Kane wins through
By STEVE SPINKS
LISMORE'S Kane Webber has won through the first round of the tough US Tour Qualifying School.
Webber, who is based in the US, finished in a tie for 12th at the Dayton Valley Country Club in the four-day tournament that concluded on October 26.
The 27-year-old finished eight-under, eight shots behind eventual winner Seung-su Han who hit 16-under.
The top 20 finishers at Dayton go through to the second round.
A third and final round is completed between the winners of the second round at the end of November.
Instead of preparing for the second round in the US, Webber will tee off at the US$4 million Singapore Open dubbed the 'Major in Asia' tomorrow.
Many of the world's top golfers will contest the event including Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Angel Cabrera, Darren Clarke and Michael Campbell.
Australia's Adam Scott will also play, hoping to win his third Singapore Open in a row.
In his first Singapore Open last year, Webber finished a creditable 40th.
The Singapore Open, at the Sentosa Golf Club, is part of the Asian Tour which the former Lismore golfer qualified for early last year.
It is Webber's second year as a professional after he graduated from the University of Colorado.
Last year he finished 36th in the order of merit for the Asian Tour after winning the Macau Open, claiming fifth at the Aamby Valley Asian Masters in India and sixth at the Taiwan Open. He earned US$105,456 from 12 tournaments.
This year Webber has only contested seven events with a best finish in the BMW Asian Open in April.
Qualifying for the US Tour is the main thing on Webber's mind.
Meanwhile, another Lismore golfer, Sam Brazel, will be attempting to win through the first round of the US Tour
Qualifying School this week. He will tee off at the Treyburn Country Club tomorrow.