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Milestone days for Yang and Quayle at Crowns Tournament

Quayle continues to impress so early in his pro career (Photo: Henry Peters)
Japan Tour rookie Anthony Quayle has finished in a share of second place at the Japan Golf Tour’s Crowns Tournament in Nagoya a final round of 67 seeing the 23 year-old Gold Coast based Northern-Territorian finish four shots behind Korean Y.E. Yang and tied with Korean Jung-Gon Hwan.

While it was Quayle’s best finish and biggest cheque in his 18-month professional career it was also a milestone day for 2009 PGA Champion, Yang, who won his first tournament title since 2010.

Yang earned the right to play on the Japan Golf Tour after finishing as the leading qualifier at last year’s Japan Tour School and in just his second start with that newly found status he has won after such a long time in the golfing wilderness.

Quayle wins (equivalent) A$120,000 for his efforts and is already well on his way to retaining status on the Japan Tour for 2019. He has impressed in his time in the professional ranks with several top tens in his rookie season last year and after claiming the right to play in Japan at the same Q-School which was won by Yang he is already showing he has a lot more to come.

Quayle will jump inside the top 300 in the world after beginning the year just inside the top 700.

Matthew Griffin was the next best of the Australasians when he tied for 6th while Brendan Jones, who began the day in a share of third place and three from the lead struggled to a round of 73 and eventually finished in a share of 10th.

David Bransdon was 23rd, Michael Hendry 28th, Scott Strange 61st and Brad Kennedy 63rd.

The Japan Tour has a one week break before the Japan PGA Championship in Chiba Prefecture.

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