Rhys Nevin put in a special round of 61 (-10) on the second day of Q School 2022 Final Stage supported by Sky Sports to take a four-shot lead going into the last day at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.
Nevin (Sandiway Golf Club) went out in 31 and in for 30 on the Gainsborough course to hold court and move clear with two eagles on the card at the 3rd and 12th holes with the Walton Heath Trophy winner underlining his ambitions in the pro ranks.
Sam Crowther had a taste of tour action last year but will be hoping for a much better year in 2022 and put together his best round on the tour to date for 63 (-9) on the Constable course as he went in for 30*. Crowther is in good company at -10 alongside Tom Higson (The Gleneagles Hotel) who followed up his opening round of 64 with a 69. Ryan Cornfield (Enville Golf Club), Ross Cameron (Saltire Energy), Ryan Brooks (Whittington Heath Golf Club), and overnight leader Benjamin Jones (Northamptonshire County Golf Club) who posted a second day 68 on the Gainsborough.
It’s tight at nine under par with South Africa’s Connor Stoyell with Louis Hirst and Thomas Thurloway for tied eighth. Stoyell (West Derby Golf Club) was the best-placed international player on day two with a 64 and 68 so far. Hirst (Banstead Downs Golf Club) with a 68 and 66 and Thurloway with his second 67 of the week.
Eight amateurs made the cut including Stuart Easton (Irvine Golf Club), Haider Hussain (The Kendleshire Golf Club), Sam Hessian (Sunningdale Golf Club), Darren Howie (Peebles), Hamish McColm, Jacob Davies (Rhuddlan Golf Club), Tom Stagg (Salisbury and South Wilts) and William Walker (Newark Golf Club). Easton the pick of the bunch after a second round of 66 (-5) going in for 30*. Hussain and Hessian next best placed tied at 19th for six under.
*denotes tenth tee start
80 have made the final day with the cut made at one under after the completion of the second day of play at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.
The highest category available from Q School supported by Sky Sports is category three. This goes to those who finish inside the top 30 overall after Friday. Thereafter, players 31–60 and ties get category six. 61-80 and ties category 10. Full categories can be found here.
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