Cape City – South Africa’s Justin Harding edged nearer to securing his debut spot on the Masters subsequent month.
Harding completed tied for second finally weekend’s Kenya Open at Karen Nation Membership – ending one shot adrift from Italian Guido Migliozzi.
The 33-year-old moved up 4 spots to interrupt into the world Prime 50 and sit at No 48th on the earth – giving him an inexpensive shot at moving into the Masters.
Ought to Harding preserve his world rating through the week previous to April’s Masters – he may be a part of compatriots and former Masters champions Charl Schwartzel and Trevor Immelman, Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace, in addition to novice Jovan Rebula at this 12 months’s first Main.
“I believe I am most likely nonetheless going to should have a good outcome come the Match Play however I’ve no less than given myself a good shot at Augusta,” Harding informed the European Tour web site.
“It was one other good week, fairly happy. I battled, most likely from gap one, with membership choice and the wind swirling round so to have come out and posted 15 beneath, I am happy.
“I had week final week and one other one this week so I am sitting fairly properly first season on the European Tour,” he stated.
Harding has received 5 instances over the past 10 months – twice in South Africa, twice in Asia, as soon as on the European Tour within the Qatar Masters.
Harding won’t be taking part on this week’s European Tour occasion, the Maybank Championship.
The 2019 Masters will get beneath manner from April 11-14 with American Patrick Reed the defending champion.
????@JustinHarding60 is the 2nd participant to interrupt into the World Prime 50 for the primary time of their profession thus far in 2019!Harding entered the OWGR again in 2005, competeing in a complete of 196 OWGR Eligible Tournaments, eight wins & 35 Prime 10 finishes!#OWGR#OfficialWorldGolfRanking pic.twitter.com/TipE5TzFQv
— OWGR (@OWGRltd) March 18, 2019