BYRNE PUTS HIMSELF UNDER PRESSURE FOR LAST ROUND IN ASIA: Scottish Golf View

January 20, 2012 · uncategorized

Banchory’s James Byrne put himself under a little bit of pressure for Saturday’s fourth and final round at the Asian Tour Final Qualifying School by going over par for the first time with a three-over 75 in the third round at Springfield Royal GC, Thailand today.
Byrne, who had opened with impressive rounds of 68 and 69, birdied the long second, long fifth and 15th but six bogeys cancelled out these gains.
He goes into the last round in joint 27th place on four-under 212. Only the leading 40 and ties after 72 holes will gain playing rights for the 2012 Asian Tour.
At the moment the players in joint 40th place are on two-under 214 so although Byrne looks safe he cannot afford a repeat 75 at the last time of asking.
The third-round cut was set at one-over-par 217 with 89 players making the all-important final round. Simon Dunn, the only other Scot in the field, missed out with a 77 for 220.

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