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Perry & Green Lead Australasian Q-School

Dylan Perry (file photo). (Photo: Henry Peters)
Veteran Nathan Green and rookie pro Dylan Perry have claimed the halfway lead on a rain-soaked day at the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Final Stage of Q-School at Moonah Links in Victoria.

The pair share top billing at 6 under after 36 holes on Moonah Links’ Open Course, Perry rising above the unfavourable conditions to fire a brilliant 66 which was the best of the day by two shots and one of only six sub-70 rounds.

Green cooled slightly after his opening 67, adding a solid 71 to be one clear of fellow New South Welshman Martin Dive who is alone in third at 5 under.

Ruben Sondjaja and Dale Williamson share fourth at 4 under.

Perry continues to make a very solid start to his career in the paid ranks having finishing tied 3rd in his pro debut at last month’s NSW Open and only last week secured status to compete on the Japan Golf Tour.

His 66 on the wide-open yet very lengthy Moonah Links layout featured seven birdies with his only dropped shot coming at the par-4 sixth.

NSW golfer Justin Warren is the best of the 12 amateurs in the field sharing sixth with Scott Arnold and DJ Loypur at 3 under.

Of the 76 players who began the week, only 17 remain under par.

Among those who’ve had a forgettable week on the Mornington Peninsula are Tasmanian Ryan McCarthy who was disqualified and Alex Edge who retired.

With the 72-hole event expected to finish on Saturday, the top 40 will earn playing status while only the top 5 will be virtually assured entry into all PGA Tour of Australasia events in 2019.

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