Sydney’s Kevin Yuan has given himself the opportunity to spend 2019 on the PGA Tour Series-China after finishing inside the top 12 at the Second Global Qualifying Tournament at Foison Golf Club.

Kevin YuanA total of six Australians were vying for a place on a pathway towards the PGA Tour but only Yuan was able to secure status, his tie for fifth earning him a guaranteed six starts and the chance to play his way into an even stronger schedule.

Despite charging home with five birdies in his final nine holes for a 4-under 66, Andy Chu from Liverpool Golf Club finished an agonizing one shot out of conditional status in a tie for 39th.

A double-bogey 7 at the par-5 eighth hole and a bogey at the par-5 10th put Yuan in a precarious position but he bounced back with birdies at 11 and 12 and made pars all the way home to end the week at 2-under, one shot clear of an eight-way playoff for the final five spots.

In just his second year as a professional, Yuan played 12 events on the 2018 PGA Tour Series-China schedule, his best result a tie for 17th at the Chengdu Championship.

Second Global Qualifying Tournament
Foison Golf Club, Guangzhou
T5 Kevin Yuan 69-70-73-68—280
T39 Andy Chu70-73-77-66—286
T39 Simon   Vitakangas 71-74-69-72—286
T53 Michael Pearce 67-73-74-74—288
T63 Aden Louez (a) 71-73-74-71—289
WD Mitch Davis 75-82—157