Perry takes top place at Aussie Tour School

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Australian PGA CEO Gavin Kirkman congratulates Dylan Perry on winning the Tour School.

Dylan Perry has presented the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia Qualifying School by Cobra Puma Golf after a solid wave week at Moonah Links.

Perry played the open course and fired rounds of 72, 66, 71 and 68 for a tournament total of 11-under 277 to win with three shots.

"This is great, I am very relieved, it has been a long couple of weeks so I am very stoked," Perry said.

"I played well by the end of the year, so I knew I had a decent chance this week if I did the right things and played the course as it should be. I did that, so it paid off.

"Today I had a steady start with eight pars, but then I birdied the 9th, rolling the back-9, I made a few early birdies and had some speed, I played strong in the last three holes, which was enough to getting it done. "

The 23-year-old New South Welshman, who plays his golf at Sanctuary Cove in Queensland, now has the full status of his home tour to go along with his Japan Tour status that he earned after surviving four stages of the qualifying school

TOUR SCHOOL: Dylan Perry is set to a huge year in 2019

2019 will be a big year for Perry, who became professional at the NSW Open last month and third was finished, and he will try to finish his debut season at the ISPS HANDA Vic Open, co-approved by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia and European tour

"Everything will all depend on Japan The Vic Open is the first event we have in Australia and that's a big one, so that will be my first event," Perry added.

"All co-sanctioned things in Australia are getting better, it provides more access for us, especially with the European Tour.

"If you finish well in those tournaments, your career can take off pretty quickly, so it's very exciting to have the opportunity to play those events now."

James Anstiss and Kade McBride ended up in second place on an 8-under card after throwing 68 and 69 in the final round respectively.

Rounding out the top-5 on 7-under the card is Aaron Townsend and Taylor MacDonald.

The 40 best players of Qualifying School earn status for the 2019 ISPS HANDA PGA Tour or Australasia season. That number was set at 5 on the card.


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