SURFING: Mitch Coleborn's chances of qualifying for next year's world Championship Tour have suffered a significant hit in Hawaii.
The 29-year-old, who has been on the fringes of the globe's top tier for several seasons, sustained a round three exit of a crucial Qualifying Series event.
He finished third in a four-man heat to bow out of contention in the 10,000-point Hawaiian Pro.
As a result, he will need to produce a stunning showing in the last major event on the circuit, the 10,000-point Vans World Cup, also at Hawaii, later this month.
Tour co-ordinator Al Hunt told the Daily prior to the Hawaiian Pro the goofy footer would need about 10,000 points from the last two events.
With just 1100 points gained from the Hawaiian Pro, that leaves him with a mountain to climb in the last event.
Coleborn is 27th on the QS standings. The top-10 will earn berths on next year's CT (not including surfers also in the top 22 on the CT rankings).
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