Aberdeen-born rookie professional Dylan Perry storms home to finish equal third at Heiwa PGM Championship in Okinawa

DYLAN Perry's future in Japan looks secure for another year after the rookie professional stormed home to finish tied for third at the Heiwa PGM Championship in Okinawa at the weekend.

Now based at Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, the Aberdeen-born 24-year-old began the final round inside the top five and finished it off in style, making birdies at three of his last four holes to win close to $155,000 and make a crucial move on the Order of Merit.

With four events left to play on the Japan Golf Tour schedule, Perry now sits 36th on the money list, safely inside the cut-off for players to retain their playing privileges in 2020.

In a post on Instagram, he thanked the support network behind him for the second top-five finish of his young career.

"Absolutely thrilled with my T3 finish this week in the Heiwa PGM Championship in Okinawa," said Perry, who topped PGA Tour of Australasia Q School last December.

"Big thanks to my caddy Simon Clarke for getting the job done with me. Absolute legend.

"Thanks to adidas Golf, Golf Australia, Titleist for your continued support.

"And, lastly, thank you to my better half Brittany for your belief in me.

"It's onwards and upwards."

Birdies at two of his opening three holes put Perry in position to challenge for the title before dropping a shot at the par-four fourth hole.

After turning in three-under 33, he gave a stroke back with a three-putt bogey at the par-four 10th but needed just four putts across his final four holes to sign for a five-under 66, three in arrears of the winner, viral sensation Ho-Sung Choi.

Tony Webeck writes for PGA Australia