Alec Pettigrew defied doctor's orders and a disastrous 10 to emerge triumphant in the Hong Kong Golf Club (HKGC) Championship qualifying tournament. Despite being diagnosed with bronchitis, the Hong Kong international arose from his sick-bed to take his place in the starting lineup for the HKGC's most prestigious event. 'The doctor advised me not to play, but I didn't want to miss out,' said Pettigrew who followed his morning 73 over the New Course with a 78 on the Eden Course in the afternoon. Given his physical state it was a remarkable effort from the resilient Pettigrew, particularly as he ran up a 10 at the par-four fourth hole on the Eden where he struck two shots out of bounds. That one hole left him in danger of failing to finish in the top-16 who progress to the knockout stages. However, with 12 pars and two bogeys over the next 14 holes, not only did Pettigrew assure himself of qualifying, but also it was good enough to earn him a one-stroke victory from Doug Williams. As the number one seed, Pettigrew will face former HKGC captain Sam Wong, the 16th qualifier with a score of 159, in Sunday morning's first round. The winner of the that clash will take on the winner of the match between Tony Taylor and Roger Pyrke in the afternoon. Potentially, the most intriguing second-round contest could be between Hugh Staunton and his teenage son, Roderick. For that to happen, though, both would need to win their morning encounters. They were among four players tied for third place in the 36-hole qualifier on 155 with Roderick's 75 being the joint best return on the Eden. Also safely through to the matchplay rounds is Brian Choa, the defending champion.