Players hit the “pearl” in the northwest, Broome for another fantastic edition of the Broome Furnishings Carpet Paint and Tile Open and the final event on the WA May/June swing of the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series.
A favourite stop for all, players enjoyed beautiful weather for the $30,000 two-day event.
Day one provided a good test with strong easterlies making the course considerably tough.
Daniel Hoeve and Brody Martin fired superb rounds of 5-under 67 to hold the overnight lead by one shot over two other WA locals Daniel Fox and Brady Watt.
On day two the wind was up early but dropped off for the players to really take advantage of the Broome Golf Club layout.
Rory Bourke posted a pair of 70’s to be 4-under and outright 6th. Brody Martin added a 1-under 71 round to his 67 to be 6-under for the tournament and outright 5th with Braden Becker firing a 67 and Peter Lonard a 66 to share third place on 7-under.
It was then left to the two hottest players on course Fiji’s Sam Lee and WA’s Daniel Fox.
Lee posted five straight birdies from the 2nd through 6th hole to join Fox at the top of leader board, eventually signing for a 7-under 65.
Fox also went low on day two, turning in 4-under before having three consecutive birdies from the 15th to the 17th to record a bogey-free 65 and close the door on Lee and finish on an 11-under total.
This gave Fox his second multiple round win after securing the Mitchell & Brown Spalding Park Open earlier in the swing and now shooting back to the top of the WA Order of Merit.
“The game felt great today, always nice to have a bogey-free round especially a 7-under 65 to notch my first win in Broome,” said Fox.
“I love coming to Broome it’s one of our favourite stops on tour, I wish we could have a couple more events a year up here.”
Players will now head back east to continue the quest on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series, WA will host two more events later in the year to decide the WA OOM title.
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