Woodhall Spa golfer Kimsey earns his place on the European Tour - in tremendous style

Woodhall Spa golfer Nathan Kimsey will compete against the world's top stars next year after securing his European Tour card - and in the best possible style.

Nathan Kimsey.

The former Walker Cup star produced the performance of his career to win the Tour’s qualifying school in Spain earlier today (Thursday).

Played over a marathon six rounds, Kimsey came out on top with a total of 13 under par.

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It was a remarkable performance from the Woodhall Spa man as several big name players finished well-down the field and failed to clinch a card.

Kimsey’s victory means he will be competing for some of golf’s richest prizes in 2017 against the likes of Danny Willett, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose.

What’s even more amazing is that Kimsey’s success comes after a difficult year on the European Tour’s satellite circuit.

The qualifying school was played at the PGA Catalunya Rest course - one of Europe’s top lay-outs.

Kimsey boosted his hopes in the fourth round with a birdied laced 61, believed to be the lowest round of the week.

With two rounds left, he slipped back to second place yesterday (Wednesday) with a one-over par effort.

However, he showed his strength and steel over the final 18 holes today to triumph.

Kimsey (23) said: I can’t quite put it into words really.”

He was cheered on by his dad Paul while an army of friends watched his progress back in Woodhall Spa.