Australasians advance at Asian Q-School
BY Bruce Young | Asian Tour | 2009 Asian Tour Q-School - Stage One | Round Four | 09 Jan 2009
Twenty-six Australians and two New Zealanders will advance from Stage One Asian Tour qualifying to next week’s Final Stage following the completion of qualifying at three Stage One venues in Thailand yesterday.
They along with 52 others from Stage One will be joined by another 116 golfers who are exempt into the Final Stage, the 203 golfers vying for one of the 40 Asian Tour cards handed out at the end of 90 holes of qualifying at Rayon Green Valley and St Andrews Golf Clubs outside of Bangkok
Australians either led or shared the lead at each of the three venues this week. At Green Valley, Victorian Heath Reed finished in a share of the lead with Korea’s Cho Min-joon, at St Andrews Golf Club, Canberra’s Chris Campbell led the field at his venue and at Lam Luk Ka, New South Wales golfer, Peter Martin, shared the top poisition with England’s James Hepworth.
Interestingly, Reed finished as the top qualifier at his Stage One venue two years ago
Australasians graduating to the Final Stage are as follows:
Lam Luk Ka; Peter Martin, Jason Norris, Peter Cooke, Brad Andrews, James McLean, Kim Do.H, Anthony Brown, Brad Lamb, Stuart Lunn-Walker and Marcus Wheelhouse.
Green Valley; Heath Reed, Scott Arnold, Tim Stewart, Michael Light, Jamie Arnold and Nathan Main.
St Andrews; Chris Campbell, Matthew Griffin, Brad McIntosh, Mitchell Tasker, Andrew Martin, Vernon Sexton-Fink, Leighton Lyle, Tom Prowse, Michael Foster, Mark Purser, Rohan Blizzard and Graydon Woolridge.
Final Stage qualifying is to be held from January 13 – 17.