Anthony Quayle has today fallen short in his quest to win his first Japan Tour title but his 3rd place finish at the Casio World Open has seen the 25 year old Queensland based golfer produce his best result in eighteen months and boost his bank balance by the equivalent of A$180,000.
Quayle will improve to 29th on the money list for 2019 and earn himself a start at the season ending Golf Nippon Series event in Tokyo which is limited to the leading 30 players on the money list.
Quayle took a lead into the final round today after a barnstorming finish to his third round on Saturday and appeared to be on his way to a first victory as a professional with four birdies in his first ten holes.
Bogeys at his 14th and 18th holes however allowed former Presidents Cup player, Kyung Tae Kim, of Korea to win his 14th Japan Tour title but his first in over three years.
Kim won by two over South African Shaun Norris with Quayle another shot back.
Quayle’s fellow Sanctuary Cove based golfer, Dylan Perry, was the next best of the Australians when he produced a brilliant weekend to finish 18th after only narrowly making it into the weekend field.
Brad Kennedy was 49th, Won Joon Lee was 53rd and David Bransdon 58th.
The final event of the year is played in Tokyo next week, the Golf Nippon Series field containing four Australians, Brendan Jones, Brad Kennedy, Matthew Griffin and Anthony Quayle although Quayle may possibly be considering playing the Australian Open instead.