DISAPPOINTED: Callan O’Reilly will focus on the Australasian Q-School after missing out on the Asian Tour. CALLAN O’Reilly admitted thedisappointment of bombing out of the Asian Golf Tour Q-School was still “raw” after he returned home from Thailand on Tuesday.
The Toronto touring professional was on track to progress to the final of the Asian Q-School after carding rounds of four-under 68, 71 and 69at Windsor Park inHua Hin.
But in the final round on Saturday O’Reilly’s game unravelled on the back nine when he carded four bogeys between the 10thand 17thholes to finish with three-over 75.
It left the 25-year-old 27that 283, five under par, and two strokes outside the top 17 who progressed to the final stage of Q-School on Wednesday.
“It was there for the taking and I didn’t take my opportunity. It’s a bit raw,” O’Reilly said.
Belmont’s Corey Hale also failed to progress to the final after he finished 58thwith 297, 13 over par, at the Springfield Royal course.
O’Reilly will turn his focus to the final of the Australasian Q-School, which starts next Tuesday at Sandhurst in Melbourne.
**Charlestown duo Jye Pickin and Izzy Melia shared fourth place in the rain-affected Jack Newton Junior Week of Golf in Sydney last week.
Rain restricted the 90-hole tournament, played across five northern suburbscourses,to two rounds on Monday and Friday.
Pickin was 16that seven over after the first round, but shot three birdies on Friday to jump into fourth place and finish six over.Melia, who was two shots off the lead after the first day, carded 76 and 73.
Avondale’s Christopher Fan won the title at one over.
**The Belmont senior championshipsarerescheduled for April 28 and 29. The 36-hole tournamentwaswashed out last week.