Date: September 29, 2015
Author: Robert Grant

Green, Fraser target Dubai finals

Queenslander Scott Hend has crept into the European Tour's Race to Dubai top 60 but Victorians Richard Green and Marcus Fraser and Newcastle's Andrew Dodt still have some work to do.

Hend worked his way into 60th place after finishing a strong fourth in the Porsche European Open, won by Thai golfer Thongchai Jaidee in Bad Griesbach, Germany, at the weekend.

It was Hend's  second best result of the year following his runner-up at the True Thailand Classic in February.

Hend earned 100,000 euros and now needs to consolidate his place within the top 60 who will fight out the Tour Championship in Dubai in November.

Green kept his hopes afloat with 12th while Dodt was 36th and Fraser 44th.

Hend is currently the only Australian in the leading 60 headed to Dubai with four regular tour events remaining ahead of the four-tournament finals series.

Dodt is just outside the elite group in 62nd spot on the standings while Fraser is 65th and Green 72nd.

In European Tour qualifying, Victorians Todd Sinnott and Kristopher Mueck and NSW’s Callan O’Reilly have moved past Section B of Stage One at venues in Austria and England.

The trio will now line up in Stage Two Qualifying in Spain in November.

They join Antonio Murdaca who qualified a week ago in Germany.

Four more venues across Europe will host further Stage One qualifying over the next two weeks with several more Australians scheduled to tee off.

And in the US with just one more event to play in the Web.Com Tour Finals, a number of Australians are closing in on PGA Tour cards.

Those who finish in the top 25 on the money list will win promotion – currently Rhein Gibson is 18th, Steve Allan 23rd and Oliver Goss 40th.

Rod Pampling will regain his PGA Tour card after a solid season on the secondary tour.