Daniel Young set to give it a 'whirl' in last round in bid to secure DP World Tour card
In the battle to finish in the top 25 and ties, the Perth man sits joint-24th with a circuit to go in the six-round marathon at Lumine Golf in Tarragona.
“I actually played really well all day but just struggled with the putter and didn’t hole much,” said Young after carding a three-under 68 on the Lakes Course in the penultimate circuit to sit on 12-under. “I gave myself plenty of chances to shoot a low one but, unfortunately, the putter was a bit cold.”
With four-time tour winner Marc Warren sitting four shots outside the projected card cut-off mark, Young is the best bet to get a Scot through the test on this occasion.
“I’m still in a position where we’ve got one more day, thankfully, to give it a whirl,” said the 32-year-old, who has played mainly on the Challenge Tour over the past few seasons but now has a chance to secure a seat at the top table in European golf. “I’ll do a little bit of work with the putter this afternoon and, hopefully, I’ll make some more birdies."
Warren, who stormed home in 29 in the fourth round, was unable to keep climbing up the leaderboard after a 69 left him sitting just outside the top 50, meaning the 42-year-old needs something really low in the closing circuit to get in the card mix. Dane Sebastian Friedrichsen jumped into a one-shot lead over Italian Fillipo Celli on the back of a 66.
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