Turner middle of the pack in Japan

Niall Turner3Niall Turner carded a final round 73 to finish in 44th place at the Panasonic Open in Japan this morning.  On Friday Turner made birdie on the final hole to get inside the cut, this event is his first in seven weeks after he played in the Maybank Open in Malaysia in February.  Turner had a 69 yesterday to jump up to 30th place but dropped back today as a result of his two over par 73.

Turner takes away almost $4,500 which see’s him jump up to 62 in the Asian Tour order of Merit.  Turner nee to be inside the top 60 to retain his card and he’ll be encouraged that this weekend makes it three cuts in a row after missing the cut in the first two events of the season.  The Waterfall native has a total of $15,000 in tour earnings from his five events.  Turner has entered the Yeander Heritage event in Chinese Taipei next week and although this is only a $300k event (the Asian Tour minimum prize-fund) it’ll give Turner a chance to get inside the top 60 before the tour takes a break in May.

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