Aust PGA Tour School enters final day
BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2013 Australasian PGA Tour Q-School - Final Stage | Round Three | 05 Jan 2013
30 year old New South Wales professional, Troy Cox, has a one shot lead with one round to play at the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Final Stage of Qualifying at the Peninsula Golf Club south of Melbourne.
Cox, who first qualified to play the PGA Tour of Australasia two years ago but has subsequently lost his status, recovered from a slow start to his day by producing a closing nine of six under 30 and a round of 67.
Cox leads by one over 36 hole leader Steven Jeffress with a further two shots back to Victorian Brad Lamb.
Cox, a former greenkeeper from Leura in the Blue Mountains, will target one of the ten Category 11 PGA Tour of Australasia cards when the final round is played tomorrow. A card of that category will ensure starts in nearly all the events on the PGA Tour of Australasia calendar.
Grant Scott is in 4th position two shots behind Lamb with South Australian and former PGA Tour player David Lutterus, 44 year old former Australian Eisenhower representative and European Tour player, John Wade, and NSW amateur Dimi Papadatos another shot further back.
Wade’s round of 66 was bettered only by the effort of New Zealander Josh Geary who after just making the cut last evening put together a round of 65 and is now in 20th position as he seeks to revive his career.
Players who lost important ground today included amateur Tom Bond who after a round of 75 dropped to 8th and Bradley Hughes whose round of 77 saw him slip to a share of 14th.
All players are assured of some level of status on the 2013 schedule but to finish inside the top ten offers access to essentially all events and limited access to OneAsia tournaments.
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