Perfect golf conditions greeted players at the Emerald Golf Club for the first of six events to be played over the next two weeks in the mining towns region, as part of the Onsite Rental Group Mining Towns series.

This is the second year that the Onsite Rental Group has come onboard as the series sponsor. The six tournaments form part of the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series.

A total of 35 visiting Professionals from across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria teed it up in the Emerald Pro-Am all vying for the first win of the Mining Town Series.

Experienced Professional Steven Jeffress fired 5-under par 65 to secure a two shot victory at the Emerald Golf Club.

Jeffress had six birdies and just the one bogey on his card for the round,  “I played really steady today and gave myself plenty of opportunities to make birdies,  my only bogey coming at the 17th hole when I hit it into the bunker,” Jeffress said.

“This is my second time up here for the Mining Towns events; I am looking forward to the rest of the series.”

Professional Nelson Turner from the Gold Coast was out earlier in the day and set the early lead with a 3-under par 67 but had to settle for second place in the end. “This is the best finish I have had in a Pro-Am, so I am thrilled with my finish and really pleased with how I played today,” Turner said.

The next stop in the Mining Towns Series will be Tieri where play begins 7.00am Monday morning for the Glencore – Oaky Creek Coal Tieri Pro-Am, with the leading players teeing off in the 12pm field.