Wynnum is famous for hosting the largest one day Pro-Am event on the PGA Pro-Am Series Sunshine Swing Tour and this is no exception as the Club marks the 37th Bartons / BMD Wynnum Pro-Am.

This year's event has again attracted a star studded line up of players for the final Sunshine Swing event for the season before the players take  a well earned break.

Peter Senior, Ian Baker-Finch, Terry Price and Tim Elliot flew the flag for the PGA Legends Tour taking on the likes of James Nitties, Rhein Gibson, Brett Rankin and Ashley Hall after his stellar few weeks on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

After recent storms, the Wynnum layout presented itself beautifully for the 98 Professionals and was set up for low scoring.  

Loyal tournament sponsor Mick Power from BMD said how much he enjoys sponsoring this event every year

"This event provides an opportunity for young PGA Professionals to play and develop their skills before heading to the world stage as we have seen times over the years."

"It is fantastic to see the Professionals continually return for our event year after year which has helped us to create lasting friendships between the Professionals and our sponsors".

Last year's winner Tim Hart was unable to defend his title as he is currently competing in South Africa. Tim has used the knowledge and experience gained here on the PGA Pro-Am Series to step up and make his mark on the international scene.

Brett Rankin was the clubhouse leader after this morning's round carding a 7 under par score of 63 which included a mixed bag of seven birdies, two bogies and an eagle. Although there were 42 players under par, none could go lower than 64 making Rankin the 2016 Barton/BMD Wynnum Pro-Am champion. 

"I am really happy with the win today especially after what was a disappointing event at the Australian PGA last week" said Rankin

"The field here this week is one of the best we have ever seen so to be standing up here makes it all that rewarding, not to mention the $10,000 cheque coming at a great time before Christmas"

Brett Rankin was also in a tussle with Damien Jordan for the 2016 Order of Merit. Jordan took an early lead after a solid start to the season on the PGA Pro-Am Series, but Rankin has finished the season with two wins. The pressure was on for Jordan as he teed off needing to make in excess of $650 to ensure his finish at the top of the Order of Merit, and when he managed a more than credible 65, the $10,000 bonus cheque was secured.  

For all the results from the Bartons / BMD Pro-Am please click here.