The final field of 50 PGA Professionals is now finalised for the PGA Professionals Championship with Josh Lane winning his place in the field at the final state qualifying event at Cromer Golf Club in Sydney’s North.

Josh LaneIn total, 63 PGA Professionals teed it up for the PGA Professionals Championship of NSW/ACT, all vying for their spot in the $50,000 Championship final at Hamilton Island and the opportunity to qualify for a spot in the Australian PGA Championship in December.

It was Mona Vale Golf Club Teaching Professional Josh Lane who took the honours at the NSW/ACT qualifier, triumphing in a seven-man sudden-death play-off to win the state title.

With all seven players recording pars on the first playoff hole, Lane was required to hole a 20-foot birdie putt on the second play-off hole in order to separate him from the pack and take-out the state title.

In an extremely tight affair, Lane recorded an even-par round of 70 in a field where only two strokes separated first and last qualifying positions.

Qualifiers from the NSW/ACT Event were:
Josh Lane
Alexander Simpson
Gregory Bayley
Adam Demidjuk
Mitchell Ballard
Jamie Hook
Marco Zirov
Paul Maiolo
Mitchell Harry
Anthony Choat
Duane Kirwan
BJ Taylor

The Championship Final of the PGA Professionals Championship will be played at Hamilton Island Golf Club from 19-21 November with the leading two professionals gaining exemptions into the Australian PGA Championship.