Simon Hawkes set a new course record today in the GetWinesDirect Pro-Am at the Heidelberg Golf Club with a faultless round of 8-under 64, beating the previous record held by Kris Mueck who also competed today.

After teeing off on the 10th hole Hawkes birdied five of his first nine holes, to make the turn in 31.  He then eagled the Par 5 4th and immediately backed it up with a birdie on the short Par 4 4th to move to 8-under.

His round could have been even lower as finished with four straight Pars which included missing a short range birdie putt on the 9th, his last hole.

“It’s great, this is my first course record ever” said Hawkes.

His form has been fluctuating of late finishing third in the Qantas Golf Club Pro-Am at the beginning of the week and  after missing the cut at the Oates Vic Open last weekend.

“I’ve been playing really well since the start of the year, I shot 12-under in Asian Qualifying School first stage but I missed out, so it’s kind of been a year of good golf and misses so far so it’s nice to finally get one over the line.”

Hawkes will now set his focus towards next week’s Pro-Am’s in the Victorian series.  With The Sands Classic at Torquay on Tuesday, the Barwon Cleaning Supplies Pro-Am at Portarlington on Wednesday before The Eynesbury Classic.

Worth $60,000 over two days, this event has drawn many big names during a break in the Australian PGA Tour Schedule.