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Tough decisions lie ahead for Grantown golf star

By Gavin Musgrove

Grantown golfer Duncan Stewart admits he has some tough decisions ahead of him.

The 35 year old was left to rue a disappointing second round which ended up costing him the chance to progress to the Final Stage of the PGA’s Q School.

Stewart finished 32nd with only the top 20 going through from Stage Two at Qualifying School at the four venues.

Duncan Stewart will have reduced playing rights on the Challenge Tour next season.
Duncan Stewart will have reduced playing rights on the Challenge Tour next season.

He carded rounds of 69, 76, 73 and 70 for a four-over-288 at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club in Alicante, Spain.

Stewart said: “The first round was pretty benign conditions with the scoring being very good.

“Then the last three rounds were borderline unplayable at times with how windy it was.

“We were lucky that we had some shelter as all the other three venues had delays with two of them going into Monday.

“I struggled a bit in round two but still had a chance going into the last two rounds. In the end I missed by three shots which is extremely disappointing and frustrating.

“This now leaves me with very little status on the Challenge Tour for 2020 which isn’t a great position to be in.

“Over the next few weeks I am going to evaluate my playing options for next year and what the best plan is for moving forward.”

Stewart was playing on the PGA European Tour in 2017 but this past season has been marred by inconsistency.

He has hit many good rounds on the tour this season but too often they have been undone by one poor card.

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