New South Wales rookie Dylan Perry will be hoping to convert fast starts into another top finish as he continues his maiden season in Japan at this week’s Dunlop SRIXON Fukushima Open at Grandee Nasushirakawa Golf Club in Fukushima.
Perry will be joined in the field by fellow Aussies Anthony Quayle and David Bransdon along with Kiwi Michael Hendry as they each work to improve their position on the Order of Merit two weeks out from the break in the Japan Golf Tour season.
Having earned his card at Q-School in December, Perry has made an immediate impression, the 2017 British Amateur runner-up recording a best finish of tied for eighth at the Token Homemate Open and a tie for 14th at the Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open.
Those results see him placed 41st on the moneylist but the 24-year-old could have been even better placed if he’d capitalised on a number of strong starts.
Perry’s first round on the Japan Tour was a 5-under 66, he was tied for seventh after the first round of The Crowns thanks to a 2-under 68 while at the Mizuno Open he enjoyed a share of the lead following an opening round of 5-under 67.
He leads the tour in rounds per eagle at 2.8 but is 81st in putts per green with an average of 1.8385.
Now in his second year in Japan, Anthony Quayle is the highest on the moneylist of those Aussies playing this week in 29th position, his best result a tie for fifth at The Crowns.
The Gold Coast-based professional is playing this event for the first time while David Bransdon returns for the third consecutive year.
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