European Challenge Tour

Northamptonshire professional Gary Boyd has earned a full playing card on the European Challenge Tour for 2023 after coming through Q School on the Lakes Course at Infinitum GC in Spain.

Boyd, who last competed regularly on the Challenge Tour in 2018, compiled rounds of 74, 69 and a brilliant 65 to make the cut at the half way stage.

With the leading 28 players earning cards on the DP World Tour, the 36-year-old was unable to force his way into the reckoning as he shot two rounds of 72 before finishing with a 71.

Fellow County pro Ryan Evans, meanwhile, is expected to receive some opportunities to play on the Challenge Tour next season after finishing in 125th position on the 2022 rankings.

The Wellingborough golfer, who did not compete in Q School, struggled to find his best towards the back end of the season as he missed the cut in the last five tournaments.