The 27-year-old is living two lives – on the Asian Tour he’s a regular contender, but on the Sunshine Tour he had to return to Qualifying School and re-earn his card.
Earning playing privileges for 2015 meant a trip to Bloemfontein for Easton, who finished fifth at the five-round marathon of Q-School.
It certainly helps the comfidence to top-five and secure a card, so the two-time Sunshine Tour winner will be in high spirits this week at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, where he tied for 33rd place last year. He shot a steady 70 on Sunday and played solid golf throughout the week.
It was a great tournament for Easton, who has found his feet on the Asian Tour last year. His goal for this season is to build an international reputation, and a strong result in Malaysia will help that goal.
The wealth of co-sanctioned events on Easton’s home circuit make it easier for him to compete at events such as the Maybank Malaysian Open, which is co-sanctioned between the Asian and European Tours.
Easton has played with Europe’s best at tournaments like the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the South African Open Championship, but this time around he’s on foreign soil. It’s time for him to rise again.