BYRNE ENJOYS RANKING STATUS: Asian Tour News

February 4, 2013 · uncategorized

February 5: Scotland’s James Byrne earned his first world ranking points of the season when he received six points following his win at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Masters on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) last weekend.

The ADT, which is the secondary circuit of the Asian Tour entered a new and exciting era when all events started receiving Official World Ranking points from 2013 onwards.

All winners on the ADT will receive a minimum of six world ranking points while the top-six players and ties will earn points based on a sliding scale.

Byrne, the 2011 Walker Cup start is now ranked 699th in the world with Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy taking pole position.

Australia’s Marcus Fraser, second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last season, is lying in 51st place, while Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee is three places back in 54th on the rankings.

Other Asian Tour members in the top-100 include Korean honorary member, K.J. Choi (57th), Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant (72nd), Korea’s Bae Sang-moon (79th),India’s Jeev Milkha Singh(91th), Fiji’s Vijay Singh (93th) , India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar (97th) and Noh Seung-yul of Korea (100th).

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