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Australasian Tour Q-School Reaches Final Hurdle

Nathan Green the most credentialed of those chasing an Australasian card. (Photo: Henry Peters)
An eclectic mix of players will tackle the Final Stage of Qualifying for the 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia beginning tomorrow in Victoria.

Moonah Links Open Championship Course on the Mornington Peninsula will play host to 80 men - including 14 internationals - each on a quest to earn full playing rights for next season.

In order to do so, players must finish inside the top 40 at the completion of 72 holes with varying degrees of status available for those securing a card.

The line-up is a diverse group of the old and the new, the experienced and the inexperienced, amateurs and professionals who will plot their way around the Peter Thomson-designed Moonah Links Open Course, which hosted the Australian Open in 2003 and 2005.

The most credentialed player in the field is former New Zealand and Canadian Open Champion Nathan Green who plays golf on a part-time basis these days but who was a player good enough to - in addition to his win in Canada - finish inside the top five on the PGA Tour on seven other occasions.  

Green has played only seven events this year and currently has no status on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Past US Amateur champion Nick Flanagan is also in the field along with former Australian Amateur champions, Tim Stewart, Scott Arnold, Matt Jaeger, David Gleeson and Rohan Blizard amongst other notables in the line-up.

GENESIS GREAT GOLF ROAD TRIP: MORNINGTON PENINSULA

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