Scott trumps Queensland OOM
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
For 12 long months Grant Scott and Brad Andrews have been locked in a battle to claim the 2011/12 Queensland Sunshine Tour Order of Merit title. The Order of Merit crown has been regarded as one of the most prestigious title’s on the Sunshine Tour calendar with consistency proving to be the vital key to success.
Heading into the final event yesterday at the Howeston Pro Am, Grant Scott was sitting four points in front of Andrews. With a maximum of 10 points awarded at each event Scott was certainly in the driver’s seat, but with the pressure of the final event now upon him nerves were certainly going to play a crucial part in the outcome.
Andrew’s was going to require a good round and when he signed for a two under par 69, he had really put himself in a position to claim an unprecedented third Order of Merit title. But as has been the case for Scott over the past twelve months, a rock solid one under par 70 closed the door on Andrews’ dream, with Scott finishing three points ahead of Andrew’s to claim his first Queensland Sunshine Tour Order of Merit title.
Scott has certainly taken his game to the next level over the past twelve months, and in a season that included 5 wins and 18 top ten’s, Scott has never lost sight of where he wants his game to be. “The Order of Merit title was not really on my radar at the start of the year, but when I found myself running at the top of the Order of Merit leaderboard in the middle of the season I knew I needed to focus on winning this title and it is a great feeling to accomplish one of my goals.”
“Winning the Order of Merit is certainly given me the boost I needed heading into Australasian Tour over the coming months. Hopefully I can continue to play well and secure a One Asia tour card for the 2013 season,” Scott said.
Once again the 2011/12 Queensland Sunshine Tour has been a huge success, with professionals playing in 52 Pro Am events with more than $1.3 million in prizemoney on offer. The tour once again returned to Far North Queensland for the first time in more than five years and as the Queensland Sunshine Tour head’s into its 50th Birthday celebrations, the 2012/13 season is shaping up to be one of its greatest.