A fantastic run of 10-under in 11 holes helped Gippsland local Peter Wilson secure his second Latrobe City WIN Network Traralgon Pro-Am and his third straight pro-am of the series.
Following wins at the Origin Energy Lang Lang Pro-Am and the Yarram Pro-Am last week Wilson was always going to be one to watch this week.
Following his 1-under 71 on Thursday Wilson opened his round with bogeys on his first two holes to slip to 1-over. He then set the course alight shooting an impressive 10-under in the next 11 holes to move to 9-under the card.
“I got hot today really quickly and just managed to hole everything on the greens and from the fairway twice as well,” Wilson said.
His 11 hole run was highlighted by three eagles on the 6th, 16th and a chip in on the 18th. Added to these were four birdies which secured him a one shot victory from another Gippsland local Geoff Drakeford.
Drakeford followed up his opening round of 3-under with a fine 5-under to finish in clear second. Another local David Bransdon took some of his shoot-out form from Thursday night into Fridays play, turning his futures around with a solid 3-under 69. Bransdon wasn’t the only ISPS HANDA PGA of Australasia Tour player to turn his game around, 2015 Australian PGA Champion Nathan Holman returning to form with a 4-under 68.
However it was overnight leader Adam Burdett who had the biggest fall giving back all his shots to finish at even Par in a tie for 17th.
The Latrobe City WIN Network Traralgon Pro-Am now in its 27th year is a feature on the Pro-Am calendar drawing Professionals from many other states. Graeme Middlemiss of Latrobe City Council was asked during presentations ‘why would we support a golf tournament’ and the answer was easy,
“Why wouldn’t we? This event promotes the local area and all it has to offer right across our nation.”
Middlemiss was keen to ensure the event future as well, “We are proud to be associated with this event and we are committed to supporting in the future.”
The Southern Swing of the PGA Pro-Am series moves to Bairnsdale on Saturday for The Big Garage Subaru Pro-Am, before finishing up at The Geelong Golf Pro-Am on Monday.
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