Closing 64 helps McBride into Second Stage of Q-School

Ronan MacNamara

Paul McBride (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Getty Images)

Former Walker Cup star Paul McBride edged through to the Second Stage of DP World Tour Q-School thanks to a blistering final round of 64.

The top-19 and ties advanced from Friday’s First Stage played at Belgium’s Millennium Golf with McBride the only Irishman to advance on thirteen-under-par in a share of sixteenth place after ending his round with four straight birdies.

Cameron Raymond missed out by a shot on eleven-under despite a closing 68 after a damaging third round 73.


English teenager Frank Kennedy turned professional, foregoing a potential Walker Cup spot but he missed out on the Second Stage.

Richie O’Donovan missed the halfway cut.

The Island’s McBride eased to the turn in 33 courtesy of three birdies before dropping a shot on the second hole as he made his way towards the club house.

The 2017 Walker Cup player added a much needed birdie on the fourth before reeling off four successive birdies to burst into the top-19 and he will join Irish Close champion Robert Moran in Stage Two.



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