Parry edges towards Q-School victory

11/29/2012 12:48:06 PM
John Parry  (Getty Images)
John Parry (Getty Images)

Englishman John Parry remained the man to catch midway through the sixth and final round of The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, reaching the turn in one under par to stay four shots clear.

Birdies at the third and ninth against a bogey at par five seventh took Parry to 18 under par overall, well ahead of Swede Lundberg, who had birdies at the first, fourth and fifth before a bogey at the par four tenth. German amateur Mortiz Lampert was in third place on 12 under par, one over through ten holes.

Australian Daniel Gaunt was making good progress, three under after 11 holes and tied fourth on 11 under, the same score as Englishman Matthew Southgate, who was two over at the halfway mark, Finland’s Peter Erofejeff, two under through 11 holes, and Sweden’s Bjorn Åkesson, level par after ten.

Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson finished with a level par 72 and a three under par aggregate score, which will almost certainly fall short of the top 25 and ties who earn a European Tour card for 2013.

However, there was a more positive finish for another Englishman, 20 year old Chris Lloyd, who carded a five under par 67 to move into a tie for 16th on seven under par.