Easton eases into Asian Final Stage

Bryce Easton cruised to victory at Stage B of Asian Tour Qualifying School, securing his place alongside 15 fellow South Africans headed for the Final Stage this week

“Bryce is very happy with the week, but he knows that the biggest step comes now and he’s trying to keep grounded. He’s worked hard building up to this,” said David Murray, his manager.

A two-time winner on the Sunshine Tour, Easton was excited to take the next step in his promising career. He’ll face stiff competition, however, and his experiences in South Africa may prove crucial.

Joining him in the field is 2011 Rookie of Year Allan Versfeld, who has made continued progress since joining the tour. The 24-year-old took his maiden victory at De Zalze Golf Estate last year, overcoming a field containing three players who, at the time, ranked in the top 100 in the world.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Danie van Tonder, is also in the mix. He’ll be joined by a few of his seniors in the form of Doug McGuigan, Jaco Ahlers, Merrick Bremner and James Kamte.

After an unsuccessful attempt at Sunshine Tour Qualifying School, Anton Haig will be rearing to go, while young guns Jake Redman, Andrew McLardy and Hendre Cilliers will share the sentiment.

A total of 16 South Africans will compete for Asian Tour cards, and completing the list of Sunshine Tour players were Andrew Curlewis, Christiaan Basson, Jacques Blaauw, Jake Roos and Ross Wellington.

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