Moir Wins First Stage

Senai, Johor (Malaysia), January 10: Australian Richard Moir won Stage One of the Asian Tour Qualifying School after shooting a final round three-under-par 69 at Palm Resort Golf and Country Club today.

After grabbing the lead on day two, Moir performed impressively over the next two days as he led 39 other qualifiers into the all-important Final Stage next week which is offering Tour cards for the top-40 finishers and ties. Another 116 player are already exempted into the Final Stage.

Moirs four-day total of 18-under-par 270 was six shots clear of second placed Jason Moon, who closed with a 73. Korea’s Choi Jin-ho flew the Asian flag by finishing third following a 72 for a 280 total, some 10 shots behind Moir.

The Final Stage, which starts next Wednesday, will also be held at Palm Resort.

Final round scores
270: Richard Moir (Aus) 66-64-71-69
276: Jason Moon (Aus) 65-72-66-73
280: Choi Jin-Ho (Kor) 66-73-69-72
282: Kotaro Asahara (Jpn) 70-70-72-70, Malcolm Baker (Aus) 69-70-69-74
283: Anthony Summers (Aus) 71-70-75-67, Alistair Presnell (Aus) 74-69-69-71
284: David Hearn (Can) 76-73-68-67
285: Paul Spargo (Aus) 72-73-72-68, Seong Si-U (Kor) 71-70-71-73
288: Ian Keenan (Eng) 73-72-69-74
289: Hsieh Tung-Shu (Tpe) 70-69-76-74
290: Stuart Leong (Aus) 78-71-72-69, Satoshi Tomiyama (Jpn) 71-75-72-72, Barry Austin (Eng)71-68-77-74
291: Jeon Sang-Woo (Kor) 74-72-72-73, Koji Katoh-(Jpn) 69-75-73-74, Ewan Porter  (Aus) 76-73-74-68, Sam Walker-(Eng)69-71-76-75
292: Kang Ji-Man  (Kor)  76-70-74-72, Yoshimitsu Fukuzawa (Jpn)  75-67-77-73, Chen Chung-Cheng- (Tpe)70-72-76-74, Masanobu Miyoshi- (Jpn)  75-73-70-74, Shannon Jones (Aus) 72-72-73-75, Choi Chung-Kyu (Kor) 70-71-74-77, Takuya Yoshikawa (Jpn)  78-73-73-68, Michael Barry(Aus) 72-72-71-77
293: Chris Chilton (Aus) 74-70-75-74, Bryan Saltus (Usa) 74-71-74-74, Kenichi Ryu  (Jpn)  75-76-71-71, Eiji Mizoguchi (Jpn) 71-72-75-75, Vernon Sexton-Finck (Aus) 74-71-71-77
294: Yoshinobu Tsukada (Jpn) 74-73-80-67
- Toshinori Tazaki- (Jpn)  73-74-72-75, Morne Janse Van Rensburg  (Rsa) 74-74-73-73, Kim Byung-Kwan(Kor)  70-74-75-75, Jonathan Cheetham (Eng)72-77-70-75, Shigeki Tateno (Jpn)  72-72-73-77, Ari Savolainen (Fin) 69-77-77-71,  Tomoo Bise-(Jpn)  68-81-75-70

295: Man O-Im (Usa) 73-74-78-70, Yasin Ali (Eng)74-74-73-74, Simon Dunn (Sco) 73-74-75-73, Teruhiko Hashizume  (Jpn)  72-71-73-79,  Mikael Detterberg-Sweden- 70-74-79-72
296: Scott Astin  (Eng) 73-75-77-71, Naoki Yazawa (Jpn)  76-71-78-71, Robert Wragg (Eng) 75-77-73-71, Riki Ikeda-(Jpn)  72-73-75-76, Kelly Digney (Aus) 71-74-77-74
297: Hisao Onose  (Jpn)  77-77-72-71, Charandeep Thethy (Ken) 78-73-74-72, Ha Ji-Ho-  (Kor)  71-76-73-77, Jason Wallis (Aus) 77-70-72-78, Christopher Kim (Usa) 76-70-76-75, Lee Jun-Kyu  (Kor)  73-71-79-74, John Lieber  (Usa) 74-78-72-73, Matthew Farley(Aus) 74-75-75-73
298: Nicholas Kermode (Aus) 75-72-78-73, Daniel Tidebrink (Swe) 78-74-73-73, Ryusaku Watanabe (Jpn)  76-67-77-78, Todd Morgan  (Aus) 69-78-74-77, Jang Dong-Hui (Kor)  71-76-75-76, Kentaro Kanazawa- (Jpn)  76-73-74-75, Chen Chih-Hung (Tpe) 74-76-74-74
299: Naoto Fukasawa (Jpn)  73-75-79-72, Kawane Takafumi (Jpn)  77-74-75-73, Takayuki Matsubara  (Jpn)  76-73-76-74, Kim Woo-Hyun (Kor)  67-77-75-80, Nam Young-Woo(Kor)  76-72-74-77, Kyle Stinson (Can) 73-73-77-76, Cho Chan-Hee (Kor)  76-74-74-75, Lu Tze-Shyan (Tpe) 74-74-76-75, Shigehisa Goo (Jpn)  73-71-80-75
300: Fredrick Mansson (Swe) 75-77-78-70, Fumihito Miyashita  (Jpn)  75-72-79-74, Hiroki Kai (Jpn)  74-78-74-74, Lee Seong-Ki (Kor)  77-74-72-77, Patrick Beste (Usa) 73-72-78-77
301: Daniel Wen (Tpe) 76-72-79-74, Kim Ki-Se (Kor)  76-76-75-74, Eric Wang (Usa) 75-80-71-75, Mark Monroe (Usa) 73-74-75-79, Takamaro Hori (Jpn)  75-75-74-77
302: Luke Arnott  (Aus) 73-82-74-73, Motoki Ito (Jpn)  76-77-75-74, Kim Kook-Hyan (Kor)  76-76-75-75, Yusuke Okuno (Jpn)  75-76-72-79, Shigeru Nakagawa- (Jpn)  77-76-71-78
303: Tan Kong-Wei (Mas) 75-76-77-75, Kang Min-Sung (Kor)  77-76-77-73, Kris Barkway (Aus) 78-76-76-73, Kazutoshi Kobayashi (Jpn)  77-72-78-76, Henrik Botha (Swe) 71-80-73-79, Mark Duangpichakul  Usa 77-71-76-79
304: Kentaro Ishihara (Jpn)  74-75-79-76, David Allanby (Aus) 76-76-78-74, Anil Shah- (Ken) 74-74-79-77, Hidezumi Suzuki (Jpn)  76-73-78-77, Kim Yeup  (Kor)  73-77-77-77, Seo Eun-Heouk(Kor)  78-73-76-77, Pansing Singhaseni  (Tha) 70-77-78-79, Yasushi Nakazaki- (Jpn)  72-76-75-81
305: Ryuzo Shibata (Jpn)  79-74-76-76, Todd Smith (Usa) 77-75-77-76, Masayuki Kobayashi  (Jpn)  79-76-73-77, Hisaki Takeuchi  (Jpn)  74-77-77-77, Kim Hyoun-Woo(Kor)  76-71-80-78, Kim Seung-Hyuk(Kor)  75-74-78-78
306: Song Kyung-Suh(Kor)  73-76-80-77, Yuki Mifune  (Jpn)  73-80-78-75, Lon Lindsey  (Usa) 78-76-78-74
307: Ryosuke Suzuki (Jpn)  77-76-76-78,  Lee Uk (Kor)  76-77-79-75, Josh Lane (Aus) 74-74-77-82, Julian Purser (NZL) 78-77-77-75
308: Lincoln Bolsover (Eng) 75-77-77-79, Chen Chia-Chu (Tpe) 78-77-75-78, Su Ching-An  (Tpe) 78-77-77-76, Kenichi Takahara (Jpn)  76-79-79-74
309: Park Sang-Eon (Kor)  76-75-81-77, Cho Sung-Min (Kor)  75-76-81-77, Lee Ju-Young (Kor)  78-77-77-77, Henrik Engvall (Swe) 78-77-77-77
310:  Nick Redfern (Eng)76-77-76-81, Toshiyuki Wasa (Jpn)  72-71-85-82, Hiroshi Tsuno(Jpn)  79-74-77-80, Lee Bufton (Kor)  75-74-82-79, Choi Min-Hyeog(Kor)  80-74-82-74
311: Lin Chuan-Liang  (Tpe) 73-79-78-81, David Cassidy (Sco) 85-68-78-80,  Teruhiko Tou (Jpn)  80-74-82-75
312: Eddie Wu  (NZL) 74-77-83-78
313: Christopher Longbottom (Aus) 78-77-77-81, Takashi Okuda (Jpn)  75-77-82-79,  Kim Hyo-Jun  (Kor)  75-79-84-75
314: Michiyoshi Kamikubo (Jpn)  75-75-80-84, Takashi Egashira (Jpn)  75-78-78-83, Yoji Era-  (Jpn)  80-75-76-83, Carl Robinson(Eng)76-75-81-82, Yasufumi Urae(Jpn)  78-315: Albie Hanekom (Rsa) 75-76-80-84, Adriaan Herman (Rsa) 69-80-86-80
Rtd: Jonathan Creighton  (Aus)  76-76-79 Rtd, Morio Ohara  (Jpn) 74-78-75 Rtd,  Finian Dwyer Ireland 73-71-79 Rtd,
DQ:  Sean Mason-(Eng) 79-73-77

Ends