European Tour

Ryan Evans will need to concentrate on the European Challenge Tour next season after missing out on a 2019 European Tour card in the final stage of Q School in Spain.
The Wellingborough professional, who finished 148th in the main tour rankings this year, gave himself hope of securing one of 27 cards in final qualifying as he made the cut with scores of 67, 71, 73 and 68.
Although Evans came through qualifying four years ago with low scores on the last two days, he couldn’t repeat the trick this time as he compiled closing rounds of 72 and 69 to finish eight shots adrift.
Evans tweeted: “2018 European Tour season over!! Gave it one last go at final stage Q School but my whole game wasn’t at the races. Finish -8 for 6 rounds. Long way off getting my card back. Time for some rest now before we go again!!
“I have to admit as I was on the 9th green my finishing hole of the final round at Q School and looking over to watch the guys on 18 finishing and celebrating it kind of hurt.
“Made me feel sad that I wasn’t over there doing the same. Just got to keep fighting and believing. But congratulations to all who earned cards at Q School it’s a tough week and you all deserved it. Have a great time on the European Tour.”