Golf: Nicklaus Jnr joins Tour
Thursday 27 November 1997
However, Scottish veteran Ross Drummond failed to chalk up a 21st successive European Tour invitation to join 19 other Great Britain and Ireland players among the 43 competitors who booked their cards for next year.
A 72-hole total of level par 288 or better would have been enough after four rain-soaked rounds over seven days on the Costa del Sol, but the four-times Scottish professional champion could not make the three late birdies he needed to qualify and now faces an immediate future on the European Challenge Tour.
Irish Walker Cup player Richard Coughlan, from Birr, also earned a card with a one-under-par 287, but his team-mates, David Park and Steven Young, failed with totals of 296 and 301 respectively.
Sweden, with six graduates, were the second most successful nation at the school. The Netherlands, along with the US and Australia, have three representatives gaining cards, including the No 1 ranked player, Chris Van der Velde.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Tottenham player ratings: Mesut Ozil? Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Nacer Chadli? Who was the star man at the Emirates?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Husain Abdullah penalised after celebrating a touchdown with a Muslim prayer - causing mass outrage among fans
Manchester United risk Uefa row over plan to play lucrative midweek friendlies
Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: 'Come home' banner flown over Real Madrid match
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
- 4 Yes, the iPhone 6 is a miracle, but it's Apple's tax affairs that deserve a double take
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Very Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: NORTH HAMPSHIRE NQ to MID LEVEL - An e...
Highly Attractive Pakage: Austen Lloyd: MANCHESTER - A highly attractive oppor...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (Campaigns, Offlin...
£90000 - £135000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Head of Marketing (B2C, Acquisition...