Sluiter leads Asian Tour School

BY Bruce Young | Asian Tour | 2010 Asian Tour Q-School - Final Stage | Round Two | 14 Jan 2010

At the halfway stage of Final Qualifying for the 2010 Asian Tour, Netherlands golfer, Tim Sluiter, leads by one over three Japanese players, Azuma Yano, Masaki Sakata and Katsumune Imai.

The 20 year old Sluiter, who played collegiate golf at the University of Southern California, has only recently turned professional

Only nine Australians have made the cut in the 72 hole event, South Australian Brad Smith the best of them in a share of 6th place at 6 under par and three from the lead.

Smith attended the Indian Hills Community College in Iowa before moving to the University of Alabama from where he graduated in 2008. Smith has played on mini tours since before winning the first stage of Australasian Tour School and finishing 13th at the Final Stage.

Other Australians to have advanced to the final 36 holes are Kunal Bhasin (17th), Jason King, Josh Smith, Peter Cooke and Richard Moir (42nd), Rohan Blizard (63rd) Peter Shaw (78th) and Scott Arnold 89th.

The leading 40 golfers and ties will earn cards to play the Asian Tour in 2010.

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    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.


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