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Four Scots secure Euro Tour cards

Scotland's Andrew Coltart
Coltart was a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1999

Scotland's former Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart has earned his European Tour card for next season.

The 38-year-old from Dumfries was among 32 players to earn cards for 2009, qualifying comfortably at the School's final stage in Catalunya in Spain.

Coltart will be joined by fellow Scots Chris Doak, David Drysdale and Callum MaCaulay who also secured tour cards at the end of the six round event.

Sweden's Oskar Henningsson won the event in Girona on 21 under.

In doing so he made history by becoming the first player to come through stages one and two of the qualifying school and go on to win the 108-hole final.

"To be the first guy to win coming through all three stages is a great achievement and it will give me a lot of confidence going into the new season," said the 23-year-old, who won by four strokes with a total score of 409.

Scottish amateur Macaulay, who will now turn professional, capped a season of achievement which has included success in his national amateur championship and a gold medal at the World Team championship.

Coltart's best finishes on the European Tour Order of Merit were seventh place in 1996 and ninth place in 1998.

He was a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 1999.

Other British qualifiers were England's Chris Wood, Gary Clark and John Mellor, Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey and Jonathan Caldwell and Wales' Stuart Manley.

The 32 players who qualified for the 2009 European Tour:

Oskar Henningsson (Sweden)
Carlos Del Moral (Spain)
Wade Ormsby (Australia)
Danny Willett (England)
Joakim Haeggman (Sweden)
Chris Wood (England)
Eirik Tage Johansen (Norway)
Michael Hoey (Northern Ireland)
Ake Nilsson (Sweden)
Bernd Wiesberger (Austria)
Gary Clark (England)
Andrew Coltart (Scotland)
Chinnarat Phadungsil (Thailand)
Anthony Snobeck (France)
Chris Doak (Scotland)
David Drysdale (Scotland)
Lorenzo Gagli (Italy)
Matthew Millar (Australia)
Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay)
Michael Curtain (Australia)
Callum MaCauley (Scotland)
Marco Ruiz (Paraguay)
Inder van Weerelt (Netherlands)
Marc Cayeux (Zimbabwe)
Branden Grace (South Africa)
Stuart Manley (Wales)
John Mellor (England)
Henrik Nystrom (Sweden)
Jonathan Caldwell (Northern Ireland)
Federico Colombo (Italy)
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (Spain)
Santiago Luna (Spain)

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