Aust Tour hopefuls go through paces

BY Bruce Young | 16 Dec 2013

Final Qualifying for the 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia begins this week at the Peninsula Golf Club’s North Course on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

82 players are entered, all chasing a category that will give them the right to play PGA Tour of Australasia events in 2014.

The winner of the four round event earns category eight membership of the PGA Tour of Australasia effectively giving him access to all events in 2014.

Those players finishing between 2nd and 25th earn category 11 membership while those between 26th and 50th earn category 14 membership.

Essentially the further up the list a player finishes the better the chances of access to events so just earning a category is not the only answer.

Two of Australia’s best amateurs in the last eighteen months, 2013 Australian Amateur Champion Cameron Smith and Brady Watt, both now professionals, will tee it up, as will other good amateurs of recent times, Brett Drewitt and Anthony Houston.

Other former Australian Amateur Champions, Matt Jager, Kim Felton and Andrew Martin will also be chasing status as will Matthew Guyatt who recently secured his Japan Tour status.

Just fourteen months ago Peter Wilson won the WAPGA Championship in Kalgoorlie but he is back chasing the right to play the Tour again.

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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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