Sunshine Tour

Harding's amazing season looks set to get better

Justin Harding (Asian Tour)
Justin Harding (Asian Tour)

Sentosa - South African Justin Harding's foray into the Asian Tour has been fantastic so far, but he is not done yet.

The 32-year-old has broken into the top-10 of the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings following his second-place finish at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup on Sunday.

With that, Harding is now in a commanding position to qualify for two of the most lucrative events on the Tour schedule in 2018 and he aims to secure his spot over the next two weeks.

"Hopefully, this result will help with my chances to qualify for the CIMB Classic and the WGC-HSBC Champions. It will be tight on the Habitat for Humanity Standings and we've got a fortnight left, so by no means I'm done and dusted. I still have to grind," said Harding, who is currently eighth on the money list.

Harding won the Indonesia Open and the Royal Cup earlier in the season, becoming the first golfer to win twice in his first two starts on Asia's premier circuit.

"It has been a whirlwind on the Asian Tour. Everything is new to me but I'm enjoying it and having a lot of fun. I'm looking to continue my form throughout the year," added Harding.

The top-10 and top-four players (not otherwise exempt) on the Habitat for Humanity standings will qualify for the $7million CIMB Classic and $10 million WGC-HSBC Champions staged in Malaysia and China respectively.

The cut-off date for both events will be upon the conclusion of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Chinese Taipei on October 7.

This week, the Asian Tour heads to the Taiwan Golf and Country Club for the $850 000 Taiwan Masters, which is celebrating its 32nd edition this year.

Top-20 players on the Habitat for Humanity Standings:

1. Shubhankar SHARMA (IND) $603,155.55

2. Sanghyun PARK (KOR) $535,524.07

3. Matt WALLACE (ENG) $446,660

4. Scott VINCENT (ZIM) $391,142.6

5. Gaganjeet BHULLAR (IND) $390,226.53

6. Kiradech APHIBARNRAT (THA) $372,480.89

7. Yuta IKEDA (JPN) $338,671.47

8. Justin HARDING (RSA) $338,097.88

9. Rahil GANGJEE (IND) $296,888.5

10. Sihwan KIM (USA) $279,623.77

11. Minchel CHOI (KOR) $271,340.97

12. John CATLIN (USA) $247,372.18

13. Paul PETERSON (USA) $241,148.57

14. Jazz JANEWATTANANOND (THA) $224,414.8

15. Shaun NORRIS (RSA) $179,715.32

16. Prom MEESAWAT (THA) $165,838.63

17. Danthai BOONMA (THA) $165,252.19

18. Berry HENSON (USA) $164,560.6

19. Kurt KITAYAMA (USA) $152,723.69

20. Daniel NISBET (AUS) $151,883.64

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