By Brian Keogh
The Island’s Paul McBride and Druids Heath’s Simon Bryan secured Category 6 membership of the Alps Tour for 2021 at the Qualifying School in Rome.
McBride closed with a two-over 74 at Golf Nazionale to finish tied for seventh on three-under par with Bryan tied 22nd on three-over after a 79.
French amateur David Ravetto shot 66 to tie for first with the Netherlands’ Philip Bootsma (67) and American Blaire McKeithen (72) on seven-under, one clear of England’s Jack Trewhitt (72) and Austalia’s Will Heffernan (75).
Rhys Clarke shot 76 to tie for 49th on eight over and secure membership in Category 8.