The Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage ended on Saturday and everyone at Black Mountain Golf Club followed the results with huge anticipation.
We were rooting for Swedish players Malcolm Kokocinski, Gustaf C J Kocken and David Palm, who is sponsored by Black Mountain.
Unfortunately the trio did not make the grade despite their brave attempt to finish inside the top-40 and ties which they needed to earn a Tour card for 2014.
We truly salute their efforts and even though they did not earn an Asian Tour card, they are still eligible to play on the Asian Development Tour (ADT), which will give them another opportunity to earn playing rights on the Asian Tour.
Kokocinski cut his teeth on the ADT last season where he finished in 13th position on the Order of Merit. It was his first year in Asia but he did reasonably well.
“It was a very good experience playing in Asia last year. I played in a few good tournaments on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) last year. To be honest, I really want to play on the Asian Tour but I put myself in a very tough situation after the third day,” said Kokocinski.
The Asian Tour season will start again at the SAIL-SBI Open in India from February 26 to March 1 and as of now, Black Mountain sponsored player Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand has confirmed his participation.
The US$300,000 event will be played at Delhi Golf Club, the venue where Rikard Karlberg won two of his Asian Tour titles! Rikard has yet to confirm his participation yet, but we will update you as soon as we know.
Watch this space for more interesting news on the Black Mountain players!