Holman inspired by Scott's advice

Thu 13 Feb 2014

Holman inspired by Scott's advice

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Cha-am, Hua Hin, Thailand, February 13: Nathan Holman continued his fine run at the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand after being inspired by valuable advice from reigning Masters Tournament winner Adam Scott.
The young Australian posted an even-par 72 at the Imperial Lakeview Golf Club for an eight-under-par 135 total for tied second, one shot from joint leaders Jarin Todd and Paul Peterson of the United States.
Holman played with Scott in the third round of the Australian Masters last year and the experience has fuelled his ambitions to take his professional career to a new level on the Asian Tour.
“That is probably the highlight of my career so far. We talked quite a bit on how to go about professional golf. He just said to stick to what you know and go for it,” said Holman, who turned professional in 2013.
“I’ve taken his word and try to put it into practice and hold on to it this week. It is good to be able to talk to him. It really inspires you,” he smiled.
Australia makes up the highest number of players in this week’s Final Stage with a total of 35 hopefuls aiming to finish inside the top-40 and ties to earn an Asian Tour card for the 2014 season.
Many Australians have enjoyed solid careers on the Asian Tour including Scott Hend, who won three titles to finish second on the Order of Merit last season.
“A lot Australians play on the Asian Tour and they told me a lot of good things about this Tour. I heard great things about it and I think it is a great pathway for young players such as myself,” said Holman.
“Kieran Pratt is a good friend of mine and obviously an Asian Tour winner. I talked to him and he said only good things about the Asian Tour so I decided to come over here and try it out,” he added.
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