Kuala Lumpur, : The 2013 Asian Tour’s Qualifying School will be held in Hua Hin, Thailand in January. Stage One, comprising a 72 hole tournament, will be divided into 2 sections and will be held from January 9-12 and January 16-19 while the all-important Final Stage will be held from January 23-26.
The golf courses will be announced in due course and the Entry Form will be made available on www. asiantour.com. Players who compete in the Qualifying School will vie for playing rights on the elite Asian Tour where the top-40 players and ties will earn their tour cards. Players who attend the Qualifying School will also gain exemptions to compete in the Asian Development Tour, the secondary circuit run by the Asian Tour.
From 2013 onwards, all events on the Asian Development Tour will receive Official World Golf Ranking points which is a boost for the game in the region. Hua Hin is about a two-hour drive from the capital city of Bangkok. American David Lipsky won this year’s Qualifying School and susbequently won the HANDA FALDO Cambodian Classic. He is presently ranked fourth on the Order of Merit with winnings of US$230,858. For more information please check on http://www.asiantour.com