Gold Coast based New South Welshman, Dylan Perry, has recorded the best finish of his rookie Japan Tour season with a share of 3rd place at the Heiwa PGM Championship in Okinawa today.
Perry, who earned his playing rights for Japan at last year’s Japan Tour School after turning professional in November of last year, reeled off a last round of 66 to finish three shots from the winner, Ho Sung Choi of Korea, and earn the biggest cheque (A$155,000) to date of his fledgling career.
He also finished 3rd at the NSW Open on his professional debut last year.
The finish will move Perry to 36th on the Japan Tour money list and assure him of full status for Japan in 2020.
Perry’s fellow Gold Coast based, Brad Kennedy, finished one shot behind in a share of 5th place with the other Australian to make the cut, Won Joon Lee, finishing back in 60th place.
For the 46 year old Choi, the Korean with the most unusual of golf swings, it was his third Japan Tour title.
The Japan Tour now begins their end of season flagship events beginning next week with the Mistui Sumitomo Visa Taiheyo Masters.
Below the rather unique swing of this week’s winner Ho Sung Choi