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Ireland's Gavin Moynihan lands European Tour card with clutch finish in Spain

The Dublin native secured his place at Final Stage of the Qualifying School in Tarragona.

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GAVIN MOYNIHAN HAS secured his European Tour card after a clutch finish at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School in Spain on Thursday.

Moynihan bogeyed the 12th and 15th holes and needed a birdie on the five-par 18th at Lumine Golf Club’s Lakes Course near Tarragona to secure his place inside the top 25 and on the tour.

“The last 15 minutes were brutal,” the Dublin native told the Irish Times. 

“He had a 25-footer down the hill there and I honestly couldn’t watch him. It was a long wait. It felt like an eternity. But now I am very happy.

“To birdie the last there when I needed it to have a chance, was the most pleasing thing.

“It wasn’t that I was nervous today, I was just stressed. People say you don’t really understand what it’s like at Q-School until you’re there, but on that back nine, I knew exactly what they meant.

“From where I was 11 months ago, when I had lost my swing and then had to go to the Europro Tour Q-School in March to where I am now, I couldn’t really have asked for much more.”

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