Top Filipino amateur Jobim Carlos earns Asian Tour card with solid finish in Qualifying School
Jobim Carlos comes up with rounds of 69-68-70-70 for joint 15th. Jerome Ascano

JOBIM CARLOS continued his stellar play, claiming playing rights on the Asian Tour with a 15th place finish in the qualifying tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand.

The top young Filipino golfer, who earlier secured a card on the Philippine Golf Tour, fired a closing 70 highlighted by an eagle on Saturday at Springfield Royal Country Club.

Carlos, still with an ‘A’ beside his name on the leaderboard to mark his amateur status, came up with an eagle-three on No. 12. The former University of San Francisco golf star also hit four bogeys and three bogeys.

The Filipino shotmaker, who last week claimed his second straight Philippine Amateur title, had earlier rounds of 69-68-70 for a seven-under 277 total.

That was just six strokes strokes off the top spot and well inside qualifying places for the 2016 Asian Tour season. The top 40 and ties earn Asian Tour cards.

Yikeun Chang of Korea had a 67 for a 13-under 271 total to top the qualifying event, one stroke ahead of Dodge Kemmer of the US.

Michael Bibat had a closing 67 for a 282 total and a share of 42nd place.

Jay Bayron fired a final-round 75 for a 284 total and 59th place.

Orlan Sumcad shot a closing 71 for a 288 aggregate and 97th spot.a

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