Palm bids goodbye to Asian Tour Qualifying School

David Palm’s bid to earn an Asian Tour card at this week’s Qualifying School Final Stage came to a premature end when he missed the halfway cut following a second round one-over-par 72.

The Swede, who made the long journey that spans halfway around the globe to the coastal town of Hua Hin, Thailand for the Qualifying School,  struggled to surmount the challenge needed to make up for his opening round 74.

Palm will make the long trip back home to re-evaluate his playing options before finalising his plans for the rest of the year. By playing in the Qualifying School, Palm will automatically qualify to play in the Asian Development Tour (ADT).

The ADT, which affords Official World Golf Ranking points, gives players the opportunity to fight their way back on the Asian Tour as the top-three players at the end of the season earn a Tour card for the following season.

“I didn’t play as well as I want to but I guess it was still a better round than yesterday. I will probably go back home first and think about what I will do,” said a dejected Palm.

While Hua Hin may be a long way from home, thoughts of the coastal town of Hua Hin and Black Mountain Golf Club are never far from his mind. He still holds fond memories of his adventures in Hua Hin and will choose to base himself there again should he decide to play on the ADT.

“I might play on the ADT. However, I’ve not made a decision yet.  But if I do so, I will continue to stay in Hua Hin.

It was awesome to train at Black Mountain Golf Club. They have great facilities and a world class golf course. They also have a good gym which I can spend 14 hours a day out there!

I hope to be back again,” said Palm.

Palm’s campaign at the Asian Tour Qualifying School may have come to an end but fellow Swede Malcom Kokocinski will still be a name to look out for as he continues his fight towards a top-40 finish.