Australia’s Marcus Fraser continued his stranglehold on the Asian Tour Order of Merit despite having to settle for a runner-up finish at the Panasonic Open Golf Championship over the weekend. Fraser carded rounds of 71,68,67,68 for a 10 under par total of 274.
With a close eye on the hectic schedule ahead, the 37-year-old is pleased his comfortable lead of more than US$300,000 over second-placed Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines will help strengthen his bid of becoming the first Australian to lift the prestigious Order of Merit title at the end of the year.
“The Order of Merit is always on the back of your mind and to come out here to finish tied second is a great confidence booster.
“I wasn’t expecting much when I came here but I just wanted to put another number up for the Order of Merit,” said Fraser.