Date: December 02, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Bowditch tied for 10th at Q-School

Australian Steven Bowditch is on track to secure a PGA Tour card for next year after a solid fourth round at the Qualifying Tournament in La Quinta on Saturday. With the top 25 plus ties qualifying for next year&aposs PGA Tour, Bowditch is well placed in a tie for 10th after four rounds of the gruelling six-day event. The 29-year-old shot one birdie on his front nine, but picked up four shots on the home stretch to card a five-under-par round of 67. That took him to 15 under overall, just four shots behind leader Lee Dong-hwan, who shot to the top with a blistering 64. The South Korean holds a two-shot lead over Edward Loar, Kim Meen-whee, Vaughn Taylor and Richard H. Lee. Matt Jones is one shot behind compatriot Bowditch in a tie for 17th after a solid 68 on Saturday. Mathew Goggin is hanging onto his position in the top 25 with his second consecutive 70 keeping him in a tie for 24th at 12 under. Bryden Macpherson and Adam Crawford both dropped out of qualification places after matching 71s left them tied for 33rd at 11 under. Rod Pampling (-10) boosted his chances with a 67 propelling him up to a tie for 38th, while Ash Hall (-9) is just one shot behind. Luke Hickmott (-5) dropped off the pace after a disappointing 74 left him tied for 97th with Nick O&aposHern. Gavin Coles and James Nitties are languishing in 129th and 135th place respectively.