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Paisley Misses Cut at Euro Q-School Finals

Former Tennessee golfer Chris Paisley missed the cut Tuesday at the 2011 European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in Girona, Spain.

Paisley shot a fourth-round 72, good for even par on the Stadium Course at the PGA Catalunya Resort but not good enough to make the top 70 and ties. The Newcastle, England, native finished his four days in a tie for 83rd place at a cumulative score of 1 under par, which was two strokes below the cut line.

The top 30 players and ties after Thursday's final round earn membership on the 2012 European Tour.

Paisley began his bid Saturday on the Tour Course with a 3-under-par 67. He shot 1-under 71 Sunday on the Stadium Course, before returning to the Tour Course on Monday for a 3-over 73.

A Vols team captain in 2009 and four-year letterman, Pasisley advanced to the European Q-School final stage by finishing fourth at his Second Qualifying Stage on Dec. 2-5 in Murcia, Spain. Paisley posted 9 under par after rounds of 72, 65, 70 and 68 against a field of 72 golfers.

Paisley now is eligible for limited membership on the Challenge Tour, which is the equivalent of the Nationwide Tour in the United States.

Paisley sparkled in 2011 on the Alps Tour, winning three times in only eight starts with one second- and one third-place finish to claim more than $37,000 in winnings. He also competed in 10 Challenge Tour events, making seven cuts and finishing 68th with money winnings of nearly $33,000.

The European Q-School leaderboard can be found here.

Paisley Fighting to Stay in Euro Q-School Finals

Former Tennessee golfer Chris Paisley needs a solid round Tuesday to stay alive at the 2011 European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.

Paisley opened the scheduled six-rounds-in-six-days tournament with a 67 Saturday, but followed that start with rounds of 71 and 73 the last two days to fall into a tie for 74th place. That places the Newcastle, England, native just outside the cut line (top 70 and ties) for advancement to the final two rounds in Girona, Spain.

Paisley, who was a Vols team captain in 2009 and four-year letterman, advanced to the finals of Europe's Q-School by finishing fourth at his Second Qualifying Stage on Dec. 2-5 in Murcia, Spain. Paisley posted 9 under par after rounds of 72, 65, 70 and 68 against a field of 72 golfers.

Five days later, he was teeing it up with 156 contestants vying for spots either on the 2012 European PGA Tour or Challenge Tour, which is equivalent to the Nationwide Tour in the United States. The top 30 players plus ties at the final stage become eligible for Category 11 Membership on the European Tour, which usually translates into approximately 18 tournaments appearances.

Players who make the cut but finish below 30th place are eligible for Category 14 (limited) Membership on the European Tour and Category 7 Membership on the Challenge Tour. Players who miss the cut are eligible for limited membership on the Challenge Tour.

Paisley sparkled in 2011 on the Alps Tour, winning three times in only eight starts with one second- and one third-place finish to earn more than $37,000. He also competed in 10 Challenge Tour events, making seven cuts and finishing 68th on the money list with winnings of nearly $33,000.

The current European Q-School leaderboard can be found here.

Paisley Wins Again on Alps Tour

Former Tennessee golfer Chris Paisley won for the third time on the Alps Tour in eight starts this year when he captured the Styrian Mountain Golf Open on Saturday in Trabach, Austria.

Paisley, whose last season at UT was 2009, leads this year's Alps Tour Order of Merit with the equivalent of nearly $41,000 in prize money.

Paisley claimed Saturday's prize after fashioning a closing round of 63 and then winning with an eagle on the first playoff hole over Spain's Carlos Aguilar. Paisley shot 70-69-63--202 for the tournament.

Earlier this year, Paisley began his debut Alps Tour season with consecutive victories in his first two events at the Peugeot Tour de Valencia and the Peugeot Open de Catalunya, both in Spain. Paisley also owns second- and third-place results and has made the cut in all eight of his Alps Tour events, finishing no worse than 25th.

In addition, the Newcastle, England, native has made four of seven cuts on the next-level European Challenge Tour. Paisley ranks 76th on that list with an additional $20,700 in earnings. Included was an early June tie for third place at the Karnten Golf Open in Klagenfurt, Austria.

The Alps Tour is a developmental professional golf tour sanctioned by the national golf associations of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Morocco. It is a third-level tour behind the European PGA Tour and Challenge Tour. Other third-level tours in Europe include the United Kingdom-based PGA EuroPro Tour, Germany's EPD Tour and the Nordic League in the Nordic countries.

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