Wilson claims maiden Tour victory
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Victorian Peter Wilson has claimed his maiden PGA Tour of Australasia victory, winning the WA Goldfields PGA Championship by two shots at Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
Starting the day one behind the overnight leader Glenn Joyner, 34-year-old Wilson looked dangerous from the opening holes and never looked back, at one stage stretching his commanding lead to five strokes.
“It’s just so good to win one finally,” he said after claiming his biggest ever prize cheque in Australia.
“I was 6-under after 11, I just had a hot start. I started to think about it for a while there, but I got it done in the end.”
In accepting the trophy Wilson acknowledged his support team that includes PGA coach Stuart Leong, Physiotherapist Paul Trainor and Jamie Glazier.
“It’s just the whole package, everyone is working together and its showing.”
With a final round of 3-under to finish at 5-under for the tournament, Wilson finished two ahead of Glenn Joyner, who was quick to praise the Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
“I can promise you if the guys that are voting on it come here and play, it won’t be voted number 73 in Australia for long. It’s in the top 20 I think,” said Joyner.
Young Victorian Andrew Kelly finished third at 1-under par, while Nick Cullen chipped in on the final hole to claim a share of fourth alongside Kurt Carlson and Brendan Smith.
Kris Mueck shot the round of the day – a 7-under 65 courtesy of an eagle, six birdies and a bogey.