Down-born golfer Jonathan Caldwell has earned a European Tour card for 2020.

The 35-year old posted a score of 13-under-par over six grueling rounds at the Lumine Golf club in Tarragona in Spain to finish in 17th-place overall.

Of the 158 competitors that began the tournament on Thursday, only 25 would secure their Tour cards for 2020 and Caldwell began today's sixth and final round in a tie for 25th place.

A superb final round of 67 in pressurised conditions saw him comfortably within that mark. 

Caldwell last played on the European Tour in 2009 but was not able to retain his card for the following season. He made four cuts across the season, his highest finish being a tie for 31st. 

In 2010 and 2011, he played mainly on the Challenge Tour and since 2012, he has plied his trade mainly on the third tier EuroProTour, finishing seventh on the Order of Merit in 2019. 

Other Irish competitors Gavin Moynihan and Niall Kearney both finished in a tie for 44th. Though they miss out on European Tour cards, both have earned higher exemptions on the Challenge Tour due to making the four-day cut. 

Michael Hoey and Robin Dawson both missed the cut but will gain lower exemptions on the Challenge Tour. 

The event was won by Denmark's Benjamin Poke on a score of 22-under-par.