Gareth Wright edges closer to Euro Tour card

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WEST LINTON’S Gareth Wright was hoping to “keep at it” as he headed into today’s third round of the European Tour Qualifying School in a card-winning position.

The Edinburgh-based Welshman shot a 65 on day two to sit joint-17th on five-under at PGA Catalunya in Girona.

“I played nicely today, as I did yesterday, just a couple more putts dropped,” said Wright, who needs to finish in the top 25 and ties at the end of the six-round test.

“I’m just sticking to my game plan and playing nice golf. I birdied the first hole to get of to a good start then had a silly three-putt bogey on the third from 15ft.”

He then parred to the fifth before reeling off three birdies on the spin. His response to a “silly bogey” from 100 yards at the ninth was pivotal.

“I made up for it with an eagle on ten then birdied the 12th and played nice throughout the back nine,” he said.

“All in all, it was good work and now I just need to keep at it on courses that are in great shape.”

Raymond Russell (68) is just outside the top 100 on two-over, one ahead of Neil Fenwick (73).