In his return from injury, Queensland’s Damien Jordan has fired a brilliant bogey-free round of 6-under 65 to claim victory by one shot in the Southport Pro-Am.

Damien Jordan“I got off to a great start with a birdie on my opening hole which really set the tone for the day,” said Jordan.

“I haven’t been able to hit balls lately due to a wrist injury so it’s forced me to work hard on my putting, also making a grip change has helped a lot.”

Jordan was one of 54 Professionals teeing it up at Southport Golf Club that presented in immaculate condition for the event.

“The greens here at Southport are the best I’ve ever seen them, they were outstanding to putt on.”

An early leader in the morning field, local favourite Steven Jeffress has used home course advantage to finish in a tie for second place with James Anstiss with rounds of 5-under 66.

Jeffress played solid golf around the tight Southport layout, making the most of the morning conditions in a round which included seven birdies and just two bogeys as a result of errant drives off the tee; both balls finding the water.

“The course is in incredible condition for this time of year,” said Jeffress.

“The greens were not as fast today as they often are for the Pro-Am but they rolled perfectly, every putt just held its line, full credit to the staff here on presenting a great golf course today.”

Competition remained tight throughout the day at the Southport Pro-Am where Kade McBride, Douglas Klein and Michael Wright tied for fourth place with rounds of 4-under 67.

The highlight of the event, however, came from Trainee Professional Jackson Jubelin from Palm Meadows Golf Course scored an albatross on the par-5, 1st hole after taking driver off the tee he then holed a 5 iron for a two. Jubelin tied for 11th place at 1-under the card.

The next stop on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series is the McKimms Real Estate Grafton Pro-Am on Friday 9 August 2019.