row. In the middle of the round, I struggled a little bit to put the ball close to the hole with my irons but then I had a good finish, almost making an eagle at the last, so it was a solid round.”
Celli is in a strong position to secure playing privileges on the DP World Tour with the leading 25 players and ties at the end of six rounds at INFINITUM securing a card on Golf’s Global Tour.
“I really like this course and this place,” he added. “I’m in contention. I’m leading and tomorrow I have another round before the last day. The goal is to be in contention after tomorrow and then we’ll see.
“I’ll keep being patient, try to be play solid golf and make plenty of putts and we’ll see. I’m just trying to be patient like I’m doing and playing my golf and try to make as many putts as possible, and then we’ll see how it’s going to go. I’m pretty confident.”