Date: December 19, 2006

Australasian Q-School underway

The Peninsula Country Golf Club on Victoria&aposs Mornington Peninsula will play host to 87 players this week as they contest the Final Stage of PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School for 2006. The event to be held over four rounds from Tuesday to Friday will see the Top 35 players and ties earn playing privileges on the Australasian Tour for 2007. Players from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, England, the USA and Korea will play at Tour school this year. Of the 87 players taking part, 22 are amateurs. Just under 50 players successfully progressed to final stage of Australasian Tour School after last month s combined Australasian/Asian Tour School First Stage was completed at the Amstel and Ranfurlie courses in Victoria. Those who graduated from First Stage are: Paul Spargo, Ashley Hall, Heath D&aposAltera, Tigh Van Leewen, Lucas Bates, Charles Gardiner, Kurt Carlson, Darren Baynes, Simon Furneaux, Andrew Brook-Lenehan, Nathan Main, Paul Donahoo, Tim Wood, Chris Gaunt, Nicholas Healy, Josh Carmichael, Tom Davis, Jamie Rogers, William Oliver, Michael Lambert, Darren Beck, Shane Leary, Tetsuya Watari, Yong-Sun Hwang, Juong-Wook Lee, Ben Wharton, Mitchell Harry, Nathan Uebergang, Richard Caracella, Michael Choi, Lee Hunt, Tim Bray, Clint Sailes, Naohiro Yasumoto, Jae-Hyun Kim, Daniel Jones, Vernon Sexton-Finck, Brett Lowe, Clarke Osborne, Ben Hallam, Yeon-Jin Jeong, Nicky Howell, Chris Sarquis, Ryan Hammond, Mark Boe and Tony McNaughton. Click here to see a full list of players competing in the final stage of qualifying.