Cancer survivor finishes birdie-birdie to earn European Tour card

Emotional scenes on the 18th at Q School as England's Jonathan Thompson makes the big time. 

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England’s Jonathan Thompson finished birdie-birdie in the final round of Q School to earn his European Tour card by two strokes at Lumine, Spain.

The 21-year-old had a rough start in life making this story even more heartwarming. Thompson underwent five years of intensive chemotherapy to combat lymphoblastic leukemia as a child.

“It’s not really hit home yet. It’s so emotional, it’s been such a long journey for us to get to this point and it’s hard to let it all sink in,” Thomson told Chris Stratford of the Yorkshire Post.

"My dad’s [Nigel] been here with me through it all. It’s been some tough times, but here we are and it’s great. We had a hug and a tear on 18, and I’m looking forward to getting a beer now."

The final round 69 saw him finish in a tie for 18th, with the top 25 earning their card.