64 advance to Asian Tour Q-School finale

HUA HIN, Thailand – A total of 64 players made a big step Jan. 15 toward earning their 2011 Asian Tour cards, advancing from three first-stage sites of qualifying school in Hua Hin to this week’s final stage.

Hossain Sohel Shakhawat of Bangladesh and Matt Docking of Australia finished tied for first at 12-under 276 at the Majestic Creek Golf Resort. Berry Henson of the United States (6-under 282) emerged as the top finisher at the Imperial Lakeview Golf Club. At Springfield Royal Country Club, Kenichi Sawada of Japan claimed the top spot at 9-under 279.

Japan’s Tomoya Tokunaga shared third place with Kalle Samooja of Finland (10-under 278) at Majestic Creek, while Japan’s Masanori Kobayashi and Jonathan Moore of the United States posted matching 283s to share second place at Imperial Lakeview. Joshua Kelly of the United States (5-under 283) took second at Springfield Royal.

In addition to the 64 players who will advance, 117 already are exempted into the final stage, scheduled for Jan. 19-22 at Springfield Royal and Imperial Lakeview.

The top 40 players at the final stage will earn 2011 Asian Tour cards. Some players who compete in qualifying school also will be eligible for memberships on the Asian Development Tour.

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Qualifiers from Springfield Royal

1 279 -9 Kenichi SAWADA JPN 67 72 68 72

2 283 -5 Joshua KELLEY USA 72 71 68 72

3 286 -2 Tim STEWART AUS 74 71 71 70

4 287 -1 Nadeem INAYAT PAK 69 69 74 75

5 290 2 Calle STJARNFALT SWE 68 77 74 71

6= 292 4 Motonari NAKAGAWA JPN 74 74 70 74

6= 292 4 Senroku ISA JPN 72 74 70 76

8= 293 5 Yosuke TSUKADA JPN 75 75 78 65

8= 293 5 Yuto WATANABE JPN 69 77 75 72

8= 293 5 Taichiro KIYOTA JPN 73 73 73 74

8= 293 5 Masahiko WADA JPN 75 72 72 74

Qualifiers from Majestic Creek

1= 276 -12 Matt DOCKING Australia 72 67 69 68

1= 276 -12 SHAKHAWAT Bangladesh 72 67 65 72

3= 278 -10 Tomoya TOKUNAGA Japan 71 68 70 69

3= 278 -10 Kalle SAMOOJA Finland 70 71 67 70

5= 279 -9 Michael FREAKE Australia 69 72 70 68

5= 279 -9 Kentaro TANAKA Japan 74 67 69 69

7 281 -7 Masamichi UEHIRA Japan 67 67 76 71

8= 282 -6 Katsumune IMAI Japan 70 72 72 68

8= 282 -6 PARK Il-Hwan Korea 69 69 74 70

10= 283 -5 KO Tae Woun Korea 75 68 72 68

10= 283 -5 Yoshinobu TSUKADA Japan 69 71 74 69

10= 283 -5 Andrew RAITT England 73 70 69 71

10= 283 -5 Dion SIRIANNI Canada 67 69 74 73

10= 283 -5 Lindsay RENOLDS Canada 72 68 70 73

15= 284 -4 Jun KIKUCHI Japan 75 69 72 68

15= 284 -4 Niall TURNER Ireland 74 71 69 70

15= 284 -4 JOON CHOI Korea 73 68 70 73

18 285 -3 Joonas GRANBERG Finland 69 73 72 71

19= 286 -2 CHONG Myong Jang Korea 71 73 75 67

19= 286 -2 Yuki USAMI Japan 69 73 73 71

19= 286 -2 CHOE Chung Man Korea 73 71 70 72

22= 287 -1 AN Woo Jin Australia 71 74 72 70

22= 287 -1 Sonny NIMKHUM Thailand 71 72 71 73

22= 287 -1 Tetsurou RYU Japan 72 70 70 75

22= 287 -1 Neil REILLY England 71 71 67 78

Qualifiers from Imperial Lakeview

1 282 -6 Berry HENSON USA 73 69 70 70

2= 283 -5 Masanori KOBAYASHI JPN 73 70 72 68

2= 283 -5 Jonathan MOORE USA 70 68 73 72

4= 284 -4 YOUNG Jea-byun KOR 70 74 72 68

4= 284 -4 Chris GILL ENG 72 72 71 69

6= 285 -3 Daisuke KATAOKA JPN 72 70 71 72

6= 285 -3 Gunn CHAROENKUL THA 72 72 69 72

6= 285 -3 Hertzog LANDMAN RSA 71 67 74 73

6= 285 -3 Toru NAKAJIMA JPN 71 70 70 74

10 286 -2 Andy CHOI KOR 71 71 72 72

11= 287 -1 Andrea SIGNOR ITA 70 71 75 71

11= 287 -1 Natthawut PHIAMSAMRIT THA 72 70 71 74

11= 287 -1 Thitiphan CHUAYPRAKONG THA 68 71 72 76

14= 288 Par Jochen LUPPRIAN GER 71 72 73 72

14= 288 Par Daisuke YOSHIDA JPN 75 69 72 72

14= 288 Par Justin EVANS ENG 76 65 73 74

17= 289 +1 Jaakko MAKITALO FIN 77 73 68 71

17= 289 +1 Kazuya OMAE JPN 71 75 72 71

17= 289 +1 Pierre-Henri SOERO FRA 71 72 71 75

17= 289 +1 Jaco AHLERS RSA 71 72 70 76

21= 290 +2 Shane MCHENRY AUS 75 73 73 69

21= 290 +2 WANG Tsung-chieh TPE 71 72 76 71

21= 290 +2 John SHIN CAN 73 73 72 72

21= 290 +2 Ryoma YAMAGATA JPN 71 72 74 73

21= 290 +2 Narinrit TANTRAKUL THA 71 75 71 73

26= 291 +3 Guy WOODMAN ENG 75 76 70 70

26= 291 +3 David PALM SWE 70 74 72 75

26= 291 +3 Hirohito KOIZUMI JPN 72 72 70 77

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