Bradley Dredge: Welshman retains Tour card at Q School

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Bradley Dredge is a double European Tour winner

Bradley Dredge in Wales had to find one of the best pictures of his career with the pressure to keep his European Tour card in Spain.

One of 156 players hoping to finish in the top 25, Dredge was a drift shot when he led the 108th and final hole of Q School at the Lumine Golf Club.

Dredge, however, shot a 250-meter-long wood within 10 feet to create a crucial eagle that ensured that he held his playing rights for another year.

With a tie, 28 players qualified.

While 156 players participated in the Q School final, this year saw a record number of entries for the event.

The European Tour Qualifying School 2019 was played over 252 holes in three stages at 14 different locations with a total of 1,063 participating players.

Benjamin Poke won the event with six shots and broke 70 on six consecutive days ending at -25 in the debilitating final.

He finished in front of the former Ryder Cup star, Frenchman Gregory Havret who came in second under 19.

Englishman Laurie Canter, Garrick Porteous, Marcus Armitage, Dave Coupland and Toby Tree also earned 2020 Tour tickets, as did Jonathan Caldwell from Northern Ireland.

Dredge & fellow countryman Jamie Donaldson, another former Ryder Cup star, withdrew from the event and will rely on sponsors' invitations next season, just like Wales & Rhys Enoch.

Q School qualifiers: Benjamin Poke, Gregory Havret, Alejandro Canizares, SSP Chawrasia, Rasmus Hojgaard, Laurie Canter, Aaron Cockerill, Carlos Pigem, Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Jinho Choi, Adrien Saddier, Sami Valimaki, Johannes Veerman , Garrick Porteous, Jake McLeod, Marcus Armitage, Pedro Figueiredo, Bradley Dredge, Jonathan Caldwell, Dave Coupland, Sihwan Kim, Darren Fichardt, Lars Van Meijel, Toby Tree, Niklas Lemke, Rikard Karlberg, Dale Whitnell, Jean-Baptiste Gonnet

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