Boyd set to miss out on next season’s European Tour

Gary Boyd will almost certainly be playing his golf on the Challenge Tour next season after failing to retain his European Tour card in Q School at the PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain.

The 26-year-old, who started with scores of 76 and 70, bagged six birdies in an inconsistent 73, before shooting four birdies and an eagle in a brilliant fourth round of 67 to make the cut.

Needing a top 25 finish to join Europe’s elite for a fourth successive year, Boyd shot five birdies in a penultimate round of 70 before closing with a 73 to grab a tie for 44th place.

Boyd is still hoping to receive an entry into the final event of the year in South Africa, but only a maiden European Tour victory would guarantee full playing rights for the next 12 months.