Ashley Hall had an emotional victory today claiming his first win in six years.
Winning his third tournament in his home state of Victoria, Hall walked through the clubhouse doors of Huntingdale with his small daughter in his arms, wife Tara and young son by his side.
"I didn't see a leaderboard until half way up 11 and I was just kind of trying to plod along, make some birdies and keep mistakes off the card, which I had," said Hall.
"So to see I was only two back at that time I thought his (McKenzie) letting me have a chance."
"I said to Graham who was caddying for me today, that's all we want around here, is to have a chance."
With tears welling in his eyes the emotional realisation of the win showed on Hall's face.
"I haven't hit good shots in playoffs in the last few years and that was really a good one there," added Hall, of his chip-in for birdie on the first playoff hole.
Tara shared the depth of his joy and satisfaction, clearly shown by her silent tears.
A feeling of relief was lingering in the room as Hall secured his spot in the ISPS Handa Perth International.
The clearly emotional champion took a break during his interview to soak in the gravity of the situation.
Returning to the bar, Hall was all smiles with the animation of his personality reappearing to celebrate the dramatic win with friends and family.
Hall's Mercedes-Benz Truck and Bus Victorian Championship victory has reinstalled his belief in himself, proving he has the ability to play and achieve great things in the game of golf.
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