Fraser in Olympic frame

Fri 06 May 2016

Fraser in Olympic frame

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May 6: Order of Merit leader Marcus Fraser of Australia has moved into the Olympic frame after producing impressive performances on the Asian Tour.
The 36-year-old Fraser,  who enjoyed one victory and one tied-second place finish on the region's premier Tour, is in the running to qualify for the Olympic Games as countryman Marc Leishman pulls out over fears of Zika virus. He is ranked 63rd on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).
Asian Tour stalwart Scott Hend, placed 76th in the world, is also in the mix for the second Olympic berth to tee up in Rio de Janeiro this August. He won his eighth title on the Asian Tour at the True Thailand Classic presented by Chang in March and is currently placed fifth on the Order of Merit.
The second highest-placed Australian after world number one Jason Day when the qualifying cuts off on July 11 will earn a spot amongst the 60-man field in Rio.
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