European qualifying through 72 holes

BY European Tour | European PGA Tour | 2012 European Tour Q-School - Final Stage | Round Four | 28 Nov 2012

Estanislao Goya remained at the top of the leaderboard after the fourth round of The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, but unlike the previous three rounds, he had company in the shape of former Walker Cup player Andy Sullivan of England at 12 under par.

The Argentine struggled to a one over par 73 on the Stadium Course at a wet and cold PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain, opening the door for Sullivan, who was third here last year, to share the lead thanks to a three under par 69.

German amateur Moritz Lampert, Frenchman Anthony Snobeck, Finn Mikko Korhonen and Englishmen Richard McEvoy and John Parry made up the chasing pack at 11 under, with Parry carding the joint-lowest round of the day on the Stadium Course, a sparkling five under par 67.

A 40-foot eagle putt at the par five 15th was the highlight of Sullivan’s round, which also featured two birdies and one bogey, and the 25 year old is hopeful of returning to The European Tour, having finished 145th in The Race to Dubai in his rookie campaign this year.

“I played very steadily today, and it’s always nice to see 40-feet putts roll in,” said Sullivan. “I’m in a good position for the rest of the week and hopefully I can build on it. It’s always nice to come back to a place where you’ve done well before, even if it’s not the ideal situation to be back here.

“I learned a lot last season. I don’t think I did a lot wrong, it was just a big learning curve for me. I learned a lot about myself and my golf game, so if I get my card back I’ll be doing pretty much the same things again but this time I’ll have a lot more knowledge and confidence.”

Goya said: “Of course I want to win any tournament, even if this week is mostly about qualification. Winning is always the ultimate priority and I’m doing everything I can to be on top.”

Amongst the Australians Scott Arnold and Daniel Gaunt are the best sharing 19th position overall while Terry Pilkadaris in 68th position was the only other to make the 72 hole cut.

Gaunt has recovered well after a slow start to the event and is now well placed to regain his European Tour card while Arnold can secure his status in Europe for the first time after playing the Euro Pro and Challenge Tours in 2012.

Pilkadaris, while well back in the field, could still make it if he was to repeat his 4th round of 67 in each of the closing two rounds.

The leading 25 players at the completion of 108 holes will earn the right to play the European Tour next season.

The leading scores are:

272 E Goya (Arg) 64 71 64 73; A Sullivan (Eng) 71 67 65 69;
273 J Parry (Eng) 71 71 64 67; R McEvoy (Eng) 67 72 64 70; M Korhonen (Fin) 74 62 66 71; A Snobeck (Fra) 69 67 68 69; M Lampert (am) (Ger) 70 67 65 71;
274 M Lundberg (Swe) 68 68 65 73; J Lagergren (Swe) 71 66 67 70;
275 M Southgate (Eng) 72 70 65 68; M Nixon (Eng) 68 72 67 68; B Åkesson (Swe) 70 72 66 67;
278 G Murray (Sco) 66 71 70 71; G Orr (Sco) 67 69 68 74; P Erofejeff (Fin) 72 67 66 73; A Levy (Fra) 68 72 71 67; M Madsen (Den) 78 66 64 70; E De La Riva (Esp) 70 70 65 73;
279 M Jonzon (Swe) 74 69 66 70; S Arnold (Aus) 67 73 67 72; D Higgins (Irl) 73 64 68 74; D Gaunt (Aus) 74 68 68 69; O Floren (Swe) 71 66 70 72;
280 D Im (USA) 72 66 70 72; M Delpodio (Ita) 67 69 65 79; T Remkes (Ned) 71 72 68 69;
281 J Lima (Por) 76 67 64 74; M Glauert (Ger) 73 70 64 74; C Del Moral (Esp) 70 71 68 72; A Domingo (Esp) 70 70 69 72; P Hedblom (Swe) 70 69 66 76;
282 J Glennemo (Swe) 72 69 68 73; S Little (Eng) 70 68 67 77; S Benson (Eng) 75 70 67 70; M Sell (Eng) 74 67 68 73; C Macaulay (Sco) 71 71 66 74; T Van Der Walt (RSA) 71 69 70 72; B An (Kor) 69 72 66 75;
283 S Dodd (Wal) 77 70 68 68; L Jensen (Den) 70 74 65 74; O Bekker (RSA) 73 72 71 67; A Forsyth (Sco) 75 65 68 75; H Bacher (Aut) 74 68 66 75; T Murray (Eng) 68 72 70 73; A McArthur (Sco) 80 67 71 65; M Brier (Aut) 71 69 73 70;
284 D Vancsik (Arg) 75 68 68 73; D Griffiths (Eng) 67 72 70 75; R McGowan (Eng) 77 71 70 66; J Huldahl (Den) 76 70 72 66; W Besseling (Ned) 69 73 70 72; C Brazillier (Fra) 69 74 66 75; S Norris (RSA) 68 72 71 73; J Hugo (RSA) 71 72 64 77; F Calmels (Fra) 72 72 65 75;
285 C Lloyd (Eng) 73 69 68 75; N Ravano (Ita) 74 70 69 72; D Kemmer (USA) 79 66 74 66; S Kim (Kor) 78 67 77 63; S Hutsby (Eng) 74 68 73 70; J Barnes (Eng) 77 69 74 65; T Haylock (Eng) 74 72 71 68; T Fisher Jnr (RSA) 69 71 71 74; D Dixon (Eng) 72 74 73 66; Å Nilsson (Swe) 74 69 68 74; C Kim (USA) 73 66 69 77; O Wilson (Eng) 75 68 72 70;
286 A Marshall (Eng) 75 67 67 77; T Pilkadaris (Aus) 75 73 71 67; J Timmis (Eng) 74 69 66 77; J Howarth (Eng) 75 67 69 75; G Boyd (Eng) 76 70 73 67; J Ruth (Eng) 70 71 69 76;

Missed cut:

287 D Perrier (Fra) 73 71 69 74; C Monasterio (Arg) 72 72 71 72; S Drummond (Sco) 76 68 70 73; B Henson (USA) 76 68 72 71; B Koepka (USA) 73 71 73 70; G Clark (Eng) 78 67 70 72;
288 M Crespi (Ita) 72 68 71 77; N Floren (Swe) 80 67 71 70; R Davies (Wal) 68 74 68 78; J Watts (Eng) 77 68 75 68; R Kakko (Fin) 74 70 76 68; D Frittelli (RSA) 76 70 74 68; P Edberg (Swe) 72 75 71 70; S Tiley (Eng) 77 67 69 75; M Zions (Aus) 74 73 74 67; D Huizing (Ned) 70 81 69 68; B Ritthammer (Ger) 69 71 70 78; B Dredge (Wal) 70 75 72 71;
289 S Whiffin (Eng) 75 70 69 75; K Pratt (Aus) 72 75 73 69; N Kearney (Irl) 73 72 74 70; D Brooks (Eng) 71 74 71 73; G Cambis (Fra) 73 78 68 70; J McLeary (Sco) 69 72 69 79; M Haastrup (Den) 72 75 72 70;
290 W Bennett (Eng) 77 67 70 76; S Thornton (Irl) 71 75 72 72; S Jeppesen (Swe) 78 71 71 70; R Russell (Sco) 73 72 75 70; A Hansen (Den) 71 74 75 70; M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 74 74 75 67; L Bond (Wal) 76 69 74 71; W Booth (Sco) 77 71 73 69; F Bergamaschi (Ita) 76 68 70 76;
291 P Broadhurst (Eng) 74 74 73 70; S Strange (Aus) 75 67 66 83; R Hjelm (Den) 77 71 72 71; G Stal (Fra) 81 70 73 67; R Karlberg (Swe) 75 73 72 71; C Devlin (Nir) 71 73 71 76; A Otaegui (Esp) 77 70 73 71; A Johnansson (Swe) 76 67 68 80; L Goddard (Eng) 72 71 70 78; M Siddikur (Ban) 75 73 73 70; J Jeong (Kor) 80 66 80 65; K Borsheim (Nor) 78 71 73 69;
292 P Uihlein (USA) 75 77 70 70; P Maddy (Eng) 78 72 72 70; J Sandelin (Swe) 75 72 76 69;
293 K Ferrie (Eng) 80 71 72 70; S Walker (Eng) 74 73 78 68; C Aguilar (Esp) 77 71 77 68; T Sluiter (Ned) 81 68 74 70; Z Scotland (Eng) 76 72 72 73; C Suneson (Esp) 74 75 72 72; J Harding (RSA) 74 74 74 71; L Kennedy (Eng) 73 71 74 75; A Saddier (am) (Fra) 80 65 77 71;
294 J Bäckström (Swe) 77 72 73 72; A Rota (Ita) 74 69 73 78; I Pyman (Eng) 76 71 79 68;
295 N Schietekat (RSA) 70 75 78 72; S Hong (Kor) 71 74 73 77;
296 G Shaw (Nir) 81 73 74 68; M Grönberg (Swe) 75 75 78 68;
297 M Tunnicliff (Eng) 74 72 77 74;
298 S Fallon (Eng) 73 72 78 75; P O’Keefe (Ire) 81 65 77 75; O Lieser (Cze) 74 70 72 82; R Blizard (Aus) 75 69 76 78;
299 J Lerchedahl (Den) 76 75 75 73; J Grillon (Fra) 72 77 77 73;
300 P Archer (Eng) 80 72 75 73;
301 J Scrivener (Aus) 77 69 75 80; O Rozner (am) (Fra) 74 76 81 70;
302 S Garcia Rodriguez (Esp) 73 70 75 84;
303 O Henningsson (Swe) 79 74 74 76;
304 C Aronsen (Nor) 74 80 76 74; D Wuensche (Ger) 86 76 74 68; N Dougherty (Eng) 80 73 77 74;
307 J Gallegos (am) (Esp) 80 76 73 78;
999 A Haig (RSA) 76 72 82 WD; P Martin (Esp) 81 69 77 WD;

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