Qualifying Schools are mentally and physically taxing, because one bad round can affect a player’s entire season. Norris has not put a foot out of line thus far in Thailand, and he needs only to remain within the bounds of the top 40 to secure playing privileges for the coming season.
He’s made the 54-hole mark on nine-under-par with rounds of 68, 70, 67 and sits three shots behind leader Daniel Chopra of Sweden.
Keith Horne was tied for 22nd on three-under-par after shooting 73 for the third round. He is nicknamed ‘The ATM’ by Sunshine Tour caddies, because he constantly performs (and earns) well on tour. He’ll be looking to secure a top-40 tomorrow.
The low round of the tournament is 64, but for the most part it’s consistency that is paying dividends. Jaco Ahlers proved the value of slow and steady with his rise from 52nd to 26th on Friday, which came on the back of rounds of 72, 70, 70.
Wallie Coetsee and Andrew Curlewis dropped to a share of 56th on day three. Both players will rely on their winning experiences from the 2014 Sunshine Tour as they fight back in the final round on Saturday.