Scott Henry earns 2017 European Tour card

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• Scott Henry earns his European Tour card for the 2017 season
• The 29-year-old produced a fantastic final round at PGA Catalunya
• However, it wasn't such good news for the other three Scots


Scott Henry produced an excellent final round in the Final Stage of European Tour Q-School at PGA Catalunya to earn his card for the 2017 season.

The 29-year-old, who until now has only had one full season on the European Tour, performed brilliantly on the Stadium Course, posting a five-under-par 67 to follow up his 68 a day earlier.

After starting the day in a tie for tenth and seven shots behind fifth round leader Edoardo Molinari, the Glaswegian birdied three of his first seven holes before the only bogey of his round at the ninth saw him go out in 34.

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And it was his back nine which launched him up into contention with three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 15th. He briefly held a two-shot lead, but back-to-back bogeys saw him fall down and he finished on a 12-under-par total.

After finishing 11th in the 2012 Challenge Tour rankings, helped by his only win on that circuit at the Kazakhstan Open, Scott Henry earned full playing rights on the European Tour for the 2013 season.

However, he missed out on retaining his card, finishing 120th in the Race to Dubai and €36,000 behind 110th-ranked Peter Lawrie, before missing out on a European Tour card via the Challenge Tour and the Final Stage of Q-School in 2014 and 2015.

European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage - Day Four

Big names prevailing alongside Scott Henry to earn their European Tour cards for 2017 include 2010 Ryder Cup player Molinari (above), Eddie Pepperell, Tom Lewis and 2009 PGA champion Y.E. Yang – but it wasn’t such good news for the other three Scots who made it into the final two rounds.

David Law, who was lurking just outside the top 25 ahead of the final round, posted a six-over-par 78 – his worst of the week – to finish on two-over-par and T59.

Ross Kellett finished in T44 on two-under-par after a level par final round and Bradley Neil had an excellent finish, but his hopes had already been dashed with rounds of 77 and 78 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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