Australasian Tour cards finalised
BY Bruce Young | 20 Dec 2013
The final round of the PGA Tour of Australasia’s 72 hole Qualifying School was played today at the Peninsula Golf Club and when the dust had settled exactly 50 players had earned the right to play the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2014.
The event was headed by New South Wales’ amateur Callan O’Reilly who of course now becomes a professional and with a card that will see him have the highest status amongst today’s qualifiers in his rookie season.
O’Reilly, who recently won the Queensland Amateur Championship, is from Toronto near Lake Macquarie but has played Pennant golf in Sydney in recent times at the Pennant Hills Golf Club, led from midway through round two so for one of so little experience in this situation it was an impressive effort.
O’Reilly defeated West Australian and former Australian Amateur Champion Matt Jager by three shots while another former Australian Amateur Champion, Andrew Martin, and current Australian Amateur Champion, Cameron Smith finished tied for third.
Former Gold Coaster Ray Beaufils was 5th.
Leading Australian amateur in 2013, Brady Watt, has made a good start to his professional career by securing the 11th placed card just two weeks after announcing he was turning professional.