Leaney remains best Aussie in Japan

BY Bruce Young | 06 Dec 2013

Stephen Leaney continues to lead the Australasians at the Japan Tour School, the 44 year old Western Australian in a share of 3rd position as the event heads into its third round tomorrow.

Leaney added a second round of 69 to be three shots from the leader, Katsufumi Okina.

Steven Jeffress is in a share of 21st position, three shots behind Leaney, New Zealander Richard Lee is 40th, Adam Bland, Anthony Brown and Darren Beck are 55th, James McLean, Peter Wilson and Matthew Guyatt are 80th, Steve Jones 103rd, Won Joon Lee and Anthony Summers are 144th, while Kurt Carlson is 193rd.

The initial goal for all players is to be inside the top 90 at the completion of 72 holes at which point a cut will be made. The aim then is to finish as high up the ranking as possible over the final 36 holes in order to gain starts on the Japan Tour in 2014 but a placing inside the top 40 is seen as the most desirable result in order to secure an adequate number of starts next year.

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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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