Anthony Smith has won the Victorian PGA Professionals Championship and Victorian Club Pro Championship by two shots with a standout round of 5-under 68 at Keysborough Golf Club.

Anthony SmithThe first of the qualifying events for the PGA Professionals Championship Final to be played at Hamilton Island from 19 - 21 in November, overnight rains cleared for perfect scoring conditions throughout the day.

In addition to a spot in the final, Smith also gained a place in the 2019 Victorian PGA Championship to be played from 24 – 27 October, 2019.

Tied in second place on 3-under 70 were Simon Anglis and Michael Harris with both players also earning a start at the 2019 Victorian PGA Championship.

Sitting in fourth place, Glenn Joyner’s round of 2-under the card saw him complete the tournament as leading senior qualifier.

Shane Johnson, John Horvath, Alexander Pitty and Ben Bunny completed the tournament tied for fifth place, while James Hartley, Benjamin Ferguson, Shane Butler and Craig McLean rounded out the list of 12 players to progress to the final.

With five players tied for ninth place leaving 13 eligible for a spot in the final, a playoff was called where Rhys Granger was unfortunate to miss out with a double-bogey on the playoff hole.

Victorian Scott Laycock also qualifies to compete in the PGA Professionals Championship Final as the tournament’s reigning champion.

Western Australia is the next state to compete with the PGA Professionals Championship of WA taking place at Wembley Golf Course on 7 May, 2019.