Mitchell Brown handed in a blemish free card to take out the Launceston Kitchen Centre Pro-Am at Mowbray Golf Club with a round of 5-under 66.
Brown overcame a field including 2017 Victorian / Tasmanian Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series Order of Merit winner Mitchell A Brown, Scott Laycock and recent winners on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series Ben Ford and Luke Hickman.
Brown began his round from the 1st tee and opened with five straight pars before making back-to-back birdies on the 6th and 7th.
He recorded a birdie on the 11th to move to 4-under, which seemed to be enough in the conditions.
Brown then made six straight pars before recording a birdie on the last hole to go to 5-under and secure the win.
“I played quite nicely today, nice and steady,” said Brown.
“I thought the score was around about the mark. I birdied my last hole, which I thought I needed to do.
“It was a nice round, stress-free and bogey-free, which is always good.”
This was the final event on a 10 day swing through Tasmania with Professionals playing for over $58,000 in prize money.
The next best round of the day was Scott Laycock who got off to a slightly slow start after making bogey on the 5th, his second hole.
However he hit back with birdies on the 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 16th to move to 4-under the card, one behind Brown with four holes to play.
Laycock made a costly bogey at the par-4 17th to drop back to 3-under, then immediately hit back with a birdie on the 18th but when he could only manage two straight pars to finish his round he was left in clear second place on 4-under 67.
In-form players on the Tasmanian swing Ben Ford and Scott Priest continued on their way, tying with James Corkhill and Launceston Professional Daniel Smith for 3rd on 2-under 69.
After 10 days of golf throughout Tasmania Brown was full of praise for the host clubs throughout the state.
“They have put on great events and it’s been most welcoming,” added Brown.
“The greens were really good on the course today, there were a couple of dry spots on the back-9 just due to a lack of water.
“But it played well and I didn’t have a lie on a fairway where I thought it wasn’t fair, so it was a great day.”
Launceston Kitchen Centre continued their support for Professional golf in the state by increasing the purse to $18k, making the event the largest pro-am on the Tasmanian schedule.
“There are not that many one-day $18,000 events anywhere, let alone in Tasmania, so it’s just awesome," added Brown.
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