2014 ASIAN TOUR Q-School, courtesy of RESORTS WORLD MANILA: Keanu makes cut, misses final stage; 60 of 700-plus players advance!
Qualifying of First Stage of the ASIAN TOUR's 2014 Q-School at Imperial Lakeview Golf Club, Royal Thai Army Sports Center and Springfield Royal Golf Club, Hua Hin, concluded with 60 players out of over 700 advancing to the final stage. The pack of top professionals and amateurs from all over the globe is lead by Ryan Yip of Canada (-17), Simon Griffith, England (-16), Ryoma Yamagata, Japan (-16), Matt Jager, Australia (-16), Craig Hancock, Australia (-9) and Alex Kang, U.S.A. (-8).
Keanu put in spirited rounds staying in touch with the top 21 and tied qualifiers in his qualifying group B, until the occasion got the better of him on day 4 (73, 71, 71, 82). Disappointment of the 18-year old was of course considerable.
But Jahns Sr. commented from Manila, "Things are all good and we're very proud of Keanu. He's held his own for 3 rounds and anyone who produces 13 birdies over 3 rounds on an occasion of this bearing, has got something great going for himself. We are grateful to Keanu's sponsors, his coach Shane Warde, as well as former ASIAN TOUR champion Simon Yates, and we think it was a solid stepping stone and experience for Keanu. With added exposure on the 2014 Philippine PRO Golf Tour, ASIAN Development TOUR and ASEAN PGA TOUR, Keanu will take another good aim at the 2015 ASIAN TOUR. We are also delighted to have the support of RESORTS WORLD MANILA and Stephen Reilly and Jeffrey Evora, who believe in Keanu's extraordinary potential."
The 18-year old Jahns competed courtesy of corporate sponsor RESORTS WORLD MANILA, its COO, Stephen Reilly, Marketing VP Jeffrey Evora, as well as private sponsors Jun Fernandez, Keith Nethercott of GLASSROOMS in the UK, Chairman Leonardo L. Leonio of LLL Holdings, his brother John and his parents Johannes and Nerissa. Keanu's introduction to RESORTS WORLD MANILA was arranged through Eric Piñeda, Manager of Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.Read more...