LOTHIANS duo John Gallagher and Sally Watson were both on course to finish with winning hands in their respective card quests today.
Duddingston-based Gallagher was sitting in the qualifying zone with one round still to play at the Alps Tour School at La Cala in southern Spain.
And, although she was not in quite as comfortable a position at the same qualifying stage in Morocco, so, too, was former Murrayfield member Watson in the Ladies European Tour equivalent.
“Sitting on minus four after rounds of 71 and 69 – a good score tomorrow and I will be playing Alps Tour golf in 2014,” wrote Gallagher on his Facebook page.
The former Scottish Amateur champion was sitting in joint-12th position heading into the final 18 holes, with two compatriots – James White and John Henry – among the players ahead of him.
But, after joining Gallagher in coming through one of the pre-qualifiers last week, unfortunately it is already game over in Neil Henderson’s brave bid to secure his card for the third-tier circuit as a rookie.
With an eight-over total, The Reniassance Club member missed the 36-hole cut, a fate that also befell fellow Scots Ross Kellett and Scott Crichton.
Meanwhile, Watson took over as the leading Scot following a fourth-round 69 in the LET’s Lalla Aicha Qualifying School in Marrakech.
It lifted the two-time Curtis Cup player into 20th place in her bid to finish among the top 30 and ties at the end of a 90-hole test.