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Dylan Perry does best of Aussies at Japan Q School

Another one of Australia's leading amateurs making a good start to professional career (Photo: Henry Peters )
Queensland based New South Welshman Dylan Perry was the leading Australasian at the completion of 108 holes of qualifying for the 2019 Japan Golf Tour, the recently turned professional gaining immediate access to one of the world’s leading golf tours.

Perry finished in a share of 20th place in the demanding test played over six rounds, a final round of 72 seeing him lose ground on the low scoring layout but he is likely to secure plenty of starts in Japan next year.

Perry is a player good enough to have finished runner-up at the British Amateur Championship and a month ago finished 3rd on debut in the paid ranks at the NSW Open.

 Without status on the PGA Tour of Australasia at present, the Sanctuary Cove based golfer adds further to the likes of Brad Kennedy and Anthony Quayle who are also based on the Gold Coast and who are good performers in Japan.

NSW's Andrew Evans, a former runner-up at the Australian Masters, finished tied for 31st and will likely secure several starts in Japan next year.

New Zealander Harry Bateman finished tied for 42nd and will have to rely on starts where he will get them due to his lowly status following the tour school, while Ben Campbell also tied for 42nd but due to a poor finish to the event is actually in 54th place.

Former Australian Amateur Champion, Scott Arnold, produced a brilliant final round of 65 but it was only good enough for 55th place, Scott Strange was 61st and Neven Basic 91st.

The first event of the Japan Golf Tour in 2019 is in Singapore in January although it may be that because of its joint sanctioning with the Asian Tour and therefore limited places in the field none of those who gained a card this week will earn a start.   


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