Hannah McCook left to rue missed putts at Q School
NETHY Bridge golf star Hannah McCook was left to rue misses with her putter as she just missed out on progressing to the fifth and final day of Final Stage at the LET Qualifying School for 2020.
The 26-year-old was left stranded three shots adrift of the cut after a string of steady performances at La Manga in Spain.
But she was left to reflect on what have been if more of her putts had found their targets.
In the end she had a rash of four scores in the mid 70s on the North and South courses at the famous Spanish sporting resort in Cartagena, Murcia, when a round in the high 60s could have see her progress.
McCook told the Strathy: "Unfortunately the putts would not drop in. I hit the ball a lot better than the previous week in pre-qualification but I was not able to take advantage which is sometimes the way it can go with the game."
However, as McCook said, she still retains her full-time job as a pro.
She was already assured of her full playing rights on the Ladies European Tour Access Series after a successful debut season last year.
Now the aim is to gain automatic promotion to the LET by building on last season's experience.
"My goal has to be to finish in the top five on the Order of Merit which will get me onto the main tour for 2021."
McCook finished 48th on the LET Access Series Order of Merit in her debut season.
The top 20 players from the field of 120 at Final Stage qualified for the LET main tour.
Wales' Amy Boulden returns after winning Qualifying School at La Manga Club by three strokes from Argentinian Magdalena Simmermacher and Scot Alison Muirhead.
Muirhead, who topped the field in Pre-Qualifying at La Manga, which was her first tournament as professional, ended with a 71 in the fifth round on Sunday to take the third card.
The 21-year-old Scot, who lives in Dubai, said: "It feels amazing. I never expected this to be the outcome.
"To do last week and this week and finish first and second, I'm really pleased.
"It's been a long two weeks and I'm excited for the tour and feel like I'm ready to be playing."
Related article: McCook looking to make top grade at Q School