Scott does it again in Glenden

Sunday, 3 June 2012

A final round six under par 66 has seen Grant Scott come from three shots behind to take out the 2012 Xstrata Glenden Pro Am. Scott finished at 11 under par for the two rounds, three shots ahead of Sam Brazel and first round leader Chris Wood who both finished in a tie for second.

Scott needed a hot start to his round to be a chance and he found that with two birdies in his opening four holes. A bogey at the eighth only spurred Scott on who went on to birdie five of his last ten holes including the final two holes to walk away with the victory. “I am just really happy with my form while playing the Mining Town Pro Ams. It is my first time up here and I am lost for words with winning twice, but it is great to see the hard work paying off and I am now really looking forward to some big events coming up on my schedule over the next three months”.

Unfortunately first round leader Chris Wood couldn’t match his opening round 64 which included a hole in one on the 12th settling for a even par 72. “I can’t really complain. My game is in great shape and to perform as well as I have done over the last three weeks is tremendous”.

With many standing by to see who would be the Glenden Pro Am champion, three professionals were fighting it out for the 2012 Runge Mining Town Series. Aaron Pike who had lead the series since Dysart took a four shot lead into the final round, knowing that he would again need to shoot a solid round to walk away with a series win. A final round of three under 69 for a series total of 38 under par was good enough for a seven stroke win over Sam Brazel and Grant Scott who finished in a tie for second.

Unfortunately Matthew Ballard, who had lead for the majority of the Runge Mining Town Series did not have an opportunity to reign in Pike, having to withdraw from today’s final round due to an elbow strain.

“What a great three weeks it has been for me up here in the mining towns. I have always enjoyed my trips up here and to win the Runge Mining Town Series after a third place finish last year really has capped off the three weeks. I really do need to thank Runge for their continued support as well as each of the individual Pro Am’s as without their involvement we would not be playing this great series” Pike said after the completion of his round.

Professionals will now head back down the coast for the Boyne Island Pro Am to be played on Tuesday, before there long journey back up the coast in late June for the Sea Temple, Paradise Palms and Tully Pro Ams.