Three Irish golfers - Robin Dawson, Gavin Moynihan and Cormac Sharvin - have qualified from Stage 2 of the European Tour qualifying school and will now progress to the final stage in Spain next weekend.
Stage 2 was held across four different courses in Spain over the past four days with roughly the top 20 at each venue progressing to the final stage which will be begin at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona next Saturday.
Tipperary-born Dawson, this year's Irish Amateur Open champion, carded a one-under par round of 71 to finish tied sixth-place overall at 13-under par at El Encin Golf Hotel in Madrid.
The 21-year old left himself in a strong position after rounds of 66 and 68 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Joining him at 13-under par was Ardglass's Cormac Sharvin who secured his place in the climactic stage with a final round of 70 around the Madrid venue.
Elsewhere, Dubliner Gavin Moynihan put in a strong performance to finish fourth on his own around Desert Springs GC in Almería to comfortably qualify for the final stage.
Moynihan, attached to Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, hit a final round of 66 to finish six strokes off the leader, Australia's Deyen Lawson.
Of the remaining players, Down's Jonny Caldwell missed out by the narrowest of margins after an excellent showing of eight under par in Almería, Ruadhri McGee and Cameron Raymond both came up short in Las Colinas in Alicante, while a disappointing final
The stage is thus set for the six-round finale at Tarragona.
Those from the 150-strong field who can finish in the Top-25 (or tied-25th) will earn Tour cards that will get them into a minimum of about 18 events for the 2019 season.