47 Players Head to Q-school Final Stage

Sat 19 Jan 2013

47 Players Head to Q-school Final Stage

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Hua Hin, Thailand, January 19: A total of 47 players including Rashid Khan of India, Pelle Edberg of Sweden, Australian Darren Tan and Yeh Wei-tze of Chinese Taipei earned berths to the Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand when they qualified through the First Stage Section B on Saturday.
Australians Matthew Stieger and amateur golfer Daniel Bringolf led 25 players at the Imperial Lakeview Golf Club to the all-important Qualifying School Final Stage after shooting a final round 64 and 67 respectively.
Stieger and Bringolf topped the group on 12-under-par 276, four shots ahead of India’s Rashid Khan (69), who is attempting to be third time lucky in his quest for an Asian Tour card.
Bryce Easton of South African shot an even-par 72 at the Springfield Royal Country Club to spearhead 22 players into the all-important Final Stage where the top-40 and ties next week will earn an Asian Tour card for 2013.
Edberg of Sweden was a further three shots back following a 71 while Yeh, the Malaysian Open champion in 2000, finished one shot above the safety line to earn a chance for an Asian Tour card.
Players who play in the Qualifying School are also eligible to play in the Asian Development Tour (ADT) which will be afforded with Official World Golf Ranking points starting this season.
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About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.