GOLF: Unkindest cut for European eight

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Unkindest cut for European eight

Eight former European tour winners bit the dust at the European Tour qualifying school at San Roque and Sotogrande - none more agonisingly than Mark Mouland, seven times a member of the Welsh World and Dunhill Cup teams. Needing a round of 70, Mouland - ever-present on tour since 1984 - was on course until bogeying his penultimate hole. Other previous winners who are now out include English quartet Gordon J Brand, David J Russell, Jeff Hall and Mike McLean, plus Swedes Peter Hedblom and Ove Sellberg and South African Clinton Whitelaw. Ireland's Philip Walton, hero of the 1995 Ryder Cup, was in trouble when he turned in 37, but he battled through to joint 36th.