Falling Just Short

18th-hole bogey costly as former CU golfer Heisele misses cut by 1 in final stage of European Tour Q-school

by Gary Baines - 11/13/2018

Each of the past two years at the final stage of Q-school, former University of Colorado golfer Sebastian Heisele narrowly earned fully-exempt status on the European Tour.

On Tuesday in Tarragona, Spain, Heisele's hopes to regain his tour card went by the wayside -- again, by a very narrow margin.

To keep those hopes alive, the German needed to make the 72-hole cut in the six-round Q-school finals. That required being in the top 70 and ties after Tuesday. Heisele was in good shape to meet that standard until he made his only bogey of the day, which happened to come on his final hole of the day.

With that 18th-hole bogey, Heisele missed the cut by one, meaning he won't be a card-carrying member of the European Tour for a third consecutive year.

The players at 6-under-par 280 or better made the cut, while Heisele finished at 5-under 281. He shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday, making three birdies and the 18th-hole bogey, tying for 78th place in the 156-person field.

The top 25 finishers and ties after six rounds will earn 2018-19 European Tour cards.

Heisele, who played for CU from 2008 through '11, placed 19th at the Q-school finals in 2016 and 18th in 2017, both times earning his tour card. He lost his playing privileges as he placed 188th on the European Tour money list in 2017-18.

Here are Heisele's round-by-round scores in Spain this week:

Missed 72-Hole Cut
78. Former CU golfer Sebastian Heisele 70-70-71-70--281

For all the scores from the final stage of European Tour Q-school, CLICK HERE.

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