Jeev Milkha Singh produced three superb rounds of 71, 67 and 72 to win the Japan PGA Senior Qualifying School in Ibusuki and gain exemption for the Tour, which begins next month.
The 51-year-old Jeev, who is in his second year as a senior pro and has won four times on the regular Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO), was tied fourth after the first round.
He moved into sole lead with a brilliant 67 on the second in windy conditions at the Par-72 Ibusuki Golf Club.
On the third and final day, he played an even-par 72 in tough conditions, including rain, to finish on top of the field that had about 120 players vying for playing rights.
The Japan Senior Tour will have 14 tournaments this year. It will start in April with the Kanehide Senior Okinawa Open Golf Tournament 2023 at Kise Country Club in Okinawa.