Lipsky, Vongvanij among Asian Q-School grads

Bank Vongvanij, a senior at Florida, in 2011.

Bank Vongvanij, a senior at Florida, in 2011.

CHA AM, Thailand -- David Lipsky, a former standout at Northwestern, shot a four-round total of 14-under 274 to win medalist honors Saturday at the final stage of Asian Tour Q-School. He was two shots clear of former Florida All-American Bank Vongvanij, Dodge Kemmer, Rahil Gangjee and Adam Groom.

Earlier this week, Lipsky, 23, received some electronic encouragement from World No. 1, and former Northwestern product, Luke Donald.

“Luke Donald and my coach sent me some good messages this week,” Lipsky said. “That really encouraged me. It was just a tweet from Luke telling me good luck. Nothing too serious but that always helps with the confidence when you have the World No. 1 wishing you luck.”

Other notable players who finished inside the top 40 and ties to earn their Asian Tour card include: former Arizona State and European Walker Cup star James Byrne, Artemio Murakami, Jesper Kennegard and Adam Blyth.

A total of 42 players earned their Tour cards, with the cut falling at 3-under 285.

Information from the Asian Tour was used in this report.

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