Korean Kim Gi-whan won the Final Stage of the OneAsia Qualifying School today to book his place on the multi-million dollar circuit in 2012.
Kim, who led by four at the start of the day, closed with a three-under-par 68 to win by five strokes.
He finished with a four-round aggregate of 16-under-par 268 at Sutera Harbour Golf Country Club.
His compatriot Song Young-han finished second after shooting a 69.
A total of 20 players earned their OneAsia cards.
Singapore’s Choo Tze Huang secured his card after a brilliant fight back.
He fired a first round 79 but rounds of 71, 64 and 68 saw him storm through to finish in a tie for 12th on three under.
The other graduates are Koreans Seo Jeoung-min, Kim Do-hoon, Park Hyo-won, Park Sung-heak, and Park Min-jun.
Japans Masaya Tomida, Koichi Katamura and Masao Nakajima made it through as did Australians Kalem Richardson, Stephen Dartnall, Clint Rice and Michael Choi.
Americans Garrett Sapp, Lee Kee-dae and Jason Kang qualified along with Brazilian Lucas Lee and Thailand’s Pravee Visalkit.
With at least 14 tournaments on OneAsia this season offering an overall purse of nearly US$16 million an exciting season lies ahead.
The OneAsia season starts with the US$1 million Indonesia Open, to be played from March 15 to 18.
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