Europe's top professional golfers face a make-or-break week at the ISPS Handa Perth International where they battle it out to retain their European Tour card
Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Western Australia hosts this final full-field event in The 2014 Race to Dubai: the ISPS Handa Perth International.
With the conclusion of play on Sunday, the top 110 full members in the 2014 Race to Dubai will keep their playing privileges for next season while those that miss out face an uncertain future at the Qualifying School Final Stage or a season on the Challenge Tour.
We take a look at the prospects of 4 players after the completion of their opening round in Perth.
Englishman Lee Slattery began the week 110th on the Race to Dubai. After an opening round of 76 he has a lot of work to do tomorrow to make the cut and secure his card for next year. Photography: Getty Images/ Stanley Chou
American Daniel Im needs to finish at least second to finish in the top 110 and retain his European Tour card. He shot a first round score of 72 (Par) and sits eight shots off the lead. He has a lot of work ahead of him even if he makes the cut this weekend. Photography: Getty Images/ Ian Walton
Ricardo Gonzalez began the week 131st in the Race to Dubai rankings. After an opening round of 68 (4 under) he has put himself in a good position to achieve the 4th-place finish he needs to secure his Tour card for next season. Photography: Getty Images/ Andrew Redlington
David Drysdale of Scotland needs to finish no worse than 19th on Sunday at the ISPS Handa Perth International. The 39-year-old is in great position after this opening round of 5-under-par 67. Photography: Getty Images/ Dean Mouhtaropoulos