This week’s Asian Tour Q-school Final Stage is the last hurdle to overcome for 26 Korean golfers, who are all hoping to secure one of the 35 cards available for the season ahead.
2016 Q-School winner Yikeun Chang will be hoping for a similar outcome to last year, as he bids to win back his playing rights, after finishing outside the all important top 60 order of merit, last year.
Looking at the strength of this weeks field, it will be no easy feat to finish inside the top 35. There are a lot of experienced Asian Tour regulars and past winners, as well as many talented young players from all across Asia. In saying this, three of the four first round stages were won by promising young Korean players, with a total of fourteen qualifying from the opening stage.
These first round qualifiers will be joined by some of the KPGA Tour’s strongest players, including 2016 double winner Heungchul Joo and current KPGA Championship title holder, Junsung Kim, who are looking to add more tournaments to their 2017 schedule. 2016 KPGA Rookie of the Year, Taewoo Kim will also be hoping to secure a card this week. It will come as no real surprise if there are numerous Korean players inside the top 35 this week.
The tournament starts on Wednesday at Suvarnabhumi Golf Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
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