Aust Tour Qualifying through 36 holes
BY Bruce Young | 18 Dec 2013
The PGA Tour of Australasia’s Final Stage of Qualifying has reached its halfway mark, the second of four rounds played today at the Peninsula Golf Club on the Mornington Peninsula.
New South Wales golfer Callan O’Reilley leads the way at 13 under following his brilliant early round of 64 but just an hour or so later the current Australian Amateur Champion Cameron Smith produced a round of 66 to move within three of the leader while two shots further back is former European Tour player and Eisenhower representative Andrew Tampion with Queenslanders Marcus Cain and Ray Beaufils another shot behind.
At 6 under and seven from the lead are two former Australian Amateur Champions in Andrew Martin and Matt Jager.
O’Reilly who won his Stage One venue last week is clearly in great form and also played well at the recent Gloria Jeans NSW Open where he finished 7th. Although officially still an amateur he appears set for a start to a professional career at the completion of this event.
The leading 50 players and ties earn status on the PGA Tour of Australasia although the higher up the list they finish the better for starts in the early part of 2014 in Tier Two events such the Victorian Open, the Queensland PGA Championship and the Tier One New Zealand Open in February.