Anthony Quayle file photo courtesy of NZPGA

Gold Coast based Northern Territorian, Anthony Quayle, has finished in a share of 6th at the Japan Golf Tour’s Shigeo Nagashima Invitational SEGASAMMY Cup in Hokkaido, the second season Japan Tour player continuing to impress in the early stages of his professional career.

Quayle’s finish moves him to 22nd on the 2019 Japan Tour money list and sets him up well for the run of lucrative events between now and the end of the season.

Quayle recorded nine birdies in his final round of 6 under par 66 allowing him to move from 20th overnight to his 6th place seven shots behind the winner and defending champion, Ryo Ishikawa, who finished four shots clear of Juvic Pagusan of the Philippines.

For Ishikawa it was his second win in succession having won the Japan PGA Championship seven weeks ago prior to the Japan Tour taking a break and he now takes the lead over Jazz Janewattananond in the 2019 money list.

Matthew Griffin finished as the next best of the Australians when he shared 26th place in his first event since the arrival of his first child a few weeks ago.

The Japan Tour now heads south to Fukuoka for the KBC event in the north of Kyushu.