Tom Gandy remains in contention for a place on next year’s PGA European Tour afternoon excellent performances on Monday and Tuesday.

The Rowany golfer is currently competing in the third and final stage of Q School which is the qualifying pathway to the ultimate prize in European golf.

Gandy is competing at Alenda near Alicante in Spain over six rounds, with the top 25 securing their place on next year’s European Tour.

The 27-year-old recorded a two-under-par opening round and followed it up with a one-under effort on the second round but then faltered with a one-over-par score on Sunday.

However, the Manxman bounced back in style with a stunning performance on Monday, recording no fewer than six birdies in a five-under-par total which puts him right back into contention for a top-25 finish overall.

In doing so, Gandy has already assured himself of at least a place on the 2020 Challenge Tour which is the second-tier men’s professional golf tour in Europe, one above his current EuroPro level.

Gandy began Tuesday’s round with several pars and then a birdie on the 4th hole, but then bogeyed the very next hole. When he double bogeyed the 12th to bring his round back to par, the Manxman needed to bounce back.

And bounce back he did in style by birdieing two of the next three holes and then went even better with an eagle (two under par) on the 18th and final hole to leave him at nine under for the five rounds played so far, with only Wednesday’s final round to play.

Only 18 holes stand in the way of Gandy and a place on next year’s European Tour.