As expected, the final day of the Asian Tour Q-school produced its fair share of drama, with both joy and despair spread across the field of international golfers. With only 35 (and ties) cards on offer from a field of almost 200, it was never going to be an easy task this week.
Yikeun Chang once again produced a near flawless display throughout the week, mirroring last years victory. Four impressive sub par rounds resulted in a him finishing in T-8th on -20.
A superb final round 63 escalated Dongmin Lee into the top 10, alongside Chang in T-8th. 9 birdies and no bogeys in his final round, which was one of the lowest rounds of the week, was a very satisfying outcome for the 31 year old.
In-form Youngjea Byun, who has produced some very consistent golf recently, also earned a well deserved 2017 card, after finishing in a very credible T-13th on -18. Byun was one of many to produce four sub par rounds and is definitely one to watch this year. He will also be playing on the KPGA Tour; his second season as a professional golfer.
Dongmin Lee’s playing partners for the final round, Sangpil Yoon and Chanwoo Kim, both finished on -16 and will be extremely pleased with their T-19th placing and excited for the year ahead on the Asian Tour.
2016 KPGA Championship winner Junsung Kim finished on-15 and T-27th, while Minkyu Han was lucky enough to secure one of the last cards available, finishing on -14 and T-33rd.
The first full Asian Tour event will take place in 3 weeks in Bangladesh. All qualifiers will be eligible to play there, with more full tour events to be announced soon. The 2017 Asian Tour season begins next week in Singapore.
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