The Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena and Mark Fernando stood on the cut line after three rounds of the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage Friday. Tabuena shot a 71 while Fernando carded a 68 for a 54-hole of 210 that dropped them in a nine-man group for 39th place. Only the top 40 and ties after four rounds will earn their Asian Tour cards for 2013. Michael Bibat carded a 72 for 212 to tie for 61st while Charles Hong had a 73 for 213 and was in 75th.
The Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena, eyeing another season on the Asian Tour, matched par-72 Thursday to trail Thailand’s Donlaphatchai Niyomchon by 9 strokes in the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. The 18-year-old Tabuena’s 139 put him in an 18-way tie for 30th place. Charles Hong fired a 67 and also made the cut with 140, in a tie with Michael Bibat (71). Mhark Fernando was the only other Filipino to get under the wire in the 72-hole qualifying after shooting a 69-142. James Lam (72-144), Marvin Dumandan (73-147) and Carl Santos-Ocampo (78-148) failed to advance. Only the top 40 and ties will make the Asian Tour.